iso-to-mkv alternative

The place to discuss linux version of MakeMKV
Post Reply
raskells
Posts: 4
Joined: Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:09 pm

iso-to-mkv alternative

Post by raskells » Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:29 pm

i am curious if there exists alternative possibilities to remux a dvd.iso -> mainmovie.mkv under linux other than makemkv, even at the cost of comfort?

Woodstock
Posts: 7639
Joined: Sun Jul 24, 2011 11:21 pm

Re: iso-to-mkv alternative

Post by Woodstock » Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:54 pm

There are a few. DVD encryption is "mostly widely known", and a number of programs can read the VOBs and mux them into other formats. Even VLC can do that.
How to aid in finding the answer to your problem: https://www.makemkv.com/faq/item/8

raskells
Posts: 4
Joined: Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:09 pm

Re: iso-to-mkv alternative

Post by raskells » Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:13 am

hi woodstock,

thanks for your input so far.

just to make sure i got that right: so even vlc is really capable of remuxing iso files directly to complete mainmovie.mkvs?

Woodstock
Posts: 7639
Joined: Sun Jul 24, 2011 11:21 pm

Re: iso-to-mkv alternative

Post by Woodstock » Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:58 pm

It is more a case of being able to "play" the DVD ISO, and having VLC "record" the main feature to an MKV file as you play it. It's not particularly convenient, at least not compared to using MakeMKV.
How to aid in finding the answer to your problem: https://www.makemkv.com/faq/item/8

raskells
Posts: 4
Joined: Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:09 pm

Re: iso-to-mkv alternative

Post by raskells » Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:36 pm

you mean realtime recording?

i found a suitable way in dvdbackup and avidemux, but this is for remuxing a vob main feature only. also, the resulting mkv is not on par with the ones created by makemkv (lacking text streams, differing kb/s values for the video stream?).

any further non-gui alternatives for iso-to-main-feature.mkv, as i am not afraid of the terminal ;)

Post Reply