Converting DVD copy to AVI

Patrick O'Callaghan pocallaghan at gmail.com
Thu Jul 8 19:08:28 UTC 2010


On Thu, 2010-07-08 at 12:01 -0700, jack craig wrote:
> 
> On 07/08/2010 11:16 AM, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> > 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
> > options.
> >
> > poc
> >
> >    
> I recently ripped a DVD we got from a manta ray night dive event and 
> found .vob files.
> I was surprised that vlc played the .vob out of the box!

mplayer will do that too.

> Its great to see multimedia blossoming in Linux land.

Indeed.

> Also, i got a blurb about a new Fluenda DVD play program for Linux, just 
> fyi...

Yes, I got that. $20 or so, no thanks.

poc



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