First off, thanks for all the work you've put into these tools Lee! I've been able to successfully archive several of my RTV5 files to DVD-R using your toolset! :)
|Originally posted by Lee Thompson
* Convert MPEG-2 streams and stream to a RTV5K with DVArchive
Perhaps I'll get b**ch-slapped for asking a pretty newb question, but I've done several hours of searching AVSForums.com, DVDRHelp.com and several other Googled sites without having had much luck finding an answer to my dilemma. I've probably run across the answers, but don't know enough to correlate them and/or put them together in the proper order. I would like to transfer some of my TV shows on DVD (Friends, 24, etc.) to an .MPG format that will work with DVArchive and my RTV5040. According to the quote above it appears as though RTVCONVERT will do this, but I've had no luck so far...
Here's what I've tried:
1. Used DVDCompress to copy & compress a DVD to my HDD.
2. Renamed the .VOB to .MPG, as directed in a forum on DVDRHelp.com.
2.a. This .MPG worked fine in WM9.
3. Attempted to run RTVCONVERT, but it puked with the following output:C:\\24.Episodes1-4>rtvconvert VTS_04_1.mpg 24.Episode1.mpg
Video overrun, unknown or bad audio mux: len=3145734
I realize that I'm probably missing something around the .VOB to .MPG conversion, but I honestly don't know what and haven't found anything that explains it to me. :confused:
Anyway, here are my specific questions:
1. Just to verify...RTVCONVERT will transfer an MPEG-2 file to a RTV5 .MPG file that I can use with DVArchive?
2. Any idea how I can convert the DVD's .VOB files to a suitable format for conversion (i.e.: MPEG-2)?
3. Do I need to run DVDDecrypter before compressing the files in order to get a 'clean' .VOB file?
I know that I'm revealing my newbie-ness, but alas I'm at a standstill. :(