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Old 12-11-2004, 07:14 PM   #16
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Good work . For requantizing M2V, you might also want to try StreamDVD, it includes a tool to automatically calculate the quantizing factor, and you can pipe the output right to DVDAuthor. It has some limitations: if you want to backup a full disc or backup subtitles it gets much trickier. I wrote a guide on streamDVD a little while back.

Also note that DVDshrink works very well under wine in 'open disc' mode. This is an excellent tool for full disc backup, if the recompression isn't too high.
 
Old 12-11-2004, 09:46 PM   #17
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Interesting kpex....but seriously though, you got to change the blue color in that guide...me going blind...

Thx.

/edit: i tried to do 'mak gui_install', but i got this:

4# make gui_install
cp streamdvd /usr/bin/
if test -f "streamanalyze"; then cp streamanalyze /usr/bin/; fi
if test -f "lsdvd"; then cp lsdvd /usr/bin/; fi
if test -f "Gui/install.pl"; then cd Gui; ./install.pl; fi
Looking for needed modules ... Can't locate Tk/JPEG/Lite.pm in @INC (@INC contains: /etc/perl /usr/local/lib/perl/5.8.4 /usr/local/share/perl/5.8.4 /usr/lib/perl5 /usr/share/perl5 /usr/lib/perl/5.8 /usr/share/perl/5.8 /usr/local/lib/site_perl .) at ./install.pl line 26.
make: *** [gui_install] Error 2

What do i need? I already have 'perl-tk' installed....

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Old 12-12-2004, 02:36 PM   #18
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I've never gotten the GUI to build/install properly myself, and there hasn't been an update to that problem in some time so a fix is not likely anytime soon......the CLI interface is pretty simple, though.

Was the guide really that badly unreadable for you? Can I ask what browser and what would you suggest for better readability?
 
Old 12-12-2004, 04:14 PM   #19
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oh, alright, i didn't know there was a problem with the gui. I'll try out the CLI soon...
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Was the guide really that badly unreadable for you? Can I ask what browser and what would you suggest for better readability?
Well, for me, yes, the color messes with my head. After reading it, i started seeing blue, lol. I am ok with the light blue (./configure, etc) but the dark blue on a black background....well, didnt go too well for me. I use opera, and here is a pic of what i see:

http://img112.exs.cx/img112/9885/streamdvd2tp.png

Ofcourse, its just me complaining. Other people fond of dark blue probably have different opinions. How to fix it? A good example is tovid's website ( http://tovid.sourceforge.net). Its much easier on the eyes. But thats an example, you do what you think will "fix" it.
 
Old 12-12-2004, 11:15 PM   #20
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I will post new code soon. It will author a the DVD structure, include chapters and create a iso.


I already know DVDStream and many others too. Tried many of them while studying my idea.

My objective is to create a script that does the same, but with code that is short, simple and easy to modify even for a newbie.

My code so far as only about 100 lines, excluding the spaces and it won't get much bigger than that if I can help it.

My experience with large complicated scripts or full programs that use too many dependencies are prone to install, configure and plain usage problem for the average Linux enthousiast, seeing there are many distros out there and many software package versions.

So the goal, keep it short, keep it fast and mostly keep it as multi platform as it can be.

I have used DVDShrink in my Windows days and I want Linux to have it's own thing. I use Wine for absolutely necessary software witch I cannot part with for now.

If we work at it a little, soon we will have a tool to backup a whole DVD on Linux too.

DVDShrink's code is not public, It will never be released (I know this) and It will never be ported to Linux either. So we have too re-invent our own wheel.

For the end users out there or for the others who are working on other projects and just want the DVD backups to work without questions then, I agree, DVDShrink on Wine or Crossover plugin is a viable solution.
 
Old 12-13-2004, 02:39 PM   #21
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I will post new code soon. It will author a the DVD structure, include chapters and create a iso.
You mean that it will shrink the entire dvd as opposed to us picking sessions (1,2,3, etc) and then putting them together manually? That would kick ass.

I agree with you on that we do need a native solution for shrinking which is also simple. I myself bother with wine only when really really needed, since its such a pain to get it to work. Plus it works for some people who use a different version of wine than others.

Crossover on the other hand, is easier. But you never know when that will just stop working for unknown reason.
 
Old 12-13-2004, 03:08 PM   #22
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No I don't mean my new code will do that, but I hope it will someday.
 
Old 12-13-2004, 04:59 PM   #23
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i see...
 
Old 12-20-2004, 06:27 PM   #24
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so, any updates, mang? Just curious.
 
Old 12-22-2004, 02:16 AM   #25
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Question mplex or tcmplex ? Regarding "audio pts moves backwards" error with dvdauthor

Hello. Newbie here in DVD ripping.

The tutorial is fine and I managed to step through most of it. But I still get mutiplexing errrors when using dvdauthor when it claims that I have
"audio pts moves backwards" errors. This kind of problem pops up from time to time, and I'm surprised no one reported it here. I believe mplex
is the culprit because tcmplex, supposedly, used to cause this king of error for dvdauthor and was patched early this year in version 0.6.12 in
transcode's CVS (http://zebra.fh-weingarten.de/~maxi/.../msg00063.html).

Would tcmplex and mplex be interchangable in this context ? Or would I miss some important feature mplex provides ?

Cheers.
 
Old 12-22-2004, 09:51 AM   #26
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Did you try out the script as mentioned in this post: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...22#post1343222

Or are you referring to the script?
 
Old 12-22-2004, 07:35 PM   #27
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Quote:
Originally posted by sk545
Did you try out the script as mentioned in this post: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...22#post1343222

Or are you referring to the script?
I'm reffering to the original article thatr started this thread.
 
Old 12-22-2004, 09:02 PM   #28
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i see. Hmm, can't help you myself since i haven't tried the step by step article, but i can vouch for the script. It does work (with a few unpolished problems). I know it doesn't help you much since you already spent time ripping, etc. But thats the best i can say right now, until Steel_J shows up.

The method posted by kpex i can vouch for too:

http://dhost.info/kpex/guides/streamdvd.php ( a few places the ' -i ' paramater is not needed). Example: 'streamanalyze -i /mnt/dvd -t 1' (you have to take out ' -i ' in order for it to work).

By vouch i mean that i tried them out myself during this month.

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Old 12-23-2004, 03:19 AM   #29
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Sorry guys,

I know I kind of dissapeared for a few days but I got separated from the girlfriend and I had to move out.

So after re-installing my PC's and re-establishing my DSL service in my new place, I am back to serve mankind!!! Hehehehe!

I will resume devellopement of my script as of now . Fear not.
 
Old 12-23-2004, 03:23 AM   #30
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...and to answer Narc's question....

Yess Mplex and Tcmplex are interchangeable. So if one gives you problems with a particular movie, use the other.

Just make sure you use the proper switches for DVD mpeg2 content.
 
  


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