Vector 22: How to rip and transcode video for the best quality possible
Don Melton, former Engineering Director of Internet Technologies at Apple, talks about his non-browser-based passions - Blu-Ray, transcoding, H.264, and managing massive amounts of media. Warning: Contains extreme nerdery.
- transcode-video.sh: Don Melton's shell script for OS X to transcode a video file (works best with Blu-ray or DVD rip) into MP4 (or optionally Matroska) format, with configuration and at bitrate similar to popluar online downloads. Requires
- detect-crop.sh: Don Melton's shell script for OS X to detect crop values for a video file to use with
- convert-mp4-to-mkv.sh: Don Melton's shell script for OS X to convert an MP4 video file into Matroska format with a single audio track. Requires
- HandBrake and HandBrakeCLI: Convert video from nearly any format.
- HandBrake and HandBrakeCLI: nightly builds.
- MediaInfo: Display technical and tag data for video and audio files.
- MKVToolNix: Tools for Matroska, including
- MPlayer: Media utilities and player.
- Homebrew: Package manager for OS X to install MPlayer, MediaInfo and MKVToolNix.
- MakeMKV: Convert/rip video that you own into the portable and open Matroska format.
- OpenELEC (Open Embedded Linux Entertainment Center)
- X264 Settings
- Scene Rules: warez
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