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=== Using Auto Gordian Knot to Encode a DVD to an xvid file ===

==== Requirements ====
Auto Gordian Knot Full Package - http://www.autogk.me.uk/modules.php?name=Downloads
Xvid codec - http://www.koepi.org/xvid.shtml [download and install latest stable binary]
Ac3 codec - http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Video/Codec-Packs-Video-Codecs/AC3-ACM-Decompressor.shtml

==== Method ====
Put a DVD in your DVD drive. 
Open Auto Gordian Knot 
Step One. 

Open the IFO file of your DVD this is a small file which has information about which of the data VOB files to open to encode. There may be more than one on your DVD. If the DVD is one long film it is likely that the IFO file you want will be called something like xx_01_0.IFO . If you are not sure you can use the Preview button to check you have the correct film from the DVD 

Step Two

1) If your DVD has more than one language audio on it you should choose the appropriate one from the list. 
2) You can also include subtitle tracks in the end avi file too. If you want to do that select a language from the list. 

Step Three

1) Select how big you want the end file to be. There are three ways of doing this we are going to select the Custom file size option. 
2) If it is a full 90 minute film then select 700MB. 
If you have a 10 minute film then select 100M - a guideline of 8-10 M per minute should give good results. 
3) Then click on Add Job. 
4) Now click Start. 
This will probably take a long time. Encoding is quite intense on your computer's abilities so don't be surprised if it is an overnight job for a full film.