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Decent DVD-Ripping Solution For Linux?

timothy posted more than 5 years ago | from the digital-camera-one-frame-at-a-time dept.

Movies 501

supersloshy writes "I'm a user of Ubuntu Linux and I have been for a little while now. Recently I've been trying to copy DVDs onto a portable media player, but everything I've tried isn't working right. dvd::rip always gets the language mixed up (for example, when ripping 'Howl's Moving Castle,' one of the files it ripped to was in Japanese instead of English), Acidrip just plain isn't working for me (not recognizing a disc with spaces in its name, refusing to encode, etc.), Thoggen is having trouble with chapters (chapter 1 repeated twice for me once), and OGMRip has the audio out of sync. What I'm looking for is a reliable program to copy the movie into a single file with none of the audio or video glitches as mentioned above. Is there even such thing on Linux? If you can't think of a decent Linux-based solution, then a Windows one is fine as long as it works."

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DVDFab (4, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27527365)

Try running DVDFab under WINE.

Re:DVDFab (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27527427)

I recommend DVDshrink under WINE; very similar program, but I prefer that one myself.

Re:DVDFab (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27527479)

DVDshrink isn't supported anymore, though (I think the author got bought out by Macrovision and then the product was killed), while DVDFab still is.

That doesn't matter most of the time (a DVD is a DVD... usually), but DVDFab is still being updated to keep up with new copy protection schemes.

Re:DVDFab (3, Informative)

Hal_Porter (817932) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527801)

Back when I did this I used DVDDecrypter to strip out protection that DVDShrink couldn't handle.

Re:DVDFab (3, Insightful)

BrokenHalo (565198) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527565)

The submitter was asking for a Linux solution. I can't say I'm an obsessive purist, but if a piece of software needs to run on Wine, I'd rather just do without.

Re:DVDFab (5, Informative)

Belial6 (794905) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527707)

I say that the solution is a Linux solution since the Author supports the application running on Wine. If the Author supports it, then to me it is as much a Linux solution as any other app that uses external libraries.

Re:DVDFab (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27527839)

Why? I think the idea is that windows developers can build their software against a stable wine version and then you have software for linux as well. Google knows this and it seems to work well. There are many suitable solutions through wine, all functioning just fine.

Re:DVDFab (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27527957)

I use dvdshrink and dvd decrypter (both windows programmes) running under wine. I tried K9COPY, but I couldn't figure it out. No documentation, and it wasn't intuitive. DVDRIP didn't work for me either.

This has been the best, most reliable (and easy) thing I have found. Good Luck.


Re:DVDFab (1)

theillien (984847) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527767)

Try running DVDFab under WINE.

How is this offtopic?

Funny you should ask... (5, Informative)

darpo (5213) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527375)

Just this morning, Lifehacker posted about this very topic: []

Re:Funny you should ask... (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27527705)


The OP specifically stated that Acidrip does not work.

Use Handbrake (5, Informative)

SuperNothing307 (1399851) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527379)

You won't find one better than Handbrake, works great for me. Here's a howto I wrote on the topic: []

Re:Use Handbrake (3, Informative)

Reddragon220 (890851) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527457)

Just bumping Handbreak since it's my personal favorite. Here's a nice vid tutorial incase your lazy like the rest of us and don't feel like reading: Methodshop - Handbreak [] . It is the OS X version but not that far off from what you'd expect to see in Linux

Re:Use Handbrake (2, Informative)

bcat24 (914105) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527585)

Indeed. Handbrake and libdvdcss are all you need.

Re:Use Handbrake (3, Interesting)

mrsalty (104200) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527673)

I will second this. I used this to encode all of my Kid DVDs so that the original copies are never ruined. My movies too, but for reasons of convenience rather than worries about damage. Combine this with a Popcorn Hour(my choice), MythTV, etc and you have your entire movie library at your fingertips.

