Converting DVD copy to AVI

JD jd1008 at
Thu Jul 8 21:40:51 UTC 2010

  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
There are several DVD rippers, but I do not know if any
of them can rip on a DVD structured dir on disk into an AVI
or WMV file.

How about creating an iso image of it (mkiso), burn it onto DVD
and then rip the DVD into an AVI file?

It is kludgy to be sure :)

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