[FFmpeg-user] Looking for suggestions for backing up my DVDs

Carl Eugen Hoyos cehoyos at ag.or.at
Mon Mar 28 16:09:09 CEST 2016

Francesco Turco <fturco <at> fastmail.fm> writes:

> > > $ mplayer -dvd-device /dev/sr0 -dumpstream -dumpfile Alien.vob dvd://1
> > 
> > For best quality you should keep this file.
> > Note that it is compatible with many video players 
> > including WMP iirc and needs very little power on 
> > playback.
> Initially I also believed I should not transcode VOBs 
> into WebM.

Yes, this sounds correct.

> But all my attempts at remuxing the initial VOB files 
> into other containers

Why do you want to remux a file that is in a container 
understood by every single media player into another 

> (MPEG 

Fortunately, MPEG == VOB.

> or MKV) failed.

I suspect this can be made working (+genpts) but I wonder 

> $ ffmpeg -i alien-1.vob -map 0:0 -map 0:2 -map 0:3 
> -codec copy output.mkv

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Carl Eugen

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