[mythtv-users] rip DVD (I own) to storage with menus
rjmorris at nc.rr.com
Tue Jan 17 22:37:56 UTC 2012
Nick Rout <nick.rout at gmail.com> wrote on Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 07:38:14AM +1300:
> On Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 3:16 AM, Eric Sharkey <eric at lisaneric.org> wrote:
> > On Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 10:57 PM, Nick Rout <nick.rout at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> I understand that mkv files (which h264 is often packaged in) supports
> >> menus and chapters.
> >> However I have not seen any real files which achieve this. May be a project?
> > That's what I thought, too, but when I looked into it some months back
> > this support was much more limited than what you typically see in a
> > dvd menu and not well supported by applications that read mkv. At
> > least, I couldn't find a way to make it work. YMMV.
> Actually after posting I checked out the wikipedia mkv page, which
> claims menuing "seems to have been abandoned"
> Actually I find the menus on DVDs annoying in the extreme, but it
> would be nice, in those cases where the extras are worth watching, to
> be able to have a basic menu in mythvideo to play "main feature"
> "making of" etc...
Ripping each title individually and dropping them in a directory with
names like "main feature.mpg", "extra - making of.mpg", etc., would
get you your basic menu, right? If you really wanted to get fancy you
could use a directory hierarchy to mimic the DVD menu structure. This
may not work in all the MythVideo views, though. I use list view,
where this should work, but I don't know about the others.
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