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This list has about everything you need to burn,rip,edit,encode and some more for your movie/dvd collection. Found this while i was looking to convert .mp4 to dvd and thought i'd share it.


These packs contain all the software for the corresponding guides.

Gordian Knot rippack 0.35.0 pack2 - contains basic software to do SBC, DivX5 and XviD encoding as described in my guides - contains vStrip 0.8f CSS, DGIndex 1.2.1, BeSweet 1.5b30, azidts 0.1, vsfilter, Decomb 5.2.1, fluxsmooth, Convolution3D, Deen, TomsMoComp, AviSynth 2.55, VobSub 2.23, VirtualDubMod, Nandub RC2 lumafix ecffix, chapterXtractor 0.962 and Robot4Rip 0.5.

Gordian Knot Codec Pack 1.9 - audio and video codecs for GKnot encoding if you don't have it already - contains DivX3.11alpha, DivX5.12 Pro trial, XviD Koepi 1.0.3, Huffyuv, AC3Filter 0.70b, mpgaudioax, Morgan Stream Switcher and ffdshow alpha 2004-10-12

DVD2SVCD 1.2.3 b1 - contains all you need for DVD2SVCD conversion (exept for SP/TMPG, but here's a CCE demo and a TMPG demo ): vStrip 0.8f, DGMPGDec 1.45, Avisynth 2.55, BeSweet 1.5b30, IVTC Plugin 2.2 for Avisynth, Decomb 5.12, Madplay 1.5, Pulldown v0.99c, SimpleResize.dll, WinSubMux, VCDImager 0.7.12, bbMPEG 1.24b18 modified.


Below you can find a lot of useful software split into the following sections:

  • Audio Tools: All you need to process audio. From AC3 extraction, over AC3 decoder to mp3 compressors and synchronizing tools
  • Avi Editing Tools: Everything you need to edit AIVIs, cut, join, add audio tracks, etc.
  • Calculators: Calculation programs that will calculate almost anything for you
  • Codecs: All you need to play back MPEG-4 movies.
  • Digital TV: All the tools you need to process captured digital TV content (DVB, HDTV)
  • Descrambling / Ripping tools: All the good DVD Ripping programs to get your VOBs from the DVD disc to your harddisk
  • Decoders: Programs that can decode a DVD stream (encoders then encode that data to MPEG-1/2/4).
  • DivX / MPEG-4 encoders: programs that will encode DVDs to DivX and other MPEG-4 formats
  • Filters: various filters to play DVDs, AC3 audio and filters for VirtualDub and Avisynth
  • High Def Tools: Tools to deal with your HD DVD / Blu-ray collection
  • Launchers: Autorun programs to play your AVIs upon insertion of the CD.
  • Media Players: Media Player replacements and a Hollywood Plus player.
  • MPEG1/2 encoders: programs that encode your DVDs to MPEG-1/2
  • Region free tools: 2 tools to make your Hollywood Plus & Software DVD Player region free
  • Source codes: source codes for all the open source tools you can find on this page
  • Subtitles: All tools needed to extract and process subtitles. Including various subtitle format converters
  • Support Utils: useful goodies for all kinds of stuff
  • VOB Tools: stream extractors, merger and splitter. Complements to the Rippers


Audio Tools

eac3to - multi purpose tool for audio on (HD)DVDs, Blu-ray discs and Transport streams. Analyzes, transcodes, extracts/demuxes tracks, removes delays, etc. Website
aften 0.0.8 - open source AC3 encoder. Website.
azidts 0.1 - BeSweet based CLI DTS transcoding utility
Azid 1.9 - probably the best free AC3 decoder out there. Used in most of todays transcoding tools like BeSweet.
BeLight 0.22 - probably the best BeSweet GUI. Website
BeSplit 0.82 - simple AAC/AC3/WAV/MPx cutter. Website 
BeSliced 0.2 - GUI for BeSplit, creates dummy AAC/AC3/WAV/MPx files and can fix corrupt AC3 streams. Website
BeSure 1.2 - direct VOB/AC3 to CD audio (regular, Dolby Digital or DTS CD) conversion. Website
BeSweet 1.5 - Advanced audio transcoding tool. offers one-pass & two-pass Normalization, DRC, Equalization, Sample-Rate-Conversion, Delay Assertion & more. Website
BeSweet GUI 0.7b5 - GUI for BeSweet, azid, lame, WavBooster, ssrc and toolame. Website
DeDynamic 0.2 - real time dynamic range compression Direct Show filter
HeadAC3he 0.23a - smart & fast AC3 -> WAV/MP3/OGG/AC3-WAV transcoding utility (contains SSE dlls. MMX/SSE2 dlls can be downloaded here)
Lame 3.95.1 - best and free MP3 encoder
Morgan stream switcher - allows 2 audio tracks in WMP
TFM Audio filter - real time playback dynamic range compression
Toolame 0.2k - command line based WAV -> mp2 encoding, can be used as external encoder for TMPG. Website
WaveOut fix - allows you to use the SPDIF output easily with AVI/AC3 without using Graphedit
Wbias 0.81 - GUI for BeSplit. Website

