[linux] linux DVD episode jukebox

Dejan Nikic dejann at u.washington.edu
Tue Dec 28 15:37:57 PST 2004

You might also want to check out Avidemux. You can look at it on
http://fixounet.free.fr/avidemux/ whch can maybe help you create
comercialless DVDs and so forth.

As far as ripping try this command:

mplayer dvd://1 -dumpstream

or something of that sort not sure now. Look around man for mplayer.
This is assuming of course that you do have mplayer, but it's safe to
say that if you have any of the modern distros and do video stuff you
would probably have it.

On Tue, 2004-12-28 at 13:50 -0800, Marshall Bjerke wrote:

> You might check out dvd::rip. Its a gui frontend to a bunch of backend

> tools (like transcode) that I think does what you are asking. Check it

> out here http://www.exit1.org/dvdrip/ . I use gentoo and its in

> portage, it is likely in other package repositories depending on your

> distribution.


> Good luck!


> -Marshall


> P.S. We need to have a UWLUG meeting sometime this quarter!

> Joshua Daniel Franklin wrote:


> > The holidays have made my DVD problem worse. It is very

> > frustrating to me to have lots of episodes on DVD

> > (Simpsons, Transformers, Rocky+Bullwinkle, etc.) but to

> > watch a particular one I have to :

> > 1) Find the DVD box and open the awkward trifold container

> > 2) Look on the contents paper (or online) for the proper disc

> > 3) Put disc in, wait 30 seconds for everything to start

> > 4) Watch another minute of commercials, FBI warnings, and

> > cute-the-first-time-but-now-annoying startup sequences

> > 5) Click through 3-5 levels of menus to get to the episode

> > (each of which may have a startup sequence)

> >

> > Now, I haven't really done anything with video on Linux

> > yet (or on computers, for that matter), so I'm not aware of

> > what's out there. A quick Google search was all warez as far as I

> > could tell, and that's not what I'm looking for.

> >

> > What I'd like is a generic script that reads the menus and

> > extracts the episode locations and puts each in an appropriately

> > named file, so I can store all the files and watch them as

> > I please, but that's probably asking too much. What I'm thinking will

> > be necessary is a text file to map meaningless numeric locations to

> > meaningful names. Anyone heard of a similar project? Or just have some

> > pointers

> > to command-line tools to rip a DVD into individual episode

> > files?

> >

> > By the way, I am aware of the legal issues surrounding DeCSS

> > and am not worried about it for this personal project. But if anyone

> > is concerned about giving me advice because of this, I also have this

> > clearly legal application: My parents got a guy to put

> > our old silent movies from when we were kids onto DVDs. The only

> > problem is that they're out of order, so in one "episode" I'm

> > 8, then a newborn, then 12, then 5, and so on. I plan on ripping

> > these too. There's no CSS, and my parents own the rights.

> >

> > Thanks,

> >

> > Joshua Daniel Franklin




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