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mkvcreate --- Creates Matroska files from DVDs.  


mkvcreate [options] [titles]  


This manual page documents briefly the mkvcreate command.

  mkvcreate rips the given titles from a DVD and encodes them in XViD format. They are stored in a Matroska container with all the available audio streams copied verbatim (in AC3 format) and all the available subtitle streams copied verbatim (in VobSub format). The resulting file can be played with any of the audio or subtitle languages from a single file.
  One file per title is created. Titles may be given on the commandline or if none are given then all titles will be copied from the DVD.


These programs follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`-'). A summary of options is included below.

-h --help
Print syntax and options.
-d --dvd-device
Specify the DVD Device (default=/dev/dvd).
-o --output
Specify the destination directory for the mkv files (default=$CWD).
-t --title
Give the title (name) of the DVD (default=read from DVD).
-b --bitrate
Give the XViD video bitrate in kbps (default=800)
-x --xvidopts
Use extra XViD options. This should be a colon-separated list. See mplayer(1) for more details.
Encode audio in Ogg Vorbis format.
Specify the Ogg quality setting (default=5). This is a number between 1 and 10, where 10 is highest.
Specify the languages for which to rip audio tracks.
Specify the languages for which to rip sub tracks.
-v --verbose
Be verbose about all operations.
-s --silent
Suppress mkvcreate status messages.
-c --cleanup
Remove intermediate files after creation.
Print version.


This manual page was written by Matthew Johnson <>. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 2 as published by the Free Software Foundation.

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