Re: Converting DVD copy to AVI

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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.


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


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.

Also, i got a blurb about a new Fluenda DVD play program for Linux, just
Yes, I got that. $20 or so, no thanks.


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

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