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Sep 02, 2019 AviDemux is a video editor and converter/encoder that supports various formats, including AVI/DivX/MPG. It also allows you to encode to VCD/SVCD/DVD, has subtitle support and is open source. Nightly automated builds available on avidemux.org. Sourceforge mirror. The binaries available here are freely redistributable (cover mount CD/DVD, download site.) BUT they must be redistributed as they are. In particular, it means you cannot alter/replace the installer to bundle avidemux with other programs (for example: browser. Aug 17, 2015 DVD ripping with AviDemux 2.6.6 This ripping guide was written for AviDemux 2.6.6 which can be downloaded from sites like filehippo or sourceforge. AviDemux can encode several video formats, handle multiple audio tracks, and can add a single burned subtitle track. I’ve settled on using this after trying many other.

Avidemux: ExtractingDVDSubtitles

Software name : Avidemux
Software version : 2.4

If you want to extract subtitle files from a DVD you should understand a little how they work. Subtitles in DVDs are contained in VOBfiles along with the main video and audio streams. We can call them all streams here to account for the difference between a self contained file and a stream. Several streams can be included in a file.

The subtitles you see on a DVD are streams of images files which appear one after the other. Each stream displays a different language. When we extract these streams of subtitles the most handy format we can save them as is actually a text file which has the timecode of when the text appears. If the subtitle file you have is in text rather than image format it makes it easier to edit it and translate it. You can easily send that file via the internet or put it on a website for others to download.

In order to create a text-basedsubtitlefile we first need to extract the images files from the DVD to two files:

  1. an *.idx file which has the time code of the image subtitles (this is called a VobSub file)
  2. and a *.sub file and contains the image information.

We can then convert those files into a single text based subtitle file. There are many different formats but Avidemux uses a very compatible one with the '.srt' extention.

note : Screenshots in the following explanation are a combination of Ubuntu (Linux) and Windows operating systems. Avidemux works well in both and the interface looks the same except for a few color differences.

Extracting to an idx / VobSub file

From the Tools menu select 'VOB' and then 'VobSub'

Then you should see the following screen asking you to Browse for three things.

  1. VOB file(s)
  2. IFO file
  3. VobSub file

Finding the VOB Files

When you click on the first Browse button in the above image we are asked to browse for the VOB files :

However sometimes it's not that clear where they are. The files we want are in a folder on the DVD (if you are doing this for files on a DVD) called VIDEO_TS folder.

Normally for a short film there is only one VOB file with video data in it. For longer films there is normally more than one, because there is a maximum file size for the VOB files.

Let's have a look at a complicated DVD structure. There are some small entries in the structure which are system files and files for the menu - we should ignore these. The files with the video, audio and subtitle files we need are the big ones. They start with names like VTS_02_1.VOB,VTS_02_2.VOB, VTS_02_3.VOB, VTS_02_4.VOB. If you click 'Browse' next to 'VOB Files' then you should browse to the appropriate directory ('VIDEO_TS') and you should see something like this :

For this task we need to select the first big VOB which in this case is VTS_02_1.VOB. The ones following it will be selected automatically. When you have selected the right one click on 'open' :

Locating the IFO file

If you click on the second button :

you will be asked to look for the IFO file. The IFO file has information on what language the different subtitle streams are, so we need to browse to find this file. If there is more that one IFO file in the DVD we need find the one that has the same beginning as the large VOB files. In this case it is VTS_02_0.IFO

When you have found it click on 'open' :

Select where to save the VobSub files

The third button :

will ask you to browse for a place to save the VobSub file. When you have found the right directory write the name of it in the box next to 'Name:' and make sure it ends with '.idx'. The below is an example (you can use any name, 'subs' is just my example) :

When you have done this, and if the other three boxes are complete, then press 'Save' :

Saving your files

When you have found or selected all the files. Then click 'OK' to shut the small window with the small buttons :

and you'll get a window telling you how long the process will take.

When this process is complete you will have created a new .idx file and and new .sub file. These will be saved in the directory you choose for saving the .idx file. In my case I saved them to the desktop :

Making the '.srt' File

Now we want to merge the idx file and the .sub file into a '.srt' file. Click on the top menu 'Tools' and then 'OCR (VobSub -> Srt)':

You should see a window titled 'MiniOCR'.

Click on the 'Open' button under 'VobSub'. You will then see a window called 'VobSub Settings'.

Click on 'Select .idx' and browse for and select the idx file you created in the 'Extracting to an idx / VobSub file' section.

Click on 'Open' when you have selected the idx file. You should return to the 'VobSub Settings' window :

If the DVD you are using has more than one language it should be displayed in the 'Select Language' drop down box. Select the language you want to create a subtitle file for.

When you have the right language selected click 'OK', and you should return to the 'MiniOCR' window. Now you need to select a place on your computer to save the target *.srt file to. Click on the 'Save' button in the 'Output srt' section :

You will see a window asking you to choose a folder to save the srt file in.


Browse until you find the right place. When you have, give the file a name by typing in a name in the box at the top

make sure the name ends in '.srt' and then click 'Save'

Now you have set your input and output files you can start the process of converting the images file in to a text file. This process is called OCR. Click 'Start OCR'.

You should see a window like this:

The OCR (Optical Character Recognition) process needs you to tell it what the characters (letters and numbers + symbols) in the subtitles are. It will display a character from the image subtitle and you have to then tell the application what the corresponding text character is. Avidemux will show you a phrase and one character for that phrase like this:

Now you must type the right character in the empty text field.

You do this because it is more accurate for you to specific exactly what the characters are than for the application to guess.