AVI Editing tools

AviDefreezer - fixes frozen frames
AviDemux - codec framework independent cross platform editing and encoding tool (also supports MKV and MP4) 
Avifrate1.10 - framerate changer for Avis
AVIMux_GUI 1.17 - simple program to multiplex multiple audio tracks and a video track to one AVI. Website
Alphatv Avi Editor - adds copyright info to your AVI files
DivFix 1.1 - to fix broken DivX downloads and crashed ripping sessions. NOT for frozen frames!
FourCC changer - allows you to change the fourCC code of your movies
Gspot 2.70a - identifies audio and video codecs in AVIs, displays length, audio and video bitrate. Website
Ogg Cutter - utility to cut Ogg Media streams
OggMux - ogg media stream multiplexing utility
VirtualDub 1.9.0 - latest official release. Website
VirtualDubMod - VirtualDub plus Nandub audio + OGM/MPEG-2/AviSynth support. Website
WMV and MPEG-2 plugins for VirtualDub


ABRCalc - a bitrate calculator for ABR mp3 files
aspect.zip - command line utility, takes parameters and outputs a list of target resolutions
Bearson's Bitrate Calculator - Bitrate calculator, what else?
DVD-R calculator - to help you calculate the bitrate when using IfoEdit
Framecalc - enter the lenght of the movie and your framerate and you'll get the number of frames
RSC - scalefactor calculator for ReMPEG2. If the program doesn't start install the VB6 runtime package


DivX 3.11 alpha - the original codec that started it all.
DivX 7.0 - lastest DivX codec by DivXNetworks. The successor of DivX4. Website
Huffyuv 2.1 - lossless codec, suited for capturing video
XviD 1.2.1 - imho the best MPEG-4 ASP codec out there. Website - Binary download site

Digital TV

Cuttermaran 1.69a - frame accurate MPEG-2 cutting tool. Website
DVD2AVI PVAview 1.0 - special PVA preview version, used by PVACut. Website
MPEG2Cut 1.15 - special version of DVD2AVI to cut MPEG-2 videos. Website
MPEG2Schnitt 0.90 - easy to use tool to cut out commercials from MPEG-2 streams. Website
HDTVtoMPEG2 1.11 - extract video and audio streams from a (multi TV station) transport stream and save them to an MPG file. Website - Website 2
ProjectX 0.90 - demuxing tool for DVB streams. Website
PVACut 3.50 - PVA cutting tool. Website
PVAStrumento - PVA demuxing tool. Website

Descrambling / Ripping tools

aacskeys 0.3.6 - tool to extract all kinds of key from your BD / HD DVD discs
AnyDVD (HD) - on-the-fly decryption layer for DVDs and HD DVDs / Blu-ray discs (with the HD option).
Blu-ray Disc Ripper 1.5 - Blu-ray descrambling tool
DumpHD 0.6 - Blu-ray / HD DVD decrambling tool. Supports BD+.
DumpVID 0.4 - tool to extract the Volume ID from your high def discs (used when you cannot bypass AACS authentication)
DVD Decrypter - the most versatile ripper out there. (note: doesn't work on many newer titles that use structural protection but it's still an excellent burner and ISO ripper for unprotected discs)
DVDFab HD Decrypter - simple ripper that's always updated to handle copy protection by disc corruption mechanisms.


