it will automatically compress DVD video streams, allowing you to copy DVD9 discs to the DVD5 format.
The application is capable of copying DVDs with or without menus.
Note that the file extension must be .mp4 and not the default if you are going to play this on your PSP so uncheck the “automatically select filename extension” box. Note that the preview pane on the right will only show periodic snapshots of the video in progress – and you won’t get any audio. Enjoy – and thank the developers of such excellent software as k9copy, mencoder, ffmpeg and all other free software that you do not need to be bound to proprietary offerings alone.K9copy is a free, cross-platform and open source software project that allows you to effortlessly make copies of your DVD-Video discs.You will be presented with the options to edit/amend the Devices (optical drives) on your system, some DVD backup options (such as where to store files, whether to use k3b for burning etc. The options we care about here are “mencoder” and “MPEG4”.Part 1 – adding the PSP Video Codec Click on the mencoder option in the left hand task bar and you will be presented with a screen with tabbed entries for “video codecs” and “audio codecs”.For clarity, the entries I have made for the video and audio codecs are: video: “-ovc lavc -lavcopts threads=2:vglobal=1:vcodec=mpeg4: mbd=2:trell:vbitrate=$VIDBR -vf scale=$WIDTH:$HEIGHT, harddup -of lavf -lavfopts format= psp:i_certify_that_my_video_stream_does_not_use_b_frames” and audio: “-oac lavc -lavcopts threads=2:aglobal=1:acodec=aac -af lavcresample=24000” Now select the MPEG-4 option in the left task bar and you will be presented with a screen that allows you to set some defaults which will be applied each time you select MPEG4 encoding in future.
These options include width:height of video, video and audio bitrates and whether to use one or two pass encoding for example.
Another interesting feature is the ability to allow user to choose the order in which the video sequences are played when copying a DVD-Video disc without menus.
In addition, it allows you to create ISO images, preview titles, preserve the original menus or to select which audio and subtitle tracks to be copied.
Note that if you cannot see the MPEG4 options pane on the bottom left, you will need to click the “mpeg4 encoding options” button at the bottom of the screen.
Check that the encoding options are the ones you want to use – i.e.
In case you want to copy a DVD-Video disc without menu, it will automatically use the dvdauthor program to create a new DVD structure.