Where it says 'Current Glyph Text:' and shows an image of a character you need to enter that character using the keyboard in the box below and then click 'OK'. It does make a difference if it is a capital letter or a lower case letter. Also this process is very unforgiving at the moment. There is no undo option, so don't get it wrong!­

Sometimes 2 characters well be selected. You should enter those two characters and click enter. This may seem to be taking a long time but when you have entered all the characters and numbers the program should fly through the subtitles. You should be able to process a 90 minute film in 5 -10 minutes.

When you are finished the '.srt' file you saved will have the right ­timecode and subtitle information in it. You can open it with a text editor and it should look something like this:

Let's say you have a DVD camcorder, you've recorded some important events and now you want to convert them into AVI format. What are you going to do? The following guide will teach you how to achieve this task in a few minutes (except the conversion process, which is done automatically and takes between 30 minutes and 1 ? hours, depending on how fast your computer is and the video codec used). The following guide can also be applied to DVD-Video movies.

Needed tools

Before you start, copy the DVD-Video to your hard drive. Now, you need to install Avidemux (2.3.0 is the latest stable version), which is one of the fastest and best video editors/converters you will find these days (did I mention FREE?), and of course all the multimedia codecs. I guess you have Automatix2 installed; if not please take a look here. Open Automatix2, go to 'Codecs and Plugins' and check the following:

? AUD-DVD Codecs? MPlayer and FF plugin? Multimedia Codecs

then go to 'Media Players and Editors' and check AviDemux. Click the 'Start' button and let Automatix2 do its job, you will know when everything was installed and you can close it.

Open your DVD in Avidemux

Open Avidemux, go to 'File -> Open' and search for your DVD-Video folder that you've just copied to your hard drive.

You should know some things about the files in that folder (VIDEO_TS), because it's better for you to know what you are doing than just doing it like a robot. All the files that contain a DVD (MPEG-2) video have the .VOB (DVD Video Object) extension, and these are the files you are interested in. But NOT all of them, as the VIDEO_TS.VOB file always contains the DVD Menu, so the main video you want to convert can be found in the VTS_01_1.VOB, VTS_01_2.VOB files. The files with the .IFO extension contain all the information about the video files, information about chapters, subtitles, audio streams etc. The .BUP files are just backups of the .IFO files.

Open the VTS_01_1.VOB file in Avidemux. You will be asked if you want to index it; click 'Yes'. Then Avidemux will detect the other VOB files from the same set and it will ask if you want to append them, so click 'Yes' if you want to convert the whole movie, or click 'No' if you want to convert just this one file. Avidemux will start to index your files, it will take about one minute, and when it's done you'll see the video in the main window.

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Configure the video codec

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In the left side of the Avidemux's main window, you will notice the 'Video', 'Audio' and 'Format' sections. Let's start with the 'Video' section, click the 'Copy' button (drop-down list) and select a codec. I suggest the following codecs:

? x264 - for a faster encoding, smaller file size and best picture quality. But you can't see the resulted video on a home DVD player, only on your PC.? Xvid4 - for compatibility with any standalone DVD player, but it will take about 2-3 times longer to convert the video.

I've chosen the x264 video codec for this guide. Click the 'Configure' button after you've selected the codec and configure the codec like in the pictures below.

In other words, click the 'Motion & Misc' tab and select the '7B - Ultra High (RDO on Bframes)' option under the 'Partiton decision' section and the 'Exhaustive search' under the 'Method' section. Then, if you want to reduce the noise of the video, you can increase to 1 or 2 the 'Noise Reduction' option found on the right-bottom part of the window, in the same tab. Click OK when you're done.

Configure the audio codec

To configure the audio codec, click the 'Copy' button (drop-down list) and select the desired audio codec, from the 'Audio' section. Hold on, don't select just any codec yet, because here I strongly suggest you to select the 'FFm AC3' codec. Why? Because I?ve tried 'Lame' (MP3) and the sound is of very low quality in the final result. But, if you don't care about the sound and you just want a smaller AVI file, you can select the 'Lame' codec.

However, if you do care about the sound and you want to have the best possible sound on your video, remember that your original sound is AC3 and you should keep it that way. Click the 'Configure' button after you've selected the 'FFm AC3' codec and select a desired bitrate from the drop-down list. Please select the same (or better) bitrate as your original audio. My camcorder records audio at 256 kbits, but because this one is not in the bitrate list, I've chosen the 384 kbits one.

Video/Audio Filters

Video filters

If your videos are recorded in the 16:9 format, the you should consider applying a resize filter. Click the 'Filters' button (in the 'Video' section) and select the 'Resize - Picture resizer ported from Avisynth' option and hit the + button (at the bottom of the list). A window will appear, please enter the Width 616 and Height 352 and click the OK button (NOT Apply). You will see the filter in the empty side of the window and you can click the 'Preview' button to see how the final video will look like.

Please take a look at the video filters, if you want to create artistic videos or you just want to modify the video in any possible way. Avidemux has a lot of filters and does a wonderful job.

Audio filters

The AC3 codec has also some filter options, so please click the 'Filters' button (in the 'Audio' section) and if you know what you're doing, change the settings to suit your needs. I've selected the 'Dolby Prologic 2' option from the 'Mixer' section (bottom) for my audio track, but you can do other stuff, like resample the sound, convert the FPS or change the Gain.



The 'Format' section should remain on AVI (default). To start the video conversion please click the 'Save' button (File -> Save -> Save video..), select a folder where you want to save the file, type a name for the final AVI file (type also the .avi extension after the desired filename) and hit the 'Save' button. A new window will appear to show you some options and the current progress of the conversion.

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When the conversion is finished, you will be notified that the conversion process was successful.