Converting DVD copy to AVI [SOLVED]

Patrick O'Callaghan pocallaghan at
Thu Jul 8 22:06:36 UTC 2010

On Thu, 2010-07-08 at 12:43 -0700, Michael Miles wrote:
> The support for avi files is WINFF as it is the front end for mencoder
> that I use and works very well
> If you need to play these an a Stanalone DVD player then yes you need 
> avi files Kdenlive is another media type program that does more than
> just conversion but the one I use is Avidemux. It is a bit complex but
> extremely powerful.

I have winff, kdenlive and avidemux. AFAIK none of them can handle an
existing on-disk DVD structure. I guess there's not much demand for

> The easiest to use is Handbrake but avi support is nil even though it 
> says it handles them
> The need for standalone players to support MKV x264 is needed and they
> are out there but expensive h264 in the mkv container is the best
> format yet

Most of the current standalone players with USB inputs seem to handle
this. My player is a few years old so it doesn't.


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