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Yeah, i am not surprised that somone else mentioned it. Like i said before, this was the first time i have had to change the player's settings to have it not cut the video from its sides. But hey, as long as it works with the other settings, i am not complaining. I actually learned something about my dvd players settings by doing that, as well.
But I was worried there for a while. The AUDIO_TS directory on my hard disk is empty. All sound seems to be agglutinated to the main VOBs. Is it because it is useful only for secondary languages ?
Also, I started to play around with a DVD that contains multi-languages. As I ripped two audio tracks, both tracks are conspicuously unequal in length. I would have thought that both tracks would be of the same length. Any hint on the process at work here ?
PS to Steel_J: Thanks for the reply on mplex and tcmplex. But I used another box which uses Linux from Scratch and an updated copy of mplex while my Mandrake 9.2 seems to have problems with it.
PPS to Steel_J: Keep hanging on, man. Be happy with your new life.
Originally posted by narc But I was worried there for a while. The AUDIO_TS directory on my hard disk is empty. All sound seems to be agglutinated to the main VOBs. Is it because it is useful only for secondary languages ?
AUDIO_TS folders should never contain anything for DVD-Videos - they are only included to help hardware compatibility (some DVD players refuse to play if the AUDIO_TS folder is not present.) It is used for AOB files on DVD-Audio discs ( a very different animal than DVD-video).
Originally posted by Steel_J I'm in St-Eustache.
Only you and I will get that one!!!,
I didn't try you bash script, though. My DVD unit is on one machine but without disk space; my LFS machine has enough disk space but scattered throughout different partitions. So I'm swaping files around a lot. I'll need a few $$$ and time to fix my setup. And I'll use sub-titles with OCR soon (/me like japanese movies).
I'll tell you what I accomplished in the near future.
# Run this script in the working directory that your ripped VOB files are stored
# If you use this program and like it please let me know, or if you modify it please email me a copy
# Thank you and Happy Ripping
cat *.vob > movie.vox
mv movie.vox movie.vob
tcextract -i movie.vob -t vob -x mpeg2 > movie.m2v
tcextract -i movie.vob -a 0 -x ac3 -t vob > movie.ac3
tcrequant -i movie.m2v -o shrunk.m2v -f 1.5
mplex -f 8 -o final.mpg shrunk.m2v movie.ac3
dvddirgen -o dvddir
dvdauthor -o dvddir final.mpg
dvdauthor -o dvddir -T
# Now burn VIDEO_TS and AUDIO_TS to DVD using K3B