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Does it have to be 2 DVD-rw's ? I'd rip it with acidrip or k9copy, then remaster it with qdvdauthor. I'm not a videophile, and I tend to go with the easier option.
P.S. With just a little poking around, I also found dvd95, which takes a full DVD, and remasters it for you, to fit in a 4.7 gig disk. Even easier than my solution.
thank you for reply, i'm looking for non gui, non Windows app.
Sorry , didn't mentioned that before.
acidrip - it's gui ( right ? ) and it converts to avi and then to DVD again.
What i would rather have is to get a dvd structure and "just" divide it into 2 other DVD structures in such a way that it can be burn to the separate disks.
Distribution: Switched to regualr Ubuntu, because I don't like KDE4, at all. Looks like vista on crack.....
I think you would have to rip it to 1 .avi, use a video editor to cut the .avi into 2 .avi's, then remaster. I don't think you can just split up a single iso, burn it to 2 dvd-rw's and expect it to play in a dvd player. If you just have some data backed up on there, or one large file, I think you can just split the file up. Of course, ripping to an avi just to split it up sort of defeats the purpose, as the avi will be compressed enough to fit onto a single DVD.
Acidrip and k9copy are both gui programs, with sensible defaults, if you just want to back a movie up. Sounds more like you want to learn how to do something, rather than get something done. Getting something done, I can help with. This particular lesson you have set yourself, not so much. Good luck though....
It can be done, but I do not know if anybody has it set up to do without a gui. Basically you just remove a couple of the VOBs (to get down to 4.4gig) and burn. Then you add the VOBs you had to remove and remove the ones you burned on the first disk.
I you wish to backup the video, must copy the .avi file to hdd, then cut with dd:
dd if=video.avi of=video-1de2.avi bs=1024k count=4500
dd if=video.avi of=video-2de2.avi bs=1024k skip=4500
then you have two files (but only can see the first one directly).
When you wish to view the video, you must do:
copy both files to hdd from dvd, then:
dd video-1de2.avi video-2de2.avi > video.avi
mount dvd1 and:
cp video-1de2.avi /home/videos
mount dvd2 and:
dd if=/cdrom/video-2de2.avi /home/videos/video-1de2.avi
ready to play.
The second one is to use on console ffmpeg (or menconder, but i don't know how function this) to cut the video in two (if original video have 10.000 seconds long):
ffmpeg -i video.avi -sameq -t 5000 video-1de2.avi
ffmpeg -i video.avi -sameq -ss 5000 video-2de2.avi
Here, options are:
-i indicate original video;
-t time to convert (second)
-ss time to skip convert (second)
-sameq video quality (same as original, or others options like '-qscale' '-b' ; see man)
Last one is the name of new video.
You can use: mpg, webm, mov, flv, other type.