The first thing you need to do is get the current version of Wine from WineHQ installed on your machine. Here is a link to a guide on how to do this.
Then you need to download DVDFab Decrypter. Here is a link to download DVDFab Decrypter.
To install DVDFab Decrypter, place the downloaded file in your home directory. Then open the Terminal and enter:
If you download a different version of DVDFab Decrypter, just use that name instead of what I have listed above.Code:wine DVDFabDecrypter29.exe
After DVDFab Decrypter has been installed, do not have it run at the end of the install process. We need to install a dll and configure Wine first.
The dll you will need is mfc42.dll. This has to come from an install of Windows XP. To save you some time here is a link to download this file. Place the zip file in your home directory. Then Unzip and place it in .wine/drive_c/windows/system/.
To configure Wine, what you will need to do is open winecfg and make it use your freshly installed dll. Click the Libraries tab, enter mfc42.dll in the New Override area, and click add. Then press Apply.Code:unzip dll.zip -d ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system/
Now lets set up our DVD drive so it comes right up in DVDFab Decrypter. To do this we need to choose the Drives section in winecfg and choose Advanced. Click the letter of the drive that is your DVD drive. Then set it's type to CD-ROM. Then click Apply and OK. Now lets create an icon in the Applications menu to run DVDFab Decrypter.
To create an icon in your Applications menu type in the following command and then cut and past the Desktop Entry info into this new text file and save it.
[Desktop Entry]Code:sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/dvdfabdecrypter.desktop
Exec=wine .wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/DVDFab\ Decrypter/DVDFabDecrypter.exe
Now you should be up and running. Just select the icon in your Sound and Video section of Applications and start backing up your DVD's.
To shrink your DVD's you will want to look as this guide on how to install DVDShrink in Wine. Make sure you don't use their copy of mfc42.dll. It does not work with DVDFab Decrypter.
***After further testing it looks like this is not the complete solution to geting DVDFab working. It runs, but it does not convert disks correctly. If anyone has more to add please do!***