procatcher.sh

March 29, 2008

I a while back I wrote a short tutorial on how to get stuff from a DVB PVR onto DVD-s using a Mac (many thanks to all who wrote in and left comments!).

I’ve since been able to refine the method and get it down to just a few simple steps:

  • Decode and edit the AVR files using ProjectX as explained
  • Run procatcher.sh on the ProjectX output folder, giving the name of the DVD volume that you’d like as the second argument (better keep it within 8 characters and without spaces).

The script handles AV muxing, subtitles and dvd authoring. The result is a UDF ISO image that you can burn with DU, or simply with:

drutil burn MYMOVIE.iso

For this to work you’ll need to have all the external tools mentioned in the previous article installed, as well as mkisofs (part of dvdrtools) + the compiled C version of pxsup2dast which you can get here (Intel-only).