DGAVCDecNV - AVC Decoder and Frameserver for nVidia GFX cards. Website
DGAVCDec 1.0.9 - just like DGMPGDec, but for AVC content. Website
DGMPGDec 1.5.3 - latest version of the tool formerly known as DVD2AVI. Website
DGMPGDecNV - MPEG2 Decoder and Frameserver for nVidia GFX cards. Website
DGVC1Dec - VC1 Decoder and Frameserver for nVidia GFX cards. Website
DVD2AVI frm - special DVD2AVI version for ScenChap
DVDx 2.2 - all in one DVD -> VCD/SVCD encoder. Website
Xmpeg 5.03 - latest FlaskMpeg derivate. Website

DivX / MPEG-4 Encoders

Mov2Avi - converts Quicktime files to AVI
Nandub 1.0 RC2 - SBC encoding utility
Nandub 1.0 RC2 lumafix - luma calculations work properly in fast recompress mode
Vidomi 469 - all in one DivX encoding utility. Website


AC3Filter 1.51a - AC3 playback filter for AVI/AC3 and DVDs. Website
Bicubic Direct Show resize filter - allows you to dynamically change the resolution of a movie during playback
CoreAAC filter - allows AAC playback in any direct show capable media player. Website 
Decomb 5.23 - IVTC plugin for Avisynth
DTS / AVI Filters - allows AVI/DTS muxing and playback
Elecard MPEG Video Decoder - allows you to view MPEG2 video
ffdshow - general purpose audio and video decoder filter. Allows you to play back almost anything. Website
Haali media splitter - one of the best featured container filters supporting MKV, MP4, AVI, OGG/OGM and TS. Website
Graphedit - THE DirectShow filter manipulation tool. Allows you to control whatever uses DirectShow
KernelDeInt - deinterlacer for purely interlaced material
Moonlight Odia Dekoda - MP2/MP3/AC3 playback filter
Ogg Vorbis Direct Show filter implementation
ReClock 1.6 - gets rid of jerky AVI / MPG playback. Website
SimpleResize filter for avisynth - fast resize filter
STMedian - motion compensated spatial/temporal median filter
Subtitle filter for Ogg media streams
TomsMoComp - motion compensation based deinterlacing filter for Avisynth
UnDot - removes dots, stray orphan pixels and mosquito noise
UnFilter - soften/sharpen filter for Avisynth
Vaguedenoiser - probably the best grain removal filter for noisy sources
Yet another temporal smoother 1.3

High Def Tools

BDInfo 0.5.1 - shows you a lot of properties of all your Blu-ray discs. Website
BD-Rebuilder 0.20.07 - just like DVD Rebuilder, but for Blu-ray discs. Website
BDSup2Sub - converts subtitles from Blu-ray / HD DVD format to VobSub (DVD) format. Website 
Blu-ray Region Code Remover 2.5 - removes region coding from your Blu-ray rips. Website
EvoDemux 0.627 - HD DVD filte de/remuxer.
MakeMKV 1.4.1 - converts (HD) DVD and Blu-ray discs to MKV files. Website 
 - transport stream muxer supporting ES/(M2)TS/(E)VOB/MPG/MKV input and (M2)TS/Blu-ray output. Website
TsRemux 0.21.2 - transport stream de and remuxer. Website


Compact Disc Autolauncher 2.1
BSPLauncher - launcher for the BSPlayer
MicroDVD Autorun 1.85 - DivX autolauncher for Micro DVD Player
MDVDGo 1.0 - autolauncher, specially for Micro DVD Player
Mini DivX Launcher - fully automated codec installation and movie launch
Movie.exe 1.23
MovieLauncher Plus 1.11 - the big brother of movie.exe so to speak.
DivX CD Launcher 1.5

Media Players

BSPlayer 2.36 - Website
DivX Player 7.0 - The official player from the DivX codec makers. Website
Media Player Classic - just like WMP6.4 except that it has a lot more features. Website
Media Player Classic Home Cinema - like MPC but with support for additional renderers and capable of using your GFX card's video decoder acceleration. Website 
RadLight 4 - contains Adware. Website
smplayer - multiplatform frontent for mplayer. Website
The Core Media Player - successor of PowerDivX Next Gen. Website
VideoLan - standalone video player that can handle almost anything without requiring any DirectShow filters - Website 
Zoom Player 6.5 - WMP replacement, optimized for TV output. Website


