[UAUG] ripping DVD_VR with handbrake
bioslash at gmail.com
Tue Sep 14 08:58:59 MDT 2010
I don't know if you gotten a response on this yet but here's my 2 cents. There reason I can think of that the tape speed would translate into how the video on the DVD was encoded. In the days of tape the speed at which the tape would fly past the record/play head determined the quality of video you saw. The fast there take flew by the better the quality but your recording time was decreased. So EP would be extended play and would allow you to get 6 hours of record time on one tape instead of 2, for example. The only correlation I can think of between the tape speed and the encoded DVD video, and you'd really have to be hard pressed for space on the DVD to do this, is that because the quality of the video was less because of the tape speed the person encoded the video at a lower bit rate or a different bit rate and for some reason the difference in bit rate is causing HandBrake to not read the entire disc. I would recommend 2 things, first copy the data off the disc so that HandBrake is not reading off the disc but off your hard drive. Second, you could then try using MPEG Streamclip (it is free) as a means to read the VOB (DVD video files) and encode them to a format you want or at least to a format that HandBrake can then read.
I hope this helps.
On Sep 9, 2010, at 4:11 PM, Wade Preston Shearer wrote:
> I'd ask this on the Handbrake forum but I'm still waiting for my activation email. Are there any experienced Handbrake users on this list?
> I am trying to rip some DVD-Rs. The title of each says DVD_VR. I bought the DVDs, but I believe that they were burned (opposed to pressed). They are of an old television show that ran in the 50-60s that is now in the public domain.
> I'm not sure how the following translates to digital video, but I do recognize if from back in the days of VHS tapes. Each of the titles on the discs has a speed listed: EP or SLP. Some are one, some are the other. It seems random. What I am finding is that I can rip all titles on a disc with all of one, but if they are mixed, I can only rip one of a kind. What's really strange is that it seems random as to which I can get (some times it's the EP ones, other times its the SLP ones). And, when I say can get, I don't mean that the rip fails; I can only access one or the other. When I play the DVD with DVD Player, I can see and play all the titles. When I open the DVD as a source in Handbrake however, it scans the DVD, and then populates the title menu with the titles that it finds. When I scan a disc with a mix of both EP and SLP, it will only find one of the two kinds.
> Anyone have any idea what's going on and why Handbrake can't find both? Any ideas on how I can rip the ones that Handbrake isn't seeing?
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