Posted at 10:58 IST (last updated: Wednesday, 27th July 2011 @ 11:08 IST)
I've written a simple command-line, menu-driven, interactive DVD ripping and video encoding script in Python using MEncoder and FFmpeg. Background: I created this script because I found myself using both MEncoder and FFmpeg alternatively to rip and encode from DVD videos. FFmpeg's drawback is that it cannot access DVD chapters directly and it cannot combine multiple input files to encode into a single file, while MEncoder's drawback is that the lavf MP4 muxer is currently broken and the resultant MP4 file generated from MEncoder is faulty and works only with MPlayer. So a two-step process is required to generate a fully functional and correct MP4 file. This script simply makes the process more convenient and user-friendly. Check the project page for more information.