MPEG-1/2 Encoders

bbMPEG 1.24b18 - latest beta, free MPEG-1/2 encoder
HC 0.23 - free high quality .AVS to MPEG-1/2 encoder. Website
QuEnc 0.72 - free high quality .AVS to MPEG1/2 encoder based on ffmpeg 
Quicktime plugin for TMPG - allows you to convert MOV to MPG/AVI in TMPG
ReMPEG2 1.5.2 - MPEG2 Transcoder
TMPGEnc - note: MPEG-2 support expires after 30 days unless you live in the future ;)Website

Region Free Tools

DriveInfo 2.2 - tells you all about your DVD Drive


CCParser 0.05b - parses Close Captioning DVDs
DVD subtitle converter - converts Micro DVD Player files to .sup (IfoEdit) format. Webpage 
DVDSubEdit 1.501 - visualize subtitle editing. Webpage
MaestroSBT - Converts subtitles from SSA scripts to formats readable by DVD Maestro, Scenarist,I-Author and submux. Renders the bitmaps.
S3 Subtitle Converter 0.05b - converts I-author to Scenarist subtitles, tutorial included
Sub2stl - converts MDVDP and SubRip files to the stl format (native Maestro format) 
Subadjust 1.56 - adjust subs, split subtitle files and convert subtitle files
SubCreator 1.2 - create and adjust subtitles with online preview
SubRip 1.30 beta 10 - the most uses subtitle ripper. Website 
Subripper -> Scenarist Scenarist Coverter 0.1 - converts .srt to .sst
SubSynch 0.2.11 - subtitle synching helper utility
Subtitle Workshop 2.51 - complete subtitle creation, editing and conversion tool supporting 40+ subtitle formats. Webpage
SubToSup - convert VobSub files to sup (IfoEdit DVD authoring format)
SubWizard 1.3.6 - converts srt files to Subtitle creator / StreamWeaver or DVD Fusion format.
VirtualDub subtitle plugin - to add ssa subs to an AVI
VobSub 2.23 - another subtitle plugin for VirtualDub & Avisynth and DS filter for subtitle overlay during playback.
VobSubStrip 0.11 - strips unwated subtitle streams from VobSub files. Website 
WinSubMux - adds subtitles to an SVCD stream.

Support Utils

ASPI checker - checks if you have a working ASPI layer on your system
ATI Macrovision remover - removes macrovision from the TV input of your ATI card
Avisynth 2.57 - probably the most powerful video editing tool based on scripting. Website
AviResetAll - resets all AVI settings for Windows, try that if the above doesn't help
AVISplitCalc 3.42 - calculates split points in your AVIs
BatchCCEWS - automates .avs encoding using CCE. To be used together with DIF4U. Website 
BtWinCap Switcher - allows BtWinCap to work properly with DScaler, MoreTV, borgTV, etc
DirectX 8.1 YUV colorspace conversion fix - can help you capture using huffyuv
DGSplit 1.1 - the only file splitter you ever needed (very useful to extract sample for problem analysis).
DGPulldown 1.0.11 - MPEG2 Flagging and Timecode Utility for 3:2 pulldown and PAL to NTSC conversion. Website
DoCCE4U - - automates .avs encoding using CCE. To be used together with DIF4U. Website 
ForceAspi 1.7 - if you get ASPI errors install this
IsoPuzzle 1.7 - recover damaged DVDs. Website 
Mode2 CD Maker 1.5a - create Mode 2 CDs that offer more space
QTReader - VFP plugin for TMPG allowing it to read QuickTime files
ReStream 0.9.0 - changes almost all MPEG-2 header options. Website
Robot4Rip 0.6 - automates preprocessing of DVD sources for Gordian Knot & other tools 
Scenchap 1.28 - adds chapter points to a Scenarist project
VFAPI - includes VFAPI Reader Codec and VFAPI Converter

