The movie-rip-epg.data program is a convenience program that can gather
information about a movie from VDR's epg.data file.
The program gathers its information from the epg.data file that is
produced by VDR when it records a program for you, hence the name of the
The program reads its information from standard input, so you should
redirect the program's input from the epg.data file that VDR
produced when it recorded your movie.
The program writes its gathered information to standard output, so you should
redirect the program's output into a file called
my_movie.info (where my_movie.mpg is the
file that was generated by VDR).
The following options are available:
Sets the title mode.
With this option, you can determine which part of the epg.data file will
become the title that is used in the DVD menu that will be created by
Possible values are:
title This will simply use the "T" line in the file.
short This will simply use the "S" line in the file.
squote This will use the quoted part of the "S" line.
auto This will try to autodetect what to use.
The title setting is the default if you don't specify -t.
Sets the language of the title headings that are produced in the .info file.
The default is English, which will use the headings Title, Short
description and Synopsis.
You may either specify english, french or dutch or specify
your language's words for title, short description and
synopis (or long description), separated by pipe signs (|).
For example: ... -l "Title|Short description|Synopsis" ... could be
used instead of english.
The command line format that I use most often is:
movie-rip-epg.data -t auto < epg.data > movie.info