Differences VLC & Handbrake and some disappointment

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by Ocky, Feb 26, 2011.

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  1. Ocky

    Ocky Registered Member

    May 6, 2006
    George, S.Africa
    Handbrake is really great for ripping DVD movies but there is a drawback (unless I have missed something).
    When scanning a DVD and the scan aborts at some point due to a damaged DVD (from my local library - all those scratches etc.), that's it - no encoding possible.
    Fortunately the title in question was not the main movie so I could use VLC to select the main movie title and start encoding (to mp4).
    That worked a treat and the mp4 movie which I saved to my Desktop plays perfectly in VLC and default Movie Player.
    Now the conundrum.
    Devede only recognises the mp4 movie as audio ! Also Gnome Mplayer thinks it's an audio file. Why ?
    ~$ file -b "The movie".mp4
    ISO Media, MPEG v4 system, version 1 o_Oo_Oo_O

    Here r/click Properties ..

    mp4 Properties.png

    Next question.

    Is there a simple way to check cd's and dvd's by means of a surface scan and a file scan ? Similar to Nero's CD-DVD Speed tool ? (or must I use fsck ?)
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