[FFmpeg-user] problems with vob to mkv

Nicholas Robbins nickrobbins at yahoo.com
Sun Aug 10 15:47:50 CEST 2014

> On Sunday, August 10, 2014 9:40 AM, Carl Eugen Hoyos <cehoyos at ag.or.at> wrote:

> > Nicholas Robbins <nickrobbins-at-yahoo.com <at> ffmpeg.org> writes:
>>  I don't have a specific bug, I'll look into the 
>>  dvd2concat tool soon
> As explained, I strongly suggest to use mplayer -dumpstream 
> to produce an input file for FFmpeg.
> Carl Eugen

I found that ffmpeg couldn't find the subtitles or chapters in the dumpstream properly. Maybe this has changed since I checked, but I found that I had to pull the subtitles and chapters out, and then put them back in. Plus using mplayer -dumpstream doesn't solve the problem of figuring out which stream to dump. Some dvd's have dozens of similar titles, all but one of which are the original title in scrambled order or somesuch. In my experience it was easier to just use makemkv than to try to sort through the bogus titles by hand.

-Nicholas Robbins

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