1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

DVD 2 AVI woes

Discussion in 'Digital video discussion for Linux users' started by VRon, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. VRon

    VRon Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2006
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    11
    Hi All,

    I'm having a strange problem ripping & transcoding DVD's to AVI.

    Every time, my resulting AVI files are messed up. When playing back, they have colored lines and stuff. They skip around, etc.. hard to explain exactly. Terribly quality.

    I've tried multiple different ripping programs: dvd::rip, AcidRip, Avidemux, K3B, etc

    In each program, I've tried multiple different Codecs: Xvid2-4, Divx, ffmpeg, etc

    I first try the program's default settings, then I've manually messed with the various frame rates, and bit rates.

    I've tried deinterlacing, and NO deinterlacing.

    No matter what I try, the results are always bad to worse.

    I have no problems going the other direction, btw. I can take a AVI file I've downloaded, and burn a video DVD no problem. (using DeVeDe)

    Various Specs:
    AMD64 X2 Dual 6000+
    Ubuntu "Gutsy" x86_64
    ATI Radeon X1200
    ATI 8.1 video drivers
    KDE 3.5.8
    2G of ram
    6G of swap

    I recently upgraded my ATI drivers, but this problem existed BEFORE I did that.

    Any Ideas or suggestions on what I'm screwing up?
    HELP?

    Thanks,
    Ron
     
  2. attar

    attar Senior member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2005
    Messages:
    11,515
    Likes Received:
    29
    Trophy Points:
    128
    Try using a media player like VLC or Media Player Classic for playing the AVI file.
    They don't use system codecs -they are self contained in the app.

    If that doesn't help then, if you want you can try the hands on method with VirtualDub.
    It can load the VOB files and reprocess them to an AVI.
    The plugins allow it decodec the MPEG video and the AC3 audio.

    VirtualDub runs out of its folder - no installation.
    All other downloads can be uninstalled from Control panel.
    This is important, because your problem sounds like there are too many codecs competing for the video.

    Install the plugins and run VirtualDub.
    Load the VOB files
    'File' 'Open Video File'
    'Automatically load linked segments' box is checked.

    Select the first VOB click 'Open'

    Click 'Audio' 'Full processing mode' 'Compression' 'No Compression' 'OK'
    Click 'File' 'Save WAV' and save the audio to the desktop.

    Click 'Audio' 'WAV' and load the saved WAV file.
    Click 'Audio' 'Full processing mode' 'Conversion' and check the boxes for '48000, High Quality' 'Stereo' 'OK'

    Click 'Audio' 'Full processing mode' 'Compression' 'Lame MP3' 48000,128, CBR, stereo. OK.

    Click 'Video' 'Full Processing mode' 'Compression' 'DivX 6' 'Configure' 'Restore defaults' 'OK' 'OK'

    'File' 'Save as AVI'

    VirtualDub, look for 'stable' download.
    http://virtualdub.sourceforge.net/

    AC-3 ACM Codec
    and MPEG2 Plugin for VirtualDub
    http://home.comcast.net/~fcchandler/index.html


    XVid Codec
    http://www.xvid.org/

    Free DivX codec
    http://www.divx.com/divx/windows/download/

    Lame MP3 codec
    Right click on 'LameACM.inf' file and Install
    http://www.afterdawn.com/news/archive/4866.cfm
     
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2008
  3. VRon

    VRon Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2006
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    11
    Thanks for the info.

    I've tried copying my avi files to another machine, and they play just as crappy, so... I'm assuming my problem is the transcoding, not the viewing.

    I've had luck with XVidENC
    but its a pain in the ass.

    I will give your method a try.

    Thanks!
     
  4. varnull

    varnull Guest

    From one linux user to another.. I think you are using the standard "no rip/no transcode" mainstream video tools..

    You need to check your dependencies carefully and look for things like libdecss. *nix will copy vobs from a dvd with all the encryption intact.. which is why the use of acidrip is recommended. Your problem sounds more like something has gone wrong with dependencies..do you have transcode and mencoder installed?
    Part of this problem is likely to be missing x64 version codecs which just haven't been written yet.. there should be development versions upstream.

    Try some of the packages from http://debian-multimedia.org/ I was having the same sort of issues a long time ago so I got involved in the dev side of dvd ripping.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 11, 2008
  5. VRon

    VRon Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2006
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    11
    I have been using acidrip and dvd::rip. I've downloaded the source for some of the codecs and compiled them myself. things are running a little faster once I've done that.

    I have both transcode and mencoder installed.

    The result is still a crappy AVI. the video skips around, and has horizontal lines thru it. The sound is fine, however.

    when I use xvidenc, the avi comes out pretty flawless... just takes forever, and isn't the most user-friendly software.

    I'll try some of your suggestions tonight.

    Thanks!
     
  6. varnull

    varnull Guest

  7. fellview

    fellview Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2008
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    11
    Tried all types of Software to copy avi files to dvd. Nero vision always chops the end of the film. Tried something yestertday with Nero which appears to work perfectly with no deterioration of sound or vision. Go to make a Data CD or Data Dvd and add your Avi film file. It takes about 4minutes only to burn to disc and seems to get round the encoding bug. You can even make them multisession discs, and I am more than satisfied with the results as I only want to view the AVI film file on my home dvd player and widescreen TV . Any help. fellvies
     

Share This Page