Tool to convert a video DVD for YouTube uploading

John Wendel jwendel10 at
Thu Dec 26 23:15:27 UTC 2013

On 12/26/2013 03:11 PM, Paul Smith wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 26, 2013 at 7:38 PM, Tim <ignored_mailbox at> wrote:
>> Allegedly, on or about 26 December 2013, Paul Smith sent:
>>> 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?
>> Well, I've not done it for a while, but I've been able to just upload
>> the VOB files to YouTube, and it handled them by itself.  However,
>> YouTube has a nasty habit of badly stuffing up sound to picture
>> synchronisation.
>> Giving it a different file format to deal with my change that issue,
>> though.  And, presuming you have a long video, it would sidestep the
>> issue of DVD video being spread across more than one VOB file.
> Thanks, Tim. By uploading the VOB files, the quality of the image is
> better compared to the AVI counterparts.
> Paul
Give Handbrake a try. It produces mp4 or mkv output with great quality 
and the output will be much smaller than your VOB files.



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