Using mencoder from the command line
Hosted by BrocktonBob on 2012-07-16 is flagged as Explicit and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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Hello HPR BrocktonBob here with another short but sweet episode about backing up
your dvd collection using mencoder a terminal command program.In this episode i tell
you how to back up your dvd's using a small mencoder command.You will end up with a
very nice .avi file about a third the size of your original dvd movie size.So just
copy and paste the command below into the terminal after you have inserted the dvd
into your drive.make sure to close movie player by hitting cancel.so copy the code below
mencoder dvd://1 \
-alang en \
-vf crop=640:480:0:0,scale=640:405 \
-ovc xvid -xvidencopts \
-oac mp3lame \
-lameopts br=96:cbr:vol=6 \
Just replace HarryPotter.avi with the name of the movie your backing up enjoy.
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Comment #1 posted on 2012-07-19T13:02:21Z by dave
Great info BrocktonBob
Another thing that may need to be changed is the -vf crop=640:480:0:0,scale=640:405 option
Some movies will have different crop boundaries. I use mplayer dvd//:1 -vf cropdetect to to get this info before ripping.
Another tip is for the scale option. Here is your original code -vf crop=640:480:0:0,scale=640:405
Here mencoder can preserve the aspect ratio whether the movie is full screen or wide screen by using a -2 like so
Hop these tips help