[mythtv-users] Ripping DVD's
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Thu Mar 15 15:08:47 UTC 2007
Yan Seiner wrote:
> Jared Greenwald wrote:
>> On 3/14/07, *Yan Seiner* <yan at seiner.com <mailto:yan at seiner.com>> wrote:
>> I use mencoder (not myth) to rip DVDs, and I get a full-length DVD
>> about 900 MB - 1.4 GB. Cartoons take a lot more space than live
>> I do two-pass encoding, and a single DVD takes about 3-6 hours to
>> complete both passes.
>> Can you elaborate a little more on this process? A howto on the wiki
>> or something?
> Until I get to the wiki, here's a brief synopsis:
> 1. Get and build mplayer/mencoder. Most likely you will have to build
> from source to get the latest codecs, etc.
> 2. Install lsdvd.
> 3. run lsdvd to get a listing of the tracks. At this point, I usually
> play the longest tracks to see what's on them. Some DVDs will have two
> identical tracks, except that one is in 4:3 and the other 16:9. Or
> sometimes one will be in French and one in English, or some such
> nonsense. Look through the DVD and play any track that looks
> interesting. Pay attention to the sound as well; sometimes the primary
> track is a french or spanish dubbing, or 2 channel stereo.
> 4. run mplayer dvd://[my track] -vf cropdetect ; mplayer will print out
> its idea of a bounding box so you can trim out the black border. This
> can change so make sure you skip ahead far enough to get past the titles
> and so on. Read the manpage for mencoder on that as well.
> 5. Now that you have the track and crop info, edit the encode script
> (read the comments).
Have you tried DVDrip? You might want to check it out as it could help
with some of this busy work. I used to use it to rip all of mine and I
could get all this done and running the encode in about a minute with
it. It might be something to look into.
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