[mythtv-users] Cables and more space...ideas?

James Oltman cnlibmyth at gmail.com
Wed Aug 17 16:29:39 UTC 2005


On 8/17/05, Fedor Pikus <fpikus at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> On 8/17/05, gLaNDix (Jesse Kaufman) <glandix at lloydnet.org> wrote:
> > Ryan Steffes wrote:
> > > Just removing the extra audio isn't going to save you very
> > > much space. Your files are still going to be multigigabyte.
> >
> > yes, i know, i'm fine with multi-GB files ... but i want to strip out
> > anything i'm not using so i'm not wasting space on stuff i don't care
> > about .. i'm more than willing to "waste space" on full video quality,
> > however ... i just need to know how to rip the extra audio tracks out
> >
> >
> > > You should really consider sitting down some afternoon and playing 
> with
> > > mencoder's multipass variable bitrate settings in xvid, and seeing if
> > > you can find something acceptable smaller, otherwise, there's really 
> no
> > > point in bothering at all.
> >
> > i'd rather leave the video alone and just strip out what i don't want
> 
> mplayer dvd://1 -aid 128 -dumpstream -dumpfile video.mpg
> 
> Replace 1 and 128 with the title and audio channel you need. Perfect
> copy, AC3 preserved if it's there (DVDs usually have AC3 streams but
> don't have to). Subtitles will be gone, other audio gone, comments and
> bonus materials also gone unless you pick that title (then main
> feature will be gone :).
> 
> MPlayer can play the resulting file, don't know about other players.
> --
> Fedor G Pikus (fpikus at gmail.com)


I hate to say this, but I use WinBloze and DVD Shrink to do what you are 
wanting to do.
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