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

Todd W. Bucy toddwbucy at grandecom.net
Sun Sep 7 13:10:40 CDT 2008


On Sun, 2008-09-07 at 13:06 -0500, Jeremy Mann wrote:
> 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
> 
thanks I give that a try latter today.  will fill you in on how it
worked out.

Todd



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