Re:Use Handbrake (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27527759)

Another vote for Handbrake. I Find it hard to believe that in 2009 Handbrake is not what one immediately thinks of when they want to rip DVDs for use on portable media devices.

Re:Use Handbrake (2, Informative)

Elfich47 (703900) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527771)

windows users need DVD43 in place of libdvdcss.

Re:Use Handbrake (5, Informative)

forgottenusername (1495209) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527849)


I'm really impressed with Handbrake. I actually use it to transcode a bunch of stuff so my ps3 will play it. They have a bunch of really handy presets for various device, such as ps3, iPod video, xbox 360 long with things like tv/animation etc.

They have a CLI mode which is useful for scripting.

HandBrake GUI on Linux is now a full fledged port, not just a hacky frontend to the CLI tool.

Job managment is great too, with a real time adjustable queue, ability to pause/resume etc.

One thing I haven't found out how to do is splice AVIs, I use avidemux for that. Which is another amazingly awesome program.

3 people who figure this AV crap out that I have 0 interest in. I just want the friggin' thing to do the thing, man.

This will help. (3, Funny)

FictionPimp (712802) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527381)

Re:This will help. (4, Insightful)

teh moges (875080) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527809)

I don't think the "Let me google that for you" joke applies when you add a different keyword in.

Re:This will help. (1)

masshuu (1260516) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527921) []


handbreak just appeared 23 times in a row, and the streak was broken by "amish porn"

Handbrake! (4, Informative)

imac.usr (58845) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527383)

Live it, learn it, love it. []

Re:Handbrake! (1)

spandex_panda (1168381) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527645)

+1 Handbrake. It is packages with a GUI for Ubuntu (Debian?) it is fast (multi threaded), you can line up several runs to go one after the other (baatch processing) and it 'just works'.
I used it the other day to rip 3 .iso's (of Charlie and Lola) down to my custom 1GB avi (using h264 and vbr mp3) and it ran and finished in what seemed like ~1 hr! This was on 2 pass, and they look fantastic!
I wonder if it only works so well because it was made for mac first?

Handbrake has a Linux GUI (3, Insightful)

Ian Alexander (997430) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527387) []

I use it on my Mac and it produces pretty decent encodes, even with the presets.

Handbrake (2, Informative)

broken_chaos (1188549) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527389)

I find Handbrake works excellently under OSX, and, seeing as it has a Linux/GUI version, it may be worth trying out. []

Re:Handbrake (1)

broken_chaos (1188549) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527409)

Geeze, in the time it took me to post that, there were four replies suggesting the same thing. I'm guessing you may have found your solution.

Re:Handbrake (1)

samkass (174571) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527489)

I clicked on this story to recommend Handbrake then realized 5 other people had already done so.

It's worth noting that with Handbrake 0.93 you'll want libdvdcss around so it can still do DVD decryption, as they removed that from the core codebase.

Handbrake (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27527391)

this is filler

It all depends on oen crucial thing. (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27527397)

Are you Italian? I would offer my superior technicological advice here gratis, were it not for the ever resent danger of Italian spies snooping on our conversation. Mister supersloshy would you please contact me privately, I can be found in the Internet and the Web Mondays thru Fridays.

Re:It all depends on oen crucial thing. (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27527555)

the italians are well known homosexuals. they love to suck that dick and take a fat cock up the ass. almost as bad as the french or the muslims.

of course, linux faggots can take on a whole gaggle of cocks up the ass and never have a problem with it. they're the super faggots who can get slammed in the ass by 50 other faggots and walk straight the next day. fucking faggot bitches.

Thoggen (0, Offtopic)

Peter_J_G (1503759) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527401)

Thoggen is good, it works just perfectly, just search in synaptic. And obviously you will need libdvdcss.

Re:Thoggen (2, Informative)

Ian Alexander (997430) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527423)

According to the summary Thoggen is having issues with the chapters on his discs.

