Creating high quality avi from DVD

Ben Edwards list4me2 at
Thu Jan 8 17:27:52 UTC 2009

2009/1/8 Rashkae <ubuntu at>:
> Ben Edwards wrote:
>> Over the years I have tried several programs to create avi files from
>> DVD.  My files do not look anything as good/sharp of other peoples. I
>> am guessing it is the settings I am using, and the codecs.  The
>> container does not have to be .avi.  A program witch rips and encodes
>> on the ply would be good but quality is my main concern.
>> Any advice would be good, probably best to keep this thread focused on
>> quality of output rather than other aspects such as
>> functionality/usability.
> Go right to the source.  Mencoder is the program used almost universally
> to encode the videos.  There is much documentation and examples on the
> mplayer web page.. Unfortunately, it's a bit of a black art with several
> options available, so you'll have to be prepared to bite deep and do
> some experimentation to find combinations that work well for you.
> A quick note on codecs.  H264 will give you better quality than the
> traditional Xvid, the downside is that the H264 videos will not play on
> DVD players that support Xvid/avi.

Thats a good point, it would be good to play on xvid enabled DVD
players.  I actually use a PS3 for most things, will have a look
around to see if I can create files it can play.


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