Star Wars ep 1,4,5+6 - Ripping Problems

Discussion in 'CloneDVD' started by slithu, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. slithu

    slithu Member

    Hi there,

    I've been looking through the search for info on the problem I'm having, and although there have been people with the same issue, I haven't found a solution (or understood it if there was one)!

    The angles options in the 4 films.
    There are different angles which cover the different languages for the scrolling intro text at the beginning.
    Selecting 1 angle only, the preview plays fine and will only show the correct text for that angle, but once it starts to rip the DVD, you can see the other angles in the preview coming through so therefore once the film has finished ripping, the intro text appears multiple times in different languages and the audio is out of sync for the rest of the movie.

    I've been using AnyDVD, CloneDVD and AutoGK. The same problem is occuring whether I'm ripping using Clone DVD or AutoGK.

    Is there a simple option that I am missing that will solve this?

    **edit - just realised this should be in the CloneDVD section. Sorry!**

    The discs I'm using by the way are Ep1 - Region 2 (original release), Ep 4,5+6 - Region 1 (2006 release).

    Strangely enough, Ep 2 and 3 ripped and converted with no problems at all.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    **edit - Oops, I should have posted this in the CloneDVD section. Sorry!**
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2007
  2. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    CloneDVD or CloneDVD mobile?
  3. slithu

    slithu Member

    Sorry, should have said.



    AutoGK 2.40
  4. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    1. For EP 4,5, and 6, just choose to preserve the main menu in Clonedvd, and select the first angle (which should have the English text).

    2. Or backup all three angles without the main menu.

    By the way, update to Anydvd click (this won't affect your issue though)

    Anything else is an AutoGK issue.
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  5. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    Sorry, I don't fully understand.
    How do you watch the files created by CloneDVD? Does this error show, if you play the files (the VIDEO_TS.IFO file, not the .VOB files!) with DVD player software like ZoomPlayer, mplayer classic, PowerDVD (open folder in disc mode)?
    What are you doing with AutoGK?
  6. slithu

    slithu Member

    Thanks Webslinger,

    I've downloaded the latest beta, just haven't installed it yet!

    I don't need the main menu as I'm converting it to XviD (it's easier to have all 6 films on one DVD rather than having to keep using the original DVDs all the time.).

    So basically, if I rip the DVD once using CloneDVD keeping the menus and only using angle 1, will that remove the other angles, then if I re-rip it and convert it to XviD using AutoGK, I should be ok?
  7. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    Ah. CloneDVD will keep the multi angle streams (it will only blank them out) to keep the DVD structure as close to the original as possible. It looks like AutoGK doesn't like that. You should try CloneDVD mobile in VOB pass-through mode, it will remove unwanted angles completely from the output.
  8. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    I can't speak for anything involving AutoGK as I don't use the program, but it seems to me the "syncing" issue you mention is related to an issue with AutoGK.

    If I rip angle 1 only, I get all those various subtitle languages as well. If I preserve the main menu--and choose to select "play" via the main menu (and having ripped only angle 1), everything plays fine. You can also select all 3 angles to backup if you want, but the main thing is to select "play" through the main menu.

    Possibly James has another work around, but I can only tell you what works for me (or what I can reproduce). I also can't speak for Episode 1, since I hated the film and don't own the disc. But quite possibly preserving the main menu and selecting "play" through it works as well.
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2007
  9. slithu

    slithu Member

    @ James,

    What I am trying to achieve is to rip all the Star Wars DVDs into XviD files so I can put them all onto one DVD.

    In CloneDVD you can watch the preview in the Title Configuration screen. This will show you the different angles.

    Once I've selected Angle 1 (which is the english one) and changed the audio and subtitle settings, I choose the Output Method as DVD files. When you hit Go, you can see the preview of the film playing while it rips. While watching this, you can see that it is putting in the other Angles.

    I watch the files back either using Media Player Classic or WinDVD8.

    If they play ok, then I'll use AutoGK to convert them into XviD files.
  10. slithu

    slithu Member

    Ok. I'll try ripping it using the menu and angle 1 only, then I'll see what AutoGK does with it.

    The sync is out after the initial rip using CloneDVD. But this is before I've tried to rip keeping the menu intact. I'm gonna try that now.

    And you're right, episode 1 is god awful!

    Last edited: Sep 8, 2007
  11. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    I'd try what James suggested with Clonedvd mobile (I missed reading his response earlier).
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2007
  12. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    I didn't write that clearly

    1. Angle 1 + main menu works (you must select "play" through the main menu)

    2. All three angles backed up without the main menu works

    And anything else is an AutoGK issue.
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2007
  13. slithu

    slithu Member

    Ah, bugger. I'll download the trial and give it a go later.

    Any chance you could get an option into CloneDVD that would do the VOB pass-through? :D


    Thanks Webslinger, I'll figure something out to get it done. Looks like CloneDVD Mobile is going to be the best bet, although it is only these films I've had problems with, so hopefully I'll get it all sorted out before the tiral period runs out!**
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2007
  14. slithu

    slithu Member

    Just finished encoding Episode 1 and...

    It's worked fine!

    So, for others who may want to try this :

    Rip the DVD using CloneDVD leaving the menus intact and Angle 1.
    Once ripped, use CloneDVD Mobile and use the VOB pass-through mode.

    This should remove the Angle problem.


    Thanks to James and Webslinger.
  15. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    You should also be able to rip all three angles without the menus if you want.

    Nice! James always has the right answer.