4:54pm, Tuesday 16 September 2003
A recipe for confusion, headaches, and making AVI files from a DVD.
(Fortunately the DVD isn't encrypted, or there'd be even more fun with DECSS.)
I needed to install vobcopy, lame, mplayer, the DivX codec, and transcode to get this going. Probably more stuff that I forgot, too. The final magic voodoo seems to be:
transcode -i VTS_01_3.VOB -J dilyuvmmx -V -x vob,vob -o foo.avi -y divx5,divx5
This page was particularly helpful, though
avisplit seems to do something evil to the audio/video synchronization which means it's better to just encode the right part at the transcode stage.
I need a faster computer if I'm going to do this on a regular basis.