Re: dvd ripping tools
On Friday 14 November 2003 00:44, Kevin Coyner wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 13, 2003 at 10:40:11PM +0200, Micha Feigin wrote......
> > On Thu, 2003-11-13 at 17:23, Kevin Coyner wrote:
> > > I need to (legimately) rip a few 30 sec clips from some DVD's where I
> > > truly own the rights. The 30 sec clips will be used on our website
> > > where we advertise the DVD's for sale (bicycling workouts -
> > > spinervals.com for those interested).
> > >
> > > Could someone please suggest:
> > >
> > > 1. a tool for ripping the DVD
> > mencoder (part of mplayer. Under debian has its own package) is quite
> > good. iirc the package is in the merilat.fr repository:
> Thanks for that suggestion. I'll give mencoder a try.
> In the meantime, I've tried the following:
> Ripping the DVD using video-dvdrip. This worked well and left me with a
> nice .avi file. Such file played great in Xine on my Linux box. So
> then I copied it over to a Windows box for testing, and it didn't play.
> It could be the Windows box not having the right players, so I'll test
> further on a different box. But just in case, I'd like to ask what is
> the best codec to use when coverting from dvd to avi? Or should I be
> targeting a mpg file? Ultimately I need to take the finished 30 sec
> clips I'm making and put them on our website, so I need a recipe so that
> most users can view.
Don't remembet what the exact codecs are. Prety much the standard for dvds now
is divx (mpeg4 variant). Linux plays it out of the box, but windows media
player needs an external plugin (www.divx.com). The player plugin is free.
Decoders are available as addware or payware iirc.
Make sure you use mp3 sound though. Ogg vorbis will give better quallity and
compression but I think support under windows is also a problem (nothing an
external driver can't solve, don't think internal).
I think there are avi variants that media player can plays out of the box but
I don't know whole the details.
Another option is standard mpeg but the quallity is bad and the compression is
Quicktime also has good quallity (mov) but would cause even more compatability
problems (and I don't know if there is encoding support under linux).
> > > 2. a tool for browsing and then editing the ripped portions into 30
> > > sec clips
> > I think avidemux does this but I am not sure.
> I've also apt-get installed avidemux. Given a vob, it too does the
> conversion and gives me an avi. Plays fine on Linux, not so well on
> other non Linux boxes. Again, probably my choice of codecs and other
> options. There seems to be no shortage of choices to be made when doing
> this stuff. avidemux as an editor looks o.k., although I'm not really
> at that point yet.
> Again, thanks.