Converting DVD copy to AVI

Patrick O'Callaghan pocallaghan at
Thu Jul 8 18:16:25 UTC 2010

On Thu, 2010-07-08 at 11:02 -0700, jack craig wrote:
> On 07/08/2010 10:21 AM, 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 might look at mencoder, it takes .mov, it might take the dvd format too.

Good idea. The manpage says it can read DVD structures, VOB files etc.
Guess I'll have to invest some time in understanding the gazillion


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