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spzaam

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dvd question
« on: February 23, 2008, 01:40:40 pm »
i am on the road alot and bring dvds with me to take up time but i go through alot of copes during this.  i work as a mudlogger and its not the best environment and duel layer dvds are not cheep. i tried to put the dvd right on my hard drive but its a pain cause of the files on the dvd.  is there a way to convert it in one mpeg file like if i would download it off the internet so i don't have to deal with the files. 

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Re: dvd question
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2008, 02:07:51 pm »
My suggestion would be to download the Multimedia Bonus Disc for VL. There are several applications on there that do that, like DVD-Rip-O-Matic or Acidrip, etc... The website is here: http://dweeberkitty.110mb.com/

It is just an addon to Vector Linux that contains a ton of multimedia programs. You don't have to install them all but can chose individual packages if you like.
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Re: dvd question
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2008, 09:49:11 am »
I had this question also....I like vobcopy, it uses libdvdread..put your dvd in the drive change directory to a dir to put file in, then in terminal type vobcopy -l ,use the "-l " this will copy the movie as a single .vob file you can watch in the players.

http://freshmeat.net/projects/vobcopy/

 alternatively you can use the built in mencoder to make an .avi file  although I have less success with quality being a novice user of mencoder. but the file would be smaller...something like this I think

mencoder dvd://1 -chapter 1-? -o name.avi -oac pcm -ovc lavc -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg4:vbitrate=1000:vhq:vqmin=2:vlelim=-4:vcelim=9:lumi_mask=0.05:dark_mask=0.01:vpass=1
(you may need to do some googles)

http://web.njit.edu/all_topics/Prog_Lang_Docs/html/mplayer/encoding.html

as above- you may aquire a copy of the bonus disc for gui programs of this nature

hope that helps
« Last Edit: February 24, 2008, 10:06:10 am by overthere »
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spzaam

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Re: dvd question
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2008, 06:23:14 am »
thank you for the help i will try both.