Its a batch script that uses ffmpeg to create PS3 and XBOX 360 compatible backup videos. These backups are h264 1024k video because both PS3 and XBOX360 are compliant with that format. The audio is 2 channel 128k all housed in a .mp4 format file because again both are compatible.
How does it work?
Extract the .vob files from a DVD you purchased and wish to backup using DVDFABHDDecrypter (free). Merge the .vobs into one using VOBMerge.exe (free). Name it. Make sure the merged .vob is in this directory and double click on RUN.cmd. make sure the filename of the .vob has NO spaces.
How long does this take?
Depending on your processor could be 6 hours or more. Takes longer for better video.
Why not 6 channel?
XBOX360 is not compatible with 6 channel.
Why this and not a paid or free GUI program?
Got tired of the other programs out there using ffmpeg with bad command lines. The commandlines list are from research on the net so by no means am I taking credit. I merely tweeked a little to get them working better. Most programs I always had problems with the audio sync or they were not compatible with both.
Why does it take so long?
Because the blur issue and dual passes. A lot of the other programs out there do not use it but it creates for a much better view while keeping the size down. By all means tweek the settings yourself i.e. 1024k bitrate not enough up it to 2048k but you'll suffer in size. Up the bitrate in audio to 192k etc but i doubt you'll notice a difference. The dual passes educate ffmpeg where to make the necessary bitrate changes in the screen play.
Why will the script only find .vob?
Because I wanted to backup DVDs I had already purchased to create a video library using TVersity and play on either of my existing PS3 and XBOX360 consoles.
How do I extract the .vob files from a DVD?
Programs such as DVDFABHDDecrypter can extract the individual .vob file by selecting the Main Movie and the correct desired audio typically the first. There are plenty of "how to"s out there to back your DVDs.
How do I combine the .vobs together to make one bother running the script?
Use a program called VOBMerge.exe. Search the internet for it.