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    Question Ripping TV show dvd's easily?

    I'm not interested in your view of the legalities involved - I own the dvds I wish to rip which is legal where I live, if you wish to debate the legalities please make a separate thread.


    I'm looking for a way to easily rip dvd's containing multiple features / episodes - preferable as easy as poping in the dvd pushing a button and coming back a later to repeat the process.

    The reason that I want it that simple is not just that I'm lazy but that it's alot of episodes and having to manually go through them would take even longer ( there are usually 2-4 episodes per disc )

    Looking forward to your answer

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    Re: Ripping TV show dvd's easily?

    There are a number of programs that can rip from DVDs.

    Try typing 'dvd rip' without the quotes into the search box in ubuntu software centre.

    btw, you have a legal right to make a 'backup' of your DVDs
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    Re: Ripping TV show dvd's easily?

    Thoggen is the best

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    Re: Ripping TV show dvd's easily?

    Quote Originally Posted by dv3500ea View Post
    There are a number of programs that can rip from DVDs.

    Try typing 'dvd rip' without the quotes into the search box in ubuntu software centre.

    btw, you have a legal right to make a 'backup' of your DVDs
    Yes I'm aware that there are multiple programs that can rip features from DvDs ( my favorite so far is dvd::rip ), what I'm looking for is a program that will let me rip multiple features on the same disc in one go.

    ie say I have a dvd "TVSHOW" on this there are 16 chapters - 4 of theese are episodes, I want to be able to tell the program to rip those 4 to what I name them ( and their subtitles ) - and then come back once it's done.

    With 'dvd::rip queue' I can sort of do it by creating 4 projects per disc but it is rather cumbersome and each result will be named '<projectname>/avi/<chapter>/<chapter>.<ext>'

    Which means a lot of renaming, I was rather hoping for a neat package for it - but it seems it doesn't exist.

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    Re: Ripping TV show dvd's easily?

    Quote Originally Posted by __guppy View Post
    I was rather hoping for a neat package for it - but it seems it doesn't exist.
    I'm started out to do the same thing (storage space to waste and annoyed of dvd-drive noise) - did you find a suitable solution?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Ripping TV show dvd's easily?

    You could just select each title from the drop down box in Handbrake, and create a new name for the file (i.e. Desperate Houswives S01E01) Then "add to queue". The click run once you've got them all selected! I'm doing this right now.

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    Re: Ripping TV show dvd's easily?

    This is also something I regularly want to do, for instance making sure all the shows I've got on dvd can also be watched easily from XBMC.

    I haven't found a good solution yet, so I wrote a simple script based on handbrake cli. Not that special, but does the job.

    Code:
    #!/bin/bash
    # extractdvd.sh
    # input must be:
    #    - <devicename> (which can be anything lsdvd takes)
    #    - <outputfolder> where do you want the ripped series
    #    - <outputname> the base name of the output
    
    INPUT_DVD=$1
    OUTPUT_FOLDER=$2
    OUTPUT_NAME=$3
    
    LSDVDOUTPUT=$(lsdvd "$1")
    
    # if available get the title and get the number of titles
    TITLE=$(echo "$LSDVDOUTPUT" | grep -i Disc | sed 's/Disc Title: //g')
    NOMTITLES=$(echo "$LSDVDOUTPUT" | grep -i Length | wc -l)
    echo $NOMTITLES
    
    # iterate over each title
    for (( c=1; c <= $NOMTITLES+1; c++ )) do
            PREFIX=''
            if [ $c -lt  10 ]; then PREFIX="0" ; fi
            OUTPUT_NAME_TITLE=$OUTPUT_FOLDER"/"$OUTPUT_NAME"-"$PREFIX$c".m4v"
            HandBrakeCLI -i $INPUT_DVD -o $OUTPUT_NAME_TITLE -t $c
    done

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    Re: Ripping TV show dvd's easily?

    I've modified your script a bit to add a starting point to the episode name and I've taken the liberty to modify the output name.


    Now you can do something like :

    Code:
    sudo ./ripdvd.sh /media/dvd/ /target/ soa_s03_e 7
    this will starts counting at 8 (7+1) so you can rip seasons on multiple DVDs.

    My output format only adds the 01, 02 to the title to be more compatible with XMBC's scrappers.
    Code is here :

    Thanks for the script

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    Re: Ripping TV show dvd's easily?

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