[MPlayer-users] chopping off credits

antonovich anton_melser at paradise.net.nz
Mon Aug 25 19:18:27 CEST 2003

> DO NOT CAT FROM VOBS TO ENCODE FROM HD! Either dump the dvd with
> mplayer -dumpstream (so you get the whole dvd as one .vob file) or use
> mencoder dvd://1 -dvd-device /path/to/your/vobs. But keep in mind, -ss
> will not be accurate on mpeg files anyway, so you'll have to
> experiment until you find the right time to seek to...

Why not? it works... is there some obscure technical reason for not doing it? 
I have just tried GOPchop and have got it chopping bits of left, right and 
centre... that seems to work ok too

> BTW, chopping off credits is a bit lame... You can get excellent
> quality on a single CD without chopping the credits if you RTFM
> encoding-tips.txt rather than just blindly running mencoder with no
> options.

lame? I thought that was what we usually use to encode the audio ;-). I just 
can't see the point in putting up to 50meg aside for something i NEVER use or 
watch. I know I can get good quality using the options, and that is what I'm 
trying to learn about. The point is that if i use the same options without 
the credits then I will get better quality rips than you.
and, just some advice... unless you give reasons for things then there seems 
little points in bothering to write stuff.

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