OT Video Conversion

Dave Lambley dave at lambley.me.uk
Sun Oct 13 10:26:37 PDT 2019

On Sun, 13 Oct 2019 at 16:26, Dave Widgery <dave.widgery at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi
> I would like to copy some of my DVD collection onto hard disk to make
> them easier to access and I am getting very frustrated with
> downloading programs that claim to be free versions only to find out
> that in fact that it is a trial version, or in the case of a
> comprehensive program like Handbrake that is free but takes for ever
> to run on my pc.
> ffmpeg seams to be a very efficient program for converting video, is
> it possible to use it to extract video directly from the DVD video
> files, if so can anyone point me in the direction of a tutorial that
> explains how to do it.
> I realise that it is unlikely to work directly from the DVD so I am
> using DVDshrink which allows me to create a hard disk decrypted
> version of the DVD ahead of any other video processing.

I have used the dvdbackup program under Linux to dump the entire DVD.
VLC, and probably other players, will happily play from the resulting
directory structure as if it was the original DVD.



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