Author Topic: How to convert DVD's VIDEO_TS to ONE mkv on a Mac?  (Read 14395 times)

August 07, 2009, 02:18:10 AM
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matthiaslink77

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Hi,

as I have learned by now, the WD TV won't play VOBs from a VIDEO_TS-Folder without issues.

So I tried makemkv on my Mac on that VIDEO_TS folder, but got several mkv-Files instead of one single.

How do I convert a DVD's VIDEO_TS folder to one single mkv-File on a Mac? Is there a simple solution to this problem?

Thanks a lot and best regards,
Matt.

August 07, 2009, 03:36:34 AM
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dnelms

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Not sure about a MAC, but I just finished doing about a 100 DVD's I had ripped to TS-Video folders on a hard drive. It always made just one file. Key is that when it reads the IFO file, I chose the once that was the biggest. The other titles I unchecked. If after it checks the IFO file, you have 4 titles, it'll make 4 files. I just made sure I had the one that contained the movie. Doing multi discs and TV episodes is a whole different ball game.

August 19, 2009, 12:19:37 PM
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jamerican

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matthiaslink77 - I use both MakeMKV and Handbrake to create MKV files from VideoTS files. Are you talking about TV Series discs? Both programs will always select the individual episodes. One way around this (if you really want one MKV file) is to use DVD2OneX to join all the episodes and create one VideoTS folder and then process that folder with either program. I have done this before and they work fine as one continuous movie.
Some TV discs also have as the first episode a combined VideoTS folder of all the episodes, and then different folders for each episode.
Hope this helps. :)

April 05, 2011, 11:36:18 PM
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niceemily

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Hi,

as I have learned by now, the WD TV won't play VOBs from a VIDEO_TS-Folder without issues.

So I tried makemkv on my Mac on that VIDEO_TS folder, but got several mkv-Files instead of one single.

How do I convert a DVD's VIDEO_TS folder to one single mkv-File on a Mac? Is there a simple solution to this problem?

Thanks a lot and best regards,
Matt.

have you tried bigasoft dvd ripper?

it can easily rip dvd to any video format like mkv, avi, mp4, wmv, mov and more
you can merge several video clips into one by checking the "Merge into one file" box

the following is a step by stpe guide on how to do that:
Step 1 Run Bigasoft DVD Ripper for Mac
FREE Download Bigasoft DVD Ripper for Mac at http://www.bigasoft.com/downloads/b-dvd-ripper-mac.dmg, install and run it. Then, the following main interface will pop up.


Step 2 Load DVD's Video-TS file to this software
Click "Open DVD" button to choose "Open DVD" or "Open DVD Folder" to load DVD's Video-TS file. Or simply drag and drop this file to Bigasoft DVD Ripper for Mac.

Step 3 Set output profile as MKV
Click the down list button on the right side of the "Profile" button to set the output format as MKV

Step 4 Merge several clips into one file
Check "Merge into one file" box in order to merger several clips into one file

Step 5 Finish Converting

Click the "Start" button to finish converting DVD to MKV

Learn more about bigasoft dvd ripper at http://www.bigasoft.com/dvd-ripper-mac.html


April 06, 2011, 03:22:34 PM
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twisty

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G'day Matt,

http://handbrake.fr/ 

and it's free and well supported.
42" Sony & 32" Teac. Gigabit Network + NetComm NP210 Ethernet over power.  4TB WD ShareSpace NAS.  WDLXTV 0.5.8.1.  MSheet 2.1.1.
Noob WDTV Video Conversion Basics Tutorial http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=3314.0

September 28, 2014, 01:02:22 AM
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mankeedly

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Many applications are unfamiliar with how to decode it, since it has a very different multiplexing format than the more conventional MPEG container known as Program Stream, which is used on DVDs, and what is produced by many encoder cards.

You may prefer to this step by step tutorial on how to decode TS to MP4, AVI, MOV, WMV, MP3, etc at: http://www.faasoft.com/articles/ts-converter-on-mac-and-windows.html

Hope it will help you more or less.

April 08, 2015, 06:35:11 PM
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Nepheler

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I have the same problem so googled and found this article for mac platform:
http://multimedia-hive.com/2014/06/23/video_ts-to-mkv/
Have anyone tried this free sw? Another question: when you get the Video_TS folder, is it protected? What if I have a commercial DVD, how can I extract out a unprotected Video_TS?
« Last Edit: April 09, 2015, 12:57:53 AM by Nepheler »