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    Question [SOLVED]What are the best dvd ripping tools for series and films?

    I've a lot of dvd's and series. I wan't to Rip the films to avi files (xvid) and series to mp4 (h264).

    I tried DVDFab for films and Handbrake for series both on windows.
    I saw that Handbrake is for ubuntu too, but DVDFab not.

    What are the best programas for lubuntu/ubuntu to rip dvd films and series?
    Last edited by The_Reaper; February 14th, 2013 at 04:38 PM.

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    Re: What are the best dvd ripping tools for series and films?

    Handbrake, of course.

    ogmrip (http://ogmrip.sourceforge.net) seems to be a decent alternate. You could examine what this does and go directly to command line and tweak for utmost control but the GUI approach simplifies things greatly and does an adequate job.

    gddrescue, the GNU data recovery tool, is also useful if you have DVD's that are a bit difficult to read. This is run from the command line as, for example 'ddrescue /dev/sr0 -r 3 -b 2048 dvd.iso dvd.ddrlog' - then you can feed the iso to ogmrip or mount the iso (right click on icon to choose the proper open option) to feed to handbrake.

    do make sure you've loaded ubuntu restricted extras to install the necessary codecs and run /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh to enable DVD decrypting (of course, do be knowledgable about laws in your particular area regarding copying and decrypting)

    handbrake has a ppa and the other two are in the repositories
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    Re: What are the best dvd ripping tools for series and films?

    Quote Originally Posted by bryanl View Post
    Handbrake, of course.

    ogmrip (http://ogmrip.sourceforge.net) seems to be a decent alternate. You could examine what this does and go directly to command line and tweak for utmost control but the GUI approach simplifies things greatly and does an adequate job.

    gddrescue, the GNU data recovery tool, is also useful if you have DVD's that are a bit difficult to read. This is run from the command line as, for example 'ddrescue /dev/sr0 -r 3 -b 2048 dvd.iso dvd.ddrlog' - then you can feed the iso to ogmrip or mount the iso (right click on icon to choose the proper open option) to feed to handbrake.

    do make sure you've loaded ubuntu restricted extras to install the necessary codecs and run /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh to enable DVD decrypting (of course, do be knowledgable about laws in your particular area regarding copying and decrypting)

    handbrake has a ppa and the other two are in the repositories
    Thanks for your help.

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    Re: What are the best dvd ripping tools for series and films?

    Make sure that you use the version of HandBrake from this PPA, since the version in the 12.10 repositories is crippled.

    I wan't to Rip the films to avi files (xvid)
    Why? H.264 in an MP4 will give you better quality at a given bit rate (or a smaller bit rate for a given quality) every time.

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    Re: What are the best dvd ripping tools for series and films?

    FWIW here is the script I use to backup my purchased DVDs.
    I put a dvd in my drive, use a keystroke launcher to run 'dvd2iso', and the resulting iso is placed in my home folder.
    For some DVD sets that have a common name I need to move/rename the .iso before I rip the next disk, or it will be overwritten.

    Code:
    #!/bin/bash
    # Create a damn backup of a dvd
    
    outdir=dvd$RANDOM
    outiso=iso$RANDOM
    vlc dvd:///dev/sr0 --play-and-exit &
    vlcpid=$!
    sleep 13 && kill $vlcpid
    ddrescue -n -b 2048 /dev/sr0 $outiso
    eject /dev/sr0
    dvdbackup -M -i $outiso -o $outdir
    rm -rfv $outiso
    first=$(find $outdir/ -maxdepth 1 -type d|tail -n 1)
    second=$(basename "$first")
    cd $outdir
    mkisofs --dvd-video -o ../"$second".iso "$second"
    cd ..
    rm -rfv $outdir
    If you have any questions, please. Don't ask.

    - Z

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    Re: What are the best dvd ripping tools for series and films?

    Quote Originally Posted by evilsoup View Post
    Make sure that you use the version of HandBrake from this PPA, since the version in the 12.10 repositories is crippled....
    I agree. You don't know its crippled until you install the ppa, or unless you've used it in the past.
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    Re: What are the best dvd ripping tools for series and films?

    If you are interested in the comandline you would only need a handful of tools to get the job done. For example vobcopy to rip the dvds to disk (assuming you own the dvds) and then FFmpeg will handle all of the rