[SATLUG] help joining two dvd's into one file

Jeremy Mann jeremymann at gmail.com
Sun Sep 7 13:06:39 CDT 2008

On Sun, Sep 7, 2008 at 12:56 PM, Todd W. Bucy <toddwbucy at grandecom.net> wrote:
> I have finally gotten around to putting the Lord of The Rings: Two
> Towers on my mythbox.  problem is I have the extended version of the
> movie.  This version comes on two DVD.  I need a way to take the ripped
> vob files from both dvds and transcoding them into one file.  The way I
> have tried to do this in the past was to use dvdrip to rip and transcode
> both dvds into avi format. Then import them into knio, which changes
> them into dv format, and splicing them together then transcoding them
> into mpeg2. This gets the job done but its a pain in the butt and I am
> loosing picture quality in the process.  I know that there has to be a
> better way.

Rename the VOB files with an .mpeg extension and use dvdauthor to
recombine them into a DVD layout:

dvdauthor -t -o Rings -c vob1.mpg -c vob2.mpg -c vob3.mpg

dvdauthor -T Rings

Jeremy Mann
jeremy at biochem.uthscsa.edu

University of Texas Health Science Center
Bioinformatics Core Facility
Phone: (210) 567-2672

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