Re:Thoggen (1)

Peter_J_G (1503759) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527483)

my apologies, I only read the first bit.

Re:Thoggen (1)

Urza9814 (883915) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527693)

Yea, I was all ready to suggest Thoggen before reading the summary. It's actually the only DVD ripper I've ever gotten to work on Linux. But then, maybe his problem is Ubuntu - that's the only distro I've every tried that I couldn't even get the installer to start up. Though to be fair, that was a few years ago.

Windows + AnyDVD (0, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27527407)

Have a look at AnyDVD for Windows with your ripper of choice.

Mencoder? (5, Informative)

DjangoShagnasty (453677) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527415)

Mencoder (mplayer package) works pretty well.

Following the docs gave me decent quality rips without too much hassle.

Just run windows (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27527421)

You can rip dvds with plenty of options. Play battlefield and other games whenever you want.

You can run Linux in vmware and quickly fullscreen it when you need to stay cool with your hippie friends.

Why bother? (5, Insightful)

wampus (1932) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527433)

BitTorrent. Its probably faster and definitely easier.

Re:Why bother? (5, Interesting)

Hurricane78 (562437) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527651)

Unfortunately, most encoders (the people, not the programs) out there seem to be idiots. Most of the time, you still get XviD with MP3, in a AVI container. No chapters, problems with the aspect ratio (because many encoders cut off some pixels on the border, for optimization reasons), and most of all, a totally shitty quality.

Nowadays, I expect my videos to be in this format:
- 700-1400 MB size
- Matroska container
- H.264 encoded video
- AC3 5.1 Dolby Digital or better audio
- no visible quality difference from the original DVD, even for experts
- includes chapters and other metadata.
If possible, there should also be
- Two audio streams. one in my language, one in the original language
- Subtitles for the original language included in the container.
- Cover and infos included in the metadata.

If the original medium exists in a HD format, I want that quality too (of course with a bigger file size).

No reason to own a home cinema, when you watch YouTube videos on it. ^^

Re:Why bother? (1)

gparent (1242548) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527793)

You need to look for better torrents, honestly. You can find really good quality 720p rips with 5.1 Dolby on piratebay, and that's a pretty low standard when it comes down to trackers. I personally do not pay attention to chapters, subtitles and all that stuff I don't use, so that might be harder to find, but if quality is what you're mainly looking for, it's definitely there.

Re:Why bother? (1)

Hurricane78 (562437) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527923)

I know. I use, which basically indexes priatebay, mininova and tons of other trackers. But it's very rare that I find a something good. Usually i try to find at least AC3 5.1 and x264. But then the resolution is a bit weak, or they are in AVI and I have to re-package, and so on. Rarely do I find something that I am completely happy with.
The hardest thing is, to get the own language audio (German here) in 5.1.

Luckily, mkvmerge and just pulling more than one version solved many problems for me. I just merge the best of them together. It's really quick too.

Why Matroska? (1)

kinema (630983) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527867)

What benefits does Matroska provide?

Re:Why Matroska? (2, Informative)

BetterSense (1398915) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527949)

Flexibility. Matroska is wildly popular in anime fansubbing because you can have an arbitrary number of audio tracks (english, japanese, Dolby surround, all the commentary tracks) and subtitles (including multiple versions with toggle-able onscreen translation of text). With the benefits that Matroska provides, it annoys me that people use anything else. You can literally put anything into a matroska container. It surprises me that people haven't found more ways to put malware in them.

Re:Why bother? (1)

evilviper (135110) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527905)

BitTorrent. Its probably faster and definitely easier.

If you know the slightest thing about video encoding, you can do VASTLY better than the hordes of drag-n-drop encoding kiddies keeping P2P networks supplied with new releases. Think: movies half the size, that look vastly better.

And encoding yourself is also very likely much faster, unless you insist on using the oldest machines, in combination with the newest video codecs. Frankly, H.264 provides minimal quality improvements, and simply isn't worth the order-of-magnitude performance hit on both encoding AND playback... but I digress.

