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I've been learning perl, and my first project is in a beta stage! hurrah! I've made a wrapping script for mencoder / mplayer which will automatically rip the main title from any dvd you want to stick in a dvd drive. auto bitrate, auto cropping blah blah blah. all you need is mplayer / mencoder, and libdvdread (for two utilities, ifo_dump and title_info).
If anyone tries it i'd love some feedback. I plan to abstract it to a backend package and then build a gtk frontend as well as a terminal version as it is.
acid, does it work with libdvdread supplied with mplayer, or it works with libdvdread found at any DVD related sites, but mplayer? Just curious, I haven't tried it yet, and what perl version it was interpreted with, I have 5.8.0, so I'll give you my feedback when I get home.
You do actaully need dvdread specifically, as it's that that contains the two handy utilities, mplayer have streamlined their own hack, which is reasonable enough. Actually it was Arpi, the MPlayer author, that told me about them. There's nothing else that that dvdread inparticular is used for, no css or anything, and it won't interfere with mplayer at all. you do need it from source, as they're not in any of the rpms.
MasterC, well looks like title_info is not in your path! my handy error messages! It might be, that's the only error message it knows from there, but something involving title_info didn't work, if it runs from a command line, i'm in trouble.. otherwise, it'll be a path issue.
Last edited by acid_kewpie; 10-02-2002 at 06:40 AM.
Right, i've been away (whilst still being here of course) and have rewritten my script, to turn in into a fully automated GTK application, which is *nearly* ready for a beta version, huge thanks to TheLinuxDuck among others for helping me learn Perl. I should be able to create an rpm for it in a few days, and i'd love anyone who feels like it to test it. And i utterly promise to fully answer any questions that might arise, however trivial i would normally think they were!!
I'll hopefully be getting a sourceforge project for it as well in the near future.
yeah i've seen some of that. that one is based around transcode, which i've always considered to be pretty gruesome, from a users point of view at least. One benefit of that is that it doesn't need ANYTHING else except transcode (as it's a huuuuuge collection of tiny utilities that get piped together) whereas mine uses the dvdread library utiltites as well. i'll also need to create an rpm to include the dvdread utilities, as they're not included in the standard rpms for libdvdread, just the source.