[mythtv-users] Reccomend dvd .iso to avi process

Gordon McCrae gordon-mccrae at bluebottle.com
Sun Jun 8 20:22:04 UTC 2008

victor rajewski wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 8, 2008 at 5:38 PM, Nicholas Magers
> <Nicholas.Magers at lands.nsw.gov.au> wrote:
>> I have lots of dvd copies in .iso format and would like to convert them to
>> .avi. Could anyone recommend a process? Thanks.
> I assume you want to automate it... if not use dvd::rip. If so the
> tricky bit is picking the right title out of the disc. dvd::rip will
> choose the longest one by default but that's not automatic. lxdvdrip
> can let you specify title 0 which will choose the longest one, but it
> doesn't transcode. 'transcode' transcodes (in fact that's what myth
> uses internally), but doesn't pick the longest title. You might need
> to string together a couple of tools (maybe lsdvd, parse the output
> and pass the longest title to transcode?)
> or maybe there is an easier way...
> vik
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To find out the longest title on the dvd, something like:

Title=`lsdvd 2>/dev/null | awk '/Longest track: /{printf ("%0d", $3)}'`

Will do the job in BASH.


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