Converting DVD copy to AVI [SOLVED]

Michael Miles mmamiga6 at
Thu Jul 8 23:15:21 UTC 2010

On 07/08/2010 03:06 PM, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> 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
> this.
>> 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.
> poc
I just did a bit of experimenting and the closest I could get was VLC.

Under file select convert/stream
Point to your DVD TS folder and convert to a avi file

Takes forever but will do it.

For me I find the best way is to load the other os (Win 7 or XP) into 
virtual box and install DVDFAB Platinum and go for it.

I cringe at having to run a Windows product but for graphics Windows is 
very much in the lead because of the companies that write for Windows.

Good Luck Poc

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