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Old 02-21-2004, 12:46 AM   #1
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Angry Copying VideoCD


HOw can i copy videoCD files say the avseq*.dat from a videoCD... Can anyone help me ... PLzzzzz.
 
Old 02-21-2004, 06:05 AM   #2
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VCD's don't have an ISO9660 filesystem like data CD's, so you can't mount them. You can copy them using a CD burning utility like k3b or cdrdao. If you want to dump the video to your hard drive, install mplayer and type "mencoder vcd://<tracknumber> -ovc copy -oac copy"
 
Old 02-26-2004, 12:35 AM   #3
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thenks for the information... i will chek it out....
 
Old 02-29-2004, 05:58 AM   #4
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I checked it doesnot work in any of the 12 cds i tried can you suggest me some other option....Plzzz...
 
Old 02-29-2004, 08:29 AM   #5
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Have u ever tried vcdimager ?????

www.vcdimager.org/index.phtml
 
Old 02-29-2004, 09:27 AM   #6
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i have not tried it i will download it and check it out whether it serves my purpose...
 
Old 02-29-2004, 09:28 AM   #7
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Any ways thanx for the information....
 
Old 02-29-2004, 02:12 PM   #8
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What do you specifically want to do to the cds? Do you want to copy the movie to your hard drive? Do you want to dump/re-encode the movie? Or do you want to copy the CD?
 
Old 03-05-2004, 01:42 AM   #9
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i want to copy the movies from the cd to the hard disk... can you get information regarding it
 
Old 03-05-2004, 06:06 AM   #10
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I told u install vcdimager, then use vcdxrip
 
Old 03-05-2004, 09:42 PM   #11
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vcdimager takes a movie file on the hard disk and turns it into a bin/cue image for VCD burning. You want to do the opposite. You want to take the file from the VCD and put it on the hard drive (unless I have misunderstood you). Mencoder is probably the best tool for doing this. Get mplayer/mencoder and the win32 codecs from http://www.mplayerhq.hu and install them. If you have trouble installing them, do a search of Linuxquestions.org. There are lots of threads about installing mplayer. You can test your configuration by inserting the VCD into your cdrom drive and typing "mplayer vcd://1". If it doesn't play the video properly, then something is wrong and you need to fix it before proceeding further.

You will probably be better off re-encoding the video than just dumping it; you will get a much smaller file size. Try "mencoder -oac lavc -ovc lavc -lavcopts acodec=mp3:abitrate=120:vcodec=mpeg4 vcd://1". Leave all the other options as default for now - you can experiment later if you want.

If you just want to copy the video file without reencoding it, use "mencoder -oac copy -ovc copy vcd://1". The output file will be called test.avi.

If neither command works, I probably made a mistake in my instructions. Post the error that mencoder gives you on this thread.
 
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spuzzzzzzz, there is a program called "vcdxrip" included in the vcdimager package which is exclusively used to RIP video tracks off a videocd.
 
Old 03-06-2004, 02:45 AM   #13
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ah, sorry. I thought you meant the vcdimager program. But I would still recommend re-encoding the movie with mencoder. The mpeg1 codec used for VCDs is obsolete and you can save lots of space by making it mpeg4.
 
Old 03-08-2004, 10:06 AM   #14
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the mencoder doesnot work ... properly while reading from the vcd's cann u suggest one example with the avseq01.dat... plzzzz... spuzzzzzz over to you
 
Old 03-08-2004, 02:51 PM   #15
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What makes it not work? Do you get any error messages? If mencoder has problems with a VCD, you could dump it with vcdxrip, as suggested by vinay and re-encode it afterwards.

Afaik, the avseq01.dat file doesn't really exist on a VCD. VCD's don't have filesystems on them, so there are no files. Windows pretends that there are files on a VCD in order that VCD's behave like normal CD's but what you see in Windows Explorer doesn't really exist.
 
  


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