VOB Tools

ChapterXtractor - extracts chapters from an ifo for MDVDP
ChopperXP 2.7 - VOB cutting utility with preview facilities. Website
DVDPatcher 1.06 - change various flags in an MPEG2 stream 
DVD Shrink 3.2 - extremely fast DVD transcoding utility. Website
DVD Rebuilder 0.98 - one click DVD transcoding tool using CCE/Rejig/QuEnc for video encoding. Full installerWebsite (also for Pro version)
DoItFast4U 1.4.0 - re-authoring made easy. Website (currently offline)
FixVTS 1.603 - adjust DVD files for better compliance with various one click software 
IfoEdit 0.971 - edit IFO files, create IFO files, stream processing for DVDs, DVD image and burning capabilities included. Website
IfoUpdate 0.78 - merges PGC/Cell structures between .ifo files
ImgBurn - Continues DVD Decrypter's burning engine. Website
MuxMan 0.16.6 - freeware DVD muxer with features that rival Scenarist. Website (also for Pro version)
MenuShrink 2.41 - Shrinks a DVD's menus.
PgcDemux 1205 - demuxes a PGC/VID/Cell to its elementary streams. Website
PgcEdit - The Swiss Army knive of DVD editing. Website 
ReAuthorist 1.0.0 - putting DoItFast4U & DoCCE4U output together to a fully working Scenarist project ready for compilation. Website
VobBlanker - A tool to blank, replace and cut PGCs in a DVD. Website
VobEdit 0.6 - VOB editing utility, can split, demux, remux and join VOB files. Website



Source Codes for all the Programs on this Page:

Source codes for all you coders out there.


Bicubic DirectShow Resize filter source code
bbMPEG 1.24b18 source code
bbTools 1.9 source code
ChapterXtractor source code
CSSMonitor source code
Convolution3d source code
Decomb source code
DeCSS plus source code
DeCSS plus 2pre3 source code
DivX 4 Windows 4a50 WFW and DS filter source.
DivFix source code
Filemerger source code
FixVTS source code
HDTVtoMPEG2 source code
Huffyuv 2.2 source code
IFOParser source code
MenuShrink source code
Micro DVD Player Menu Maker source code
MPEG2Cut 1.15 source code
mpeg2enc source code
Nandub 1.0 RC2 source code
Normalize 0.24.1 source code
Normalize GUI source code
OggMux source code
Pulldown.exe source code
Mode2 CD Maker source code
MS MPEG-4 source code - not DivX or any of the release codecs, keep that in mind.
SmartRipper source code
SimpleResize source code
SSRC source code
STMedianFilter source code
SubMist source code
SubRip source code
TomsMoComp source code
Undot filter source code
Unfilter source code
Vaguedenoiser source code
VirtualDub 1.3c source code
VirtualDub subtitler plugin source code
vStrip 0.8 including sources
VobBlanker source codes
VobDec 0.3 including sources
VobSub including sources
Wave Length adjust source code
Yet another temporal smoother source code

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Not sure how long ago those links were checked but I suspected the first one I tried would be wrong. I use DVD Fab and a while ago they changed to www.dvdfab.cn from .com


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That is a REALLY complex guide to something that can done pretty easily.


  1. Install MakeMKV/DVDFab/AnyDVD
  2. Rip content to MKV files
  3. Pass through Handbrake to save space if desired
  4. Name files to match Emby's naming expectations
  5. Drop in appropriate library folder
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Most of these tools are ancient. I don't know if you would need anything besides MakeMKV and Handbrake.

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Good day,


You bring good old memories here with that list :)


Well like 90% not need these days, some still kick in for whom wanted.


Thumbs up for good old memories tho.


My best

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Good day,


You bring good old memories here with that list :)


Well like 90% not need these days, some still kick in for whom wanted.


Thumbs up for good old memories tho.


My best

Yes Doom9 use to be quite the place,i still use couple of the tools he has posted,nothing better Dvd Flick,Dvd Shrink and Dvd decyrpt. Old but,they still get the job done.

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That is a REALLY complex guide to something that can done pretty easily.


  1. Install MakeMKV/DVDFab/AnyDVD
  2. Rip content to MKV files
  3. Pass through Handbrake to save space if desired
  4. Name files to match Emby's naming expectations
  5. Drop in appropriate library folder


I just use DVD Flick with ImageBurn and its all one process. I just sit back, eat popcorn and watch the show.

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I just you DVD Flick with ImageBurn and its all one process. I just sit back, eat popcorn and watch the show.


I'll check that out.  I've split them apart as steps because ripping is usually a lot faster than encoding.

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I'll check that out.  I've split them apart as steps because ripping is usually a lot faster than encoding.

I use those,cause after all the process complete in Dvd flick,it automatically opens imageburn and writes it to disc. Just makes everything one step.

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Personally, from a dvd or bluray source, I just use Handbrake, set it to export as a .mp4 and I'm done.

About 1% of source will throw a copy protection curve ball at Handbrake and require additional work.

Agreed the OP posted an impressive toolbox.

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