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This page describes how to create a video file from a DVD using VLC.Other 'how to' pages
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How to Capture/record Desktop Video Using VLC Media Player.: Hello guyzzzz. In this instructable i will tell you how to capture or record desktop screen video using VLC media player. 1) Open VLC media player. 2) Click on Media->Open Capture Device. 3) A new box will open. For recording videos from your Laptop or Desktop webcam using VLC Media Player, you will have to use the Capture Device feature present in VLC’s Media menu. This special feature will allow you to select your webcam as your capture device and then stream what is captured to a file.

You can use VLC to rip a 'raw' video file from a DVD, or you can use VLC to create a condensed 'transcoded' video file from a DVD. This page mostly deals with using it to rip a raw video file from the command line.


Here is an example. You'll need to type this at the command prompt (windows) or terminal (linux), all on one line.

This is how to rip the 'raw' video from a DVD, assuming you want to rip your DVD's title 1 to filename dvdout.mpg, from drive dvd:

the vlc://quit at the end just tells it to exit after ripping. You can also add a --qt-start-minimized, if desired.

Note that the above doesn't do any transcoding on the video stream, it just basically dumps a verbatim copy to your hard drive. In comparison with other ripping programs, this is sometimes lacking a few frames from the original (up to 10), but is typically pretty accurate. If you want one that is even more accurate, use MPlayer's dumpstream or makemkv.

You may have some luck ripping the DVD from the GUI, as well, though this is a bit tricky [1]. See also note at bottom. Using the GUI may help if you want to both rip and transcode simultaneously, as the above commands only do a raw copy. Recommend using HandBrake if you want to do transcoding too.

If you use the GUI you will need to name your output filename with the correct extension for your mux type or VLC will silently ignore your request to convert the stream on the DVD, and just display the video instead. Silently, mind you. (If it is working right it won't show you a video by default).

You will also need to check the 'no DVD menus' option, which instructs it to use dvdsimple:// instead of dvd:// which loops back to the main menu after playing the title.

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If it stops halfway through, cleaning your disc might help. If it still fails half-way through, it may work better to use dvd:// (in the GUI, that's not check 'no DVD menus') instead of dvdsimple:// but this is probably not a good option as it never stops but loops back to the main menu forever so you will have to stop it manually by monitoring it. Recommend MPlayer's dumpstream in this case.

It might also help to set the caching value either higher or to 0 (in the GUI: under advanced options).

OS X example (you may be able to use dvdsimple:///Volumes/volumeName as well).


HandBrake is a free user friendly open source tool for ripping DVD's and simultaneously transcoding (condensing) the output file. It uses VLC by default for ripping if installed on OS X. For windows users handbrake can also use VLC's libdvdcss if you first install it.


MPlayer is another excellent option for ripping a raw mpeg stream from a DVD. See wikibook instructions for it.

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MakeMKV is also good for ripping DVD or blu-ray to a raw mpeg file. To select specific titles, count down from the top of the checked title options. The first one at the top is 'title 1.' After ripping, you could then convert it (to condense/transcode it) by using handbrake or VLC.

If you want to convert makemkv's output to an mpeg file (mpeg-ts) then you could use tsmuxer. OS X users will need a special version of tsmuxer, however.

ddrescue and vobcopy

Some DVDs have bad sectors as a copy protection mechanism, which makes some tools choke. However, ddrescue can rip copy-protected DVDs to iso files like this:

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(Substitute /dev/disk2 for your DVD drive).

Once that's done, eject the DVD and run

to decrypt the main feature movie.iso into a VOB file. HandBrake can then be used to transcode the vob file if desired.

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This page describes how to specify the folder where the recorded files (via red rec button) will be stored.Other 'how to' pages

Navigate to Tools -> Preferences ->Input&codecs and Record directory or filename.

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Remember to press Save to save VLC settings and restart VLC after that to make sure changes are enabled.

This page is part of the informal VLC Support Guide.
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