[linux] linux DVD episode jukebox
Joshua Daniel Franklin
joshuadf at u.washington.edu
Wed Dec 29 17:46:58 PST 2004
Thanks everyone for the hints, I'll let you know how it goes.
Minor note: actually Kinokuni-ya has DVDs, not Uwajima-ya, which is
the grocery part. :)
Garrett Cooper wrote:
> Anytime you watch DVDs on Linux you are using deCSS unless noted
> otherwise. It's just because no commercial corporation to my knowledge
> supports DVD playback on linux yet or the open source community doesn't want
> to use those programs. RealPlayer for Linux might not use deCSS, but I'm not
> sure... One thing cool about deCSS is that it is region free in terms of
> decoding/encoding to my knowledge, so if you run down to Uwajimaya, rent a
> DVD, or just order an international movie, you don't have to worry about
> running out of region switching tries or having to use 3rd party programs to
> watch international DVDs.
> Try vobrip if you want. It's a command line dvd ripping program. After
> that you can just play the individual vob files in mplayer/VLC if you wish.
> vobrip is fairly linear to figure out, but since I unmerged it I can't
> comment on the proper syntax. This is the most consummate website that I
> have come across for DVD ripping:
> http://www.bunkus.org/dvdripping4linux/en/single/. The only thing I found
> annoying about vobrip is that it ripped my vobs from a Japanese DVD and
> combined the vobs with the subtitles instead of making them separate.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Joshua Daniel Franklin" <joshuadf at u.washington.edu>
> To: <linux at u.washington.edu>
> Sent: Tuesday, December 28, 2004 1:43 PM
> Subject: [linux] linux DVD episode jukebox
>>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
>>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.
>>Joshua Daniel Franklin
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