dvd::rip is a full-featured DVD copy program written in Perl. It provides an easy to use, but feature-rich Gtk+ GUI to control almost all aspects of the ripping and transcoding process. It uses the widely known video processing swissknife transcode and many other Open Source tools. dvd::rip itself is licensed under GPL / Perl Artistic License.
Warning: As always, check the relevant copyright laws for your country regarding the backup of any copyright-protected DVDs and other media.
Install the dvdrip package from the Universe repository.
Installing Optional Features
If you want to rip subtitles, you will need to install the following package subtitleripper package.
This will get you .VOB/.IDX subtitles. If you want .SRT (text format) subtitles, you will need to install gocr.
In order to get video previews, you need the mplayer package. Please see MPlayer for more information on installing mplayer.
Rip Encrypted DVDs
In order to rip encrypted DVDs (most commercial DVDs are encrypted), you will need to the following packages:
libdvdread4 debhelper fakeroot
Perform the following commands:
sudo apt-get install libdvdread4 debhelper fakeroot find /usr/share/doc -name 'install-css.sh' -type f | xargs sudo sh
sudo apt-get install libavcodec-extra-52
- After ripping .VOB files from the DVD with dvd::rip, you can open them with ksubtitleripper. Choose File/New, then choose the files from the 'vob' folder in dvd::rip's project folder.
Quick Install Guide
Use these instructions to quickly install a fully featured dvd::rip:
Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty) & Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy)
sudo apt-get install dvdrip subtitleripper ksubtitleripper gocr mplayer libdvdread3 debhelper fakeroot sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread3/examples/install-css.sh # or if that last line didn't work sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread3/install-css.sh
Similar and related programs
*K9Copy is another full-featured (perhaps easier) solution for DVD ripping in Linux.