[mythtv-users] Cables and more space...ideas?

Fedor Pikus fpikus at gmail.com
Wed Aug 17 16:11:44 UTC 2005

On 8/17/05, gLaNDix (Jesse Kaufman) <glandix at lloydnet.org> wrote:
> Ryan Steffes wrote:
> > Just removing the extra audio isn't going to save you very
> > much space.  Your files are still going to be multigigabyte.
> yes, i know, i'm fine with multi-GB files ... but i want to strip out
> anything i'm not using so i'm not wasting space on stuff i don't care
> about .. i'm more than willing to "waste space" on full video quality,
> however ... i just need to know how to rip the extra audio tracks out
> > You should really consider sitting down some afternoon and playing with
> > mencoder's multipass variable bitrate settings in xvid, and seeing if
> > you can find something acceptable smaller, otherwise, there's really no
> > point in bothering at all.
> i'd rather leave the video alone and just strip out what i don't want

mplayer dvd://1 -aid 128 -dumpstream -dumpfile video.mpg

Replace 1 and 128 with the title and audio channel you need. Perfect
copy, AC3 preserved if it's there (DVDs usually have AC3 streams but
don't have to). Subtitles will be gone, other audio gone, comments and
bonus materials also gone unless you pick that title (then main
feature will be gone :).

MPlayer can play the resulting file, don't know about other players.
Fedor G Pikus (fpikus at gmail.com)

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