[FFmpeg-user] Can FFmpeg fetch a title from a DVD?

Matt Zagrabelny mzagrabe at d.umn.edu
Tue Jan 5 22:25:16 CET 2016

On Tue, Jan 5, 2016 at 3:20 PM, Andy Civil <andycivil at gmail.com> wrote:
> Can anyone tell me if there's a command to fetch a title (this is DVD-speak
> for a 'track') from a DVD file structure? I have a DVD structure in a
> VIDEO_TS folder, and I want to fetch title #7 from it, and convert it to
> something. This requires FFmpeg to be aware of the DVD menu structure, and
> I'm not sure that it is. (I've been trying to use VLC which definitely can,
> but I've had other issues there.)
> I know that FFmpeg can work directly with the VOB files, but that doesn't
> help me when I don't know where Title #7 starts, or ends.  Sometimes, there
> are multiple VOB files, and I don't even know which VOB Title #7 is in...

I use:

mplayer -dumpstream -dumpfile dvd_title_7.vob dvd://7

That will dump title 7 to the file dvd_title_7.vob.


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