ripping a dvd

In the most cases, people use mplayer and mencoder (under Linux). For my goals, ffmpeg is enough.

Sample sh-file:

for i in 01 02 03 ... NN; do
  ffmpeg -i /x/VIDEO_TS/VTS_${i}_1.VOB -s qvga ff/file${i}.avi;

As I reencode chess training video, I don’t need high quality. The size “qvga” (320×240) is optimal.

In case of problems with sound (occured once to me), one needs to check if the channel is right. And if not, use a correct one:

ffmpeg -i /x/VIDEO_TS/VTS_10_1.VOB -map 0:0 -map 0:2 -s qvga xxx.avi

To join chunks of video to a continuous video, use avimerge.

Initially, I was going also to hardcode subtitles to video. The action sequence was:

* Extract a subtitle channel
* Join a video channel with a subtitle channel
* Extract an audio channel
* Join the two new channels

The first step can be done in different ways. For example (not the best):

tccat -i ~/Najdorf.iso -T 1 >eee 2>rrr
cat eee | tcextract -x ps1 -t vob -a 0x20 >subs
subtitle2vobsub -o english -i /x/VIDEO_TS/VTS_01_0.IFO < subs 

Hardcode subtitles to video:

mplayer ffch1.vob -sub english -nosound -noframedrop -dumpvideo

Unfortunately, my mplayer gets some internal error in this mode. Therefore, I gave up the idea of hardcoding subtitles.

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