Welcome to StreamCap
Stream cap provides a GUI wrapper around two command line tools for working with DVDs vobcopy and lsdvd. This program allows you to select streams from a DVD and copy them to your hard drive, ready for transcoding into your favourite video format. This is especially good for DVDs of t.v. shows because you can extract all of the episodes with just a few clicks.
Platform and Dependencies
This program has been written on Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex. It should work just fine on any Linux system that has the correct dependencies. I have used latest version of all of the dependencies from the repositories, except for libdvdcss (because it not there)
- vobcopy 1.1.0-1
- lsdvd 0.16-3
- python (I have to check the version when I get home 2.5 off the top of my head)
- PyQt python-qt4 4.4.3-1ubuntu1
- (Optional) libdvdcss 1.2.9
- Extract the files to an install directory.
- 1. Insert the DVD.
- Assuming you have an auto mounter set up the DVD should now be available on your system
- 2. Run StreamCap
- 3. Select the streams
- Once StreamCap starts it should be able to read the DVD and present you a list of all of the available titles, ordered by length in descending order
- 4. Choose an output directory
- Choose the output destination on your hard drive
- 5. GO!
- Click the Copy Tiles button, The copy process can take a little while, especially on slower systems, On my 2Ghz machine a whole movie takes about 10 minutes, on an older 733Mhz machine it takes 45+ minutes
- PS. Transcode
- It's then expected that you will want to transcode to a smaller format the VOB. I use either Handbrake (watch out for the aspect ratios) or avidemux
Consult the User's Guide for information on using the wiki software. Italic text