[mythtv-users] "Perfect" DVD Rip -> small picture

jedi jedi at mishnet.org
Fri Dec 19 16:24:03 UTC 2008

On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 10:45:40AM -0500, Rod Smith wrote:
> On Friday 19 December 2008 12:16:49 am Bob Sully wrote:
> >
> > Pardon the question if the answer's obvious, but I didn't find a quick fix
> > in the list archives.
> >
> > I just ran a "perfect" rip on a letterboxed DVD.  The job ran cleanly
> > (6.6GB file).  When I play back the resultant .vob file, however, the
> > picture is significantly smaller than when playing the DVD, with a thick
> > black box around the whole picture rather than just the typical
> > letterboxed black bars above and below.
> As an unrelated suggestion, you could try using non-Myth tools to do the 
> extraction. I'm not positive, but I think that the dvdunauthor program will 
> extract the individual recordings. The dvdbackup program backs up a DVD to 
> your hard disk, but it keeps the DVD's structure, which means that you won't 
> have easy access to individual items; they'll be glommed together in a way 
> that may be hard to extricate just one item.

     The dumpstream option of mplayer works pretty well too.

     You can use something like lsdvd to see what tracks are on the disk
and extract individual tracks based on that. My personal ripper script does
that. Any tracks of a certain size get ripped, others don't.

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