[MPlayer-users] mencoder -ovc copy produces a "null codec" footprint?

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Sat Dec 27 23:12:57 CET 2014

On Sun, 28 Dec 2014 00:57:59 +0300
Vladimir Mosgalin <mosgalin at VM10124.spb.edu> wrote:

> Hi Yang!
>  On 2014.12.27 at 13:29:34 -0800, Yang wrote next:
> > 
> > yeah, by "copy" I mean I did "mencoder -ovc copy"
> > 
> I hope you understand how limited DLNA is and that there is no way to
> properly transfer all DVD contents over it (check
> http://www.avsforum.com/forum/39-networking-media-servers-content-streaming/1315467-dlna-doesn-t-support-ripped-dvds-does.html
> if you need more details about it).
> That said, if "main video track + audio tracks + subtitle tracks +
> chapters" enough for you, rip dvds to .mkv with ffmpeg (if it was built
> with dvd read support) or with mkvmerge/mmg. mencoder's
> "can-throw-anything-into-avi-with-fake-fourcc" way isn't compatible with
> anything but mplayer, really, but matroska format works great here.

Last I checked, mencoder wrote broken Matroska files that couldn't be
read by anything but mplayer.

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