Converting DVD copy to AVI

Chris Kloiber ckloiber at
Sun Jul 11 09:34:56 UTC 2010

On 07/08/2010 03:08 PM, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> 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

$20? Try $39 EUROS. Ridiculous. You could buy a dedicated DVD player for 

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