Fairuse Wizard (1)

neorush (1103917) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527437)

Fairuse Wizard [] . I gave acidrip a serious try and always had issues. Mostly the stupid subtitles were always wrong. Fairuse wizard always works for me and gives you "click and rip" or you can manually edit any codec parameter. Oh yea, and it lets you rip in any codec on your windows box, Xvid, Divx, whatever. I never had a problem with it. I really like being able to queue several DVDs at once then going to bed which made my initial archiving much much faster. I currently run this under XP Pro vmware on Ubuntu 8.10.

k9copy + k3b, my friend (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27527445)

Through much trial and error I've found that k9copy is the most reliable and functional program for ripping DVDs. You can customize what you want or don't want and it puts everything into VOB that can easily be burned as a video dvd in k3b. Happy Burning! :)

Re:k9copy + k3b, my friend (4, Informative)

NoobixCube (1133473) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527763)

Seconded. k9copy is the best DVDShrink replacement there is, no contest. You can rip to video files, or to a whole compressed disc image, or a VIDEO_TS folder, and then just burn to a disc the way you'd burn anything.

Re:k9copy + k3b, my friend (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27527877)

K9Copy is GREAT! I have tryed so many different apps to copy DVD's and the only one that works right for me is K9Copy. I especially like the fact that I can copy a DVD to an ISO file and set the file size I want. Even after shrinking the DVD the quality is as close to perfect as you can get.

For Windows (1)

Da Cheez (1069822) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527447)

Try DVD Decrypter to rip disk images. Handy little program.

Re:For Windows (1)

acroyear (5882) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527551)

taking the CSS out of the files is one thing (which DVDDecrypter and DVDShrink do), but that's not necessarily solving the media file encoding problem because it still leaves us with a gigantic (4gig) iso file or collection of .nfo/.vob files.

even with a decrypted system, i've still got similar problems to the original poster: any attempt to rip has sound of out sync (or skipping with silence blocks), or chapters it simply won't rip at all.

i'm going to give automvk a try, myself and see if that's better than what i've got so far.

We're way off topic (1)

symbolset (646467) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527841)

But for Windows, Gordian Knot (or for beginners, AutoGK) might have what you need. Or so I heard.

stop being a jew (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27527455)

and buy something.
linux is for fags and malda is a cunt.

English (0, Offtopic)

hansamurai (907719) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527459)

for example, when ripping 'Howl's Moving Castle,' one of the files it ripped to was in Japanese instead of English

As much as I love Christian Bale, nothing wrong with the Japanese in this movie, of course, if you also didn't rip the subtitles, that might be an issue.

Handbrake (0, Redundant)

gers0667 (459800) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527461)

Without a doubt, Handbrake will do the job. I used it on an Ubuntu box in tandem with a Mac OS X box to rip my entire DVD collection. []

I only encountered one problem, with the third disc of the Monty Python Fly Circus set.

Image that sucker. (1, Informative) (1195047) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527465)

Plain vanilla dd [] is your friend. This is by far the simplest way of transferring DVDs around; I've used this method for years to archive discs to file servers.

Re:Image that sucker. (1)

Antique Geekmeister (740220) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527529)

k3b also has good _duplication_ capabilities. But what the original poster has neglected to mention is that he wants to strip off the encryption and region encoding so that he can play it anywhere or share with friends and leave off the troublesome bits. I've actually wanted to to do that when traveling, with my own DVD's so I could watch them with friends in another country, or when the 10 mninutes of enforced copyright notification and age-inappropriate previews would interfere with viewing of my purchased material.

That requires some dynamic editing of the original content, not merely a byte-for-byte duplication of the material, and a good DVD editing and ripping program can be very useful for that.

Re:Image that sucker. (1) (1195047) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527747)

Good reply. I was brain-dead when I posted the original reply, although upon further consideration a portable media player that can handle raw ISO images would be an awesome toy in my book :).

Re:Image that sucker. (1)

physicsphairy (720718) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527531)

dd unfortunately does not support error correction. (Have you examined all of those backups for sound and video glitches? :p)

And, anyway, it is usually the transcoding part that has issues, mostly because there are so many different transcoding options to choose from and test against. But I can't remember the last program I used that couldn't at least get a proper .iso copied to the drive.

Re:Image that sucker. (1)

sayfawa (1099071) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527623)

Bad modding for this to be offtopic. Parent's solution works fine for personal viewing. Just doesn't get rid of the encryption, or shrink it. For years I did the GUI version of this, which is just right-clicking the dvd icon in GNOME and selecting "copy disk". Sure, the poster may have wanted something more portable, but seriously, when you want to copy something, nothing beats bit-for-bit.

Re:Image that sucker. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27527649)

True that.

Of course, the questioner was talking about css protected movie dvds, but dd is pretty practical for everything else.


gzip is better, and it understands block devices, so you really don't need dd.

Rips as fast as your DVD drive.... (3, Informative)

rampant mac (561036) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527469)

MakeMKV. No loss in quality (think Ogg). Simple, easy and high quality. Hope you have a big hard drive.

dvd::rip (0, Offtopic)

gsn (989808) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527485) []

Never had a problem with it.

Re:dvd::rip (1)

ekimd (968058) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527513)

Another vote for dvd::rip. I've used it tons of times and *never* had a problem.

Re:dvd::rip (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27527711)

Never had a problem with it.

I wonder if the submitter has had problems though. Maybe he says so.

Favorite right now is k9copy (4, Informative)

physicsphairy (720718) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527491)

And to address some of the issues:

dvd::rip always gets the language mixed up (for example, when ripping 'Howl's Moving Castle,' one of the files it ripped to was in Japanese instead of English),

What makes you think it is dvd::rip that has the language mixed up? It is a Japanese movie and it is not surprising that the first audio track is Japanese. Fortunately you can select to rip a different audio track.

Acidrip just plain isn't working for me (not recognizing a disc with spaces in its name, refusing to encode, etc.)

I am betting you set it up wrong, since the disc name really shouldn't effect anything. It could be your ripper program should point at /dev/dvd (or equivalent), not "/mnt/Mounted File System"

These work for me... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27527497)

k9copy and mencoder works for me 95% of the time

Ripit4me (1)

dostert (761476) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527501)

Sorry to repeat some of the other things said, but I haven't found a good Linux solution either. I still use my windows box to do it. I use RipIt4Me, which in turn uses DVD Decrypter and DVD Shrink. Works on 99.9% of all DVDs. Only thing I had an issue with was Wall-E (chapters were all out of order for some reason!).

In general, I go to [] []

for any information about ripping, converting, or anything to do with audio/video help (as the name would imply).

Could be the disc itself... (1)

Bones3D_mac (324952) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527505)

I've been researching DVD ripping solutions for an upcoming project to finally end the horrors of constant disc swapping (Mac Classic relapse anyone?) lately, and one of the discussed issues that kept coming up was problems users had with ripping Disney published movies. Apparently they do something in the process of making the discs that introduces a ton of bad sectors into the finished disc as a form of copy prevention. Some rippers simply can't handle it.

Another possibility is that you are trying to perform a rip straight from the DVD itself. In my experience, ripping directly from the disc itself fails about 75% of the time, even on a desktop machine. If this is the case with you, your best bet is to first find an app that can extract the Video_TS content from the DVD to your hard drive, then use whatever ripping software you have on the extracted dvd content stored on your hard drive to a video file.

K9Copy (1)

sayfawa (1099071) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527507)

K9Copy. Once I found that, that's all I ever used. If it doesn't work, it's because it's one of those DVDs with intentional defects to stop rippers from ripping them. The idea is that a standalone, consumer dvd-player isn't sophisticated enough to fail on the defects, but a computer-based software player is. Or something like that. Unfortunately, Howl's Moving Castle was one of those, if I remember correctly. Had to reboot into Windows and use DVD Decrypter for that one.

Anyway, K9Copy. If DVDshrink on Windows can do it, so can K9Copy, in my experience. It's simple and easy. It can do mpegs or just shrunken dvds. It's so good that the fact that it's qt based didn't bother this Gnome user.

mencoder example (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27527509)

this will rip title $TITLE to $FILENAME using the H264 video codec with bitrate $BITRATE (800 will give you about 1 GB for a 2-3 hours movie in acceptable quality) and put the subtitle ID 0 subtitles into the move (remove "-sid 0" if you don't need that)

mencoder dvd://$TITLE -o $FILENAME -of lavf -ovc x264 -oac faac -x264encopts bitrate=$BITRATE:threads=auto -faacopts br=128 -sid 0 -spuaa 20 -quiet

If all else fails... (4, Interesting)

Flynsarmy (1071248) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527517)

If all else fails you could just WINE DVD Shrink. It works like a charm.

reacharound (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27527519)

don't you linux faggots love the reach around when you're getting slammed in the ass by some other faggot? that should be the name of the program. fucking homos need to get the aids and die!
linux is for dick smokers.

Acid Rip (4, Interesting)

StormReaver (59959) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527521)

Give AcidRip another try. I have yet to encounter a DVD it couldn't rip. More accurately, I have yet to encounter a DVD that mencoder, the encoding program behind most (all?) of the DVD rippers on Linux, couldn't rip. For some DVD's, it may appear as if AcidRip has malfunctioned, as the entire system can become unresponsive or very jerky for long periods of time, and the system log will fill with sector error messages.

If you check the size of the video file, however, you will notice that it is slowly growing. This is mencoder making its way through the access restrictions on the disk, but encountering a lot of resistance. It is succeeding, though. For these disks, I let AcidRip run overnight.

Re:Acid Rip (3, Informative)

evilviper (135110) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527717)

This is mencoder making its way through the access restrictions on the disk, but encountering a lot of resistance.

If you compiled MPlayer with Dvdnav support, you can specify the title number with dvdnav:// instead of dvd:// and you won't have to wait for your drive to time-out reading endless bad sectors.

And BTW, this almost exclusively occurs on DVDs produced by Sony companies.

DVDShrink + Acidrip (2, Insightful)

anjilslaire (968692) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527539)

Run the movie through DVDShrink via wine (works flawlessly) in Reauthor Mode, selecting the main movie + just the audio track you want (i grab the 5.0 audio for simplicity, then encode at No Compression, and rip to files on the hard drive. When you have the video_ts folder on your hard drive, run it through Acidrip at will. You can of course correct the folder name so there's no issues with acidrip loading the (now) unencrypted) files. I use this process to encode all my movies to xvid .avi format, so they can easily be streamed to my XBMC box via a samba share and viewed on the living room TV.

Command Line Solution (5, Interesting)

Mr_2_718281828459045 (1444505) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527577)

vobcopy -i /folder/to/copy/to -m [executed where the dvd is mounted]
mkisofs -dvd-video -udf -o desired_iso_name.iso /directory/to/put/iso

Re:Command Line Solution (2, Insightful)

BroncoInCalifornia (605476) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527951)

This will rip:

bronco@ubuntu:~$ dvdbackup -v -i /dev/scd0 -M -o Videos/

And this will burn what was ripped:

bronco@ubuntu:~$ growisofs -speed 1 -dvd-compat -Z /dev/scd0 -dvd-video Videos/[name of DVD]

DVD::RIP (1)

anonymousNR (1254032) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527597)

is one of the best on Linux.
gets your job done and has some neat features
that commercial software provide

Problems finding OSS Lossless DVD ISO ripper (2, Interesting)

zorac80 (1528939) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527609)

All of the Linux solutions I have seen encode to another format. Because of lack of alternatives for ripping encrypted DVDs, my solution for years has been Windows DVD Decrypter. I just need an equivalent of DD for encrypted disks but searching only comes up with programs that re-encode. I would love to not power-on my Windows laptop for this.

I prefer lossless iso rips for several reasons. Disk space is cheap these days so why not go with lossless. ISO files work in a greater variety of players and can be burned if need be. ISO is the only format that works with Apple DVD player on my Mac Mini.

Re:Problems finding OSS Lossless DVD ISO ripper (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27527667)

dvdbackup [] is your friend. If you really really really require it be packaged into a pretty ISO, then run "mkisofs -dvd-video" against the resulting directory.

Re:Problems finding OSS Lossless DVD ISO ripper (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27527799)

k3b rips to iso.

Re:Problems finding OSS Lossless DVD ISO ripper (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27527953)

I just do:

dd if=/dev/$DVD_DRIVE of=~/$TITLE.iso

and then watch in VLC (on whichever platform).

anydvd for windows (1)

TheGratefulNet (143330) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527639)

sorry, but they HAVE worked out all the issues and they ARE good guys. they deserve the small license fee for the commercial programs.

I use the anydvd program along with clonedvd. it just plain works and I have enough control to do what most people would need to do.

I use unix mostly for work but when there are no world class copiers for unix, you seek other platforms.

I don't get upset about what o/s my oscilloscope is written in. think of windows as a lower (support) layer to the anydvd app ;)

mplayer + avidemux (1)

skwang (174902) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527681)

I use mplayer [] for ripping the DVD and avidemux [] for the transcoding the video.

Specifically I use mplayer to dump the VOB files on the disk. Then I use avidemux, which in turn uses x264, ffmpeg, lamemp3, etc. to transcode the video to any format I want. This process is not a "one-click solution," but I find that going through the process for each DVD title manually gives fine-grain control over the final product.

Rip, shrink and convert with K9Copy, burn with K3B (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27527695)

K9Copy is the best solution for DVD ripping in Linux I have seen yet.

I used to use DVD Decrypter under Wine, and DVDShrink under Wine. That work good, but it can be tricky to set up.

K9Copy is the same idea as DVDShrink. One stop decrypt, convert, shrink and re-encode. Don't forget to install libdvdcss.

Once you have ripped, and converted, you use K3B to burn your discs. K3B is much like Nero, or at least what Nero was four years ago. I have found that all the things I need to do I can do in Linux these days, so I haven't run Windows at all for three years.

Mencoder (1)

chadruva (613658) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527701)

mencoder and one of its GUI frontends, it is all you need really, audio language selection, subtitles, lots of video/audio codecs, libdecss, etc, etc.

It is a swiss army knife.

slashdot is officially garbage now.... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27527777)

How does I copy the movies?

Copying DVD movies?
On my computer? Its easier than you think.

If you can see it, and hear it (synced), than you can grab a descent rip, and I'm not speaking of any analog hole crap.

Figure it out, it takes no time at all.

Are Ubuntu users the new clue-less Windows users? Its more li

dvdbackup or dvdbackupx (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27527781)

or dvdbackupx to backup some defective sony discs.

Solution - Handbrake? (1)

dimension6 (558538) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527791)

I remember ripping DVDs about 4 years ago in Linux, and it was a painless GUI affair (can't remember the exact software I used then, sorry). I'm using OS X now, and I usually use Handbrake, which is also available for linux. It, however, doesn't offer anything but hard-encoded subtitles, which is a big pain in a multilingual environment.

In your case, however, I'd probably recommend just going ahead and learning Japanese. That way, you'd never have to worry about which audio/subtitle track you rip; both would do just fine.

easy done (1)

godrik (1287354) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527807)

dd if=/dev/cdrom of=toto.iso
everything in one file. no video or audio glitches.

k9copy (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27527813)

Try k9copy, which is for KDE but works in GNOME.

Just mplayer. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27527817)

mplayer -dumpstream -dumpfile Movie.mpg dvd://

you will need to play with the settings to get the right subtitle and audio id to play, and optionally pass a number after "dvd://" to start with the right title.

you can then use mencoder to reduce it (2-pass mpeg4 encoding, keeping existing audio). just put your audio and other settings after each command and it should get sucked in correctly.

# mencoder -oac copy -ovc lavc -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg4:vbitrate=1200:mbd=2:v4mv:qpel:trell=yes:autoaspect=1:vpass=1:turbo -vf expand=0:0:0:0:1 -passlogfile passfile.log -o /dev/null Movie.mpg
# mencoder -oac copy -ovc lavc -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg4:vbitrate=1200:mbd=2:v4mv:qpel:trell=yes:autoaspect=1:vpass=2 -vf expand=0:0:0:0:1 -passlogfile passfile.log -o Movie.avi Movie.mpg

fucking hilarious (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27527821)

it's real great that half the responses are about using wine or some shit. linux fails it like the faggot fails it. fucking homos should just run windows and be done with it but instead they have some itch in their crotch that forces them to run linsux and run all their apps through wine. fucking morons. linux is like a kick to the nuts! just run windows. leave fag source behind.

dd (1)

mben (881746) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527827)

dd if=/dev/dvd of=dvd_image.iso
No loss of quality, fast, simple.. Playback with mplayer -dvd-device dvd_image.iso dvd://1

OGMRip (1)

MiKM (752717) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527829)

OGMRip [] has been my favorite for a while. The only downside, as of now, is that you have to manually tell it if the video source is progressive/telecined/etc (the author is working on that feature). However, I might have to try handbrake again. When I last tried it, there was no good Linux GUI.

Similar Issue (1)

Praeluceo (528253) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527857)

I was actually researching a very similar problem earlier today. I have a bunch of copies of DVDs that I own, and made in Linux using a combination of xine & dd, xine to grab the css keys, and dd to copy /dev/hdd. I lost one of my original DVDs and wanted to burn the DVD image to a new DVD-R DL so I can play it on a regular DVD player. Of course I realized too late that the CSS keys weren't copied with the rest of the title, and after many discussions and searches have found that what I'm now looking for is a CLI tool for removing region encoding, CSS, and disabled user options. I haven't found anything yet but I'm looking into the options DVD::RIP provide. Does anyone else have any software we can look at for removing these hindrances from our DVD images while leaving the actual content unmolested and suitable for burning as an iso back onto a DVD disc?

lxdvdrip (1)

__1200333 (1200333) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527859)

I've had pretty good luck with lxdvdrip [] , a command-line based dvd ripper/shrinker.

AnyDVD + DVD Decrypter/ Windows solution (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27527899)

I was confronted with the same problem for my Mythbox/Home Theater System. After inconsistent rips from many open source alternatives I eventually ended up using Slysoft's AnyDVD in combination with DVD Decrytper. This combination allows for a very consistent RIP to ISO image that also plays quite nicely via VLC. The ISO is also convenient for burning back to DL DVD with very little quality loss.

Use avidemux (1)

Sam36 (1065410) | more than 5 years ago | (#27527939)

First rip content from dvd: "mplayer dvd://0 -dumpstream -dumpfile rippeddvd.vob" (this takes dvd track 0 and copies it to the .vob file)

then open that file with avidemux and edit and encode.

Learning how to use avidemux is another story...Check their wiki. I usually works good for making stuff encoded into xvid which most potable players don't support...
The other alternative would be to take the vob file and learn how to use ffmpeg through the command line. ffmpeg can encode anything to anything legal or not.


Also please mod me up, I was labeled as a badboy for talking about Jesus in another thread...

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