I did a lot while I was using windows with DivX and several other tools.
Originally Posted by zoomy942
In ubuntu I haven't done many yet but I did one the other day with dvd::rip and Avidemux to re-encode to AVI, I'm also plying with re-encoding by command line from section 2 of this guide:
And there's other tools like k3b can RIP a dvd (saw that option earlier while doing another project).
Many people use and recommend handbrake for ripping dvd's but it's not in the repositories and I haven't used it yet.
Here's the home page for it http://handbrake.fr/
If you want it you can add it from it's PPA like this:
Installing handbrake in 9.10
Open a terminal
Applications > Accessories > Terminal
and run these one at a time
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:handbrake-ubuntu/ppa
sudo apt-get update
There's also avidemux
sudo apt-get install handbrake-gtk
Info from Synaptic Package Manager
You can install it either by searching for it in
Avidemux is a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and
encoding tasks. It supports many file types, including AVI, DVD compatible
MPEG files, MP4 and ASF, using a variety of codecs. Tasks can be automated
using projects, job queue and powerful scripting capabilities.
System > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager
or by using
sudo apt-get install avidemux