[mythtv-users] DVD Ripping ?

jedi at mishnet.org jedi at mishnet.org
Tue Dec 7 21:07:07 UTC 2004

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> (It was me who made the original request...)
> One file, or a VIDEO_TS folder would be fine. Either way, the ability to 
> seamlessly copy DVDs to the hard drive, and be able to later call them up 
> for viewing, is what I want.

	If you want to preserve the menus then you need to clone the entire
disk (or contents of video_ts).

> I may also want the ability to compress (Mpeg-4 ?) the video. Is it 
> possible to keep the DVD menus and such, but have the video format 
> different than Mpeg-2 ? Another nice feature would be to be able to strip

	Audio is pretty tiny. I would think that stripping that would not
be worth the trouble. As far as shrinking DVDs and keeping everything intact
there is a win32 app called dvdshrink. I also found this script on the web
although I have not tested it yet:

	This came off of the transcode-users list

> out unwanted audio tracks, but keep the menus.
> As recording TV is a secondary need at this point, I am beginning to 
> wonder 
> if there might be a better software solution for what I want to do with 
> DVDs.


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