Converting DVD copy to AVI

Patrick O'Callaghan pocallaghan at
Thu Jul 8 18:02:48 UTC 2010

On Thu, 2010-07-08 at 18:42 +0100, Athmane Madjoudj wrote:
> On 07/08/2010 06:21 PM, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> > I have a DVD structure (VIDEO_TS etc. etc.) on my hard disk and would
> > like to convert the main feature to an AVI file, i.e. basically what
> > rippers do but without the physical DVD. I know I can use ffmpeg or
> > transcode to convert individual VOB files, but this seems error prone
> > (e.g. how do I know I got all of the main feature?). Does anyone have a
> > script for this sort of thing? Unfortunately K3B is no good as it
> > insists on there being a physical DVD to rip from.
> >
> > poc
> >
> you can try something like:
> ffmpeg -i VTS_01_1.vob -f avi -vcodec mpeg4 -b 800 -g 300 -bf 2 -acodec
> mp3 -ab 128 VTS_01_1.avi

Thanks, but as I said I know I can convert individual VOB files. The
issue is mainly in knowing which files to convert as many of them are
not part of the movie. This information is encoded in the DVD structure
but it's a pain to decode manually.


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