madbunny wrote:When you see one of those mega projects from say, dokidoki, or Absolute Destiny, or whoever, that use 15 different anime you can be pretty sure that they didn't waste time ripping 15 entire series, or 60 disks onto the HD just to make sure they have everything. (probably)
For my CCS video (CCS is over a dozen DVDs), I ripped a bunch of DVDs to my HD, used MPEG2Cut
(perhaps there's a better tool by now) to cut out the parts that looked interesting, deleted the original DVD VOBs, and repeated until I gone through all the DVDs. The thing is, though, making D2Vs and AVSs for several hundred files is really cumbersome, so I automated it.
Description of files:
DVD2AVI176CommandLine105.zip: A commandline version of DVD2AVI. Note, however that this version drops a few frames from the beginning and/or end of the file. You may prefer to use Donald Graft's newer version with fixes
. (but be consistent!
avs.exe: AVS/D2V generation program.
avs.c: Code for the AVS/D2V generation program.
sleep.exe: Program that lets a script sleep/pause for a while.
cygwin1.zip: Needed by sleep.exe. You can get a whole batch of UNIX utilities that run in Windows from Cygwin
How to use:
Generate a list of your VOB files. I stick them all, and the tools above, in a directory (say C:\video) and in the directory do this:
dir /on /b *.vob >list.txt
(create the list of VOB files)
avs C:\video <list.txt >d2v.bat
(create an AVS file for each VOB file, and a batch file to create the D2V files)
(create the D2V files)
Note: It's designed for small VOB files. The sleep commands in the batch file prevent dvd2avi from running again immediately and taking up resources. (I brought my machine down the first time, not realising that DVD2AVI returned control to the commandline right away)
You may want to change the AVS file generated. Simply change the source and recompile.