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Old 05-13-2009, 03:53 PM   #1
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Tools to extract captions and sound from DVDs?


What tools to use to extract sound tracks and captions from DVD disks on Debian/Lenny?

I was failed to use lsdvd/transcode since transcode is absent in packages now, and also I was unable to compile it since it is using some libraries, which are also hard to find or to compile (for newbie).

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HandBrake is good for that.
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if you want something command line use mencoder. I tried acidrip but video playback was not that great. But I have heard very great things about handbrake.
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It looks like HandBrake is a transcoder, i.e. it converts DVD video into other video container format. For example, OGM. This means, that I will need extra tools to extract sound and subtitles from these containers also.

Are there any tools to extract sound and subtitles into separate files?
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Also I see in documentation, that HandBrake burns subtitles into the video. I.e. it doesn't extract them but does something opposite. So, HandBrake is inapropriate.
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But how to install MEncoder? It is said that it is a part of MPlayer, but I have MPlayer while can not find MEncoder.
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You will need to add Debian Multimedia to your apt sources.
Then install with aptitude install mencoder.

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I'm pretty sure you could also use ffmpeg.


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