Tool to convert a video DVD for YouTube uploading

Paul Smith phhs80 at
Thu Dec 26 18:27:50 UTC 2013

On Thu, Dec 26, 2013 at 1:19 PM, Ed Greshko <Ed.Greshko at> wrote:
>>>> I have a video DVD with the following structure:
>>>> $ dir
>>>> $
>>>> I would like to upload the video into YouTube. However, it seems that
>>>> I have first to convert the video DVD to one of the formats accepted
>>>> by YouTube. Could someone please direct me about how to achieve that
>>>> in Fedora?
>>> I have used dvdrip with success.
>> Thanks, Frank, David and Ed. Unfortunately, I do not have access to
>> the footage. I will follow Ed's advice. I guess dvirip is a
>> command-line tool. To which format do you convert to? Do you recall
>> the exact command?
> It is actually a gui tool with many options.  I converted to avi.  It has been a while since I've last used it...but it may be able to do mp4 as well.

Thanks to Ed's advice, I have been able to convert my video dvd to a
*.avi file via dvdrip. I am thus very grateful to him.


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