A useful command line script to backup a DVD to SVCD is
$ mencvcd battles dvd://3 -w -a 2 -vfr 3
You can obtain information about the contents of title 1 of a DVD with
the tcprobe command:
$ tcprobe -i /dev/dvd -T 1
To extract title 1 of your dvd into the file video.avi:
$ mencoder dvd://1 -oac copy -ovc copy -o video.avi
is simpler though (see
Section 93.4.1), and the GUI is more informative as to the
processing to be performed (e.g., to limit the encoding to a
particular size with a particular resolution). Indeed, it is often
useful to view the Queue tab of acidrip to see the
actual mencoder command that is being run.
You can copy the raw video data from a DVD to your hard disk with
or cpdvd. With
cpdvd simply identify the device and a folder which will
be created to store the data:
You can identify the DVD mount point and a specific title to extract
$ cpdvd -m /media/dvd -t 1 xyz
To include subtitles use -s 0 (to get channel 0 subtitles).
Alternatively you can use dvdbackup
to extract the data.
It will create its own directory for the DVD based on the DVDs title:
$ dvdbackup -F -i/dev/dvd -o.