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    Ripping DVDs

    I've used mencoder successfully to re-encode several AVI files to make them compatible with a piece of hardware I have.

    I now want to try ripping some of my DVDs but I'm not having much luck.

    Attempts to mount the DVD are failing with a "No medium found" error, even though the DVD is in the drive.

    For this same reason, I can't rip directly from the DVD. So, what I did is used DVDDecrypt on the PC to extract the VOBs.

    My problem is, I can't seem to get mencoder to work with the multiple VOB files. For example, for doing the sound, I've tried the following:

    cat *VOB | mencoder -ovc frameno -o frameno.avi -oac mp3lame -lameopts abr:br=128
    This results in a "No file given" error message.

    If I try:

     mencoder *VOB -ovc frameno -o frameno.avi -oac mp3lame -lameopts abr:br=128
    I get a "No audio encoder (-oac) selected. Select one (see -oac help) or use -nosound"

    What am I doing wrong? Anyone have any ideas?


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    Did you ever read any DVDs from your system??
    Perhaps your libdvdcss and libdvdcss2 is to old or not installed.
    So your system cant handle encrypted DVDs.
    Otherwise: did you try the "transcode" command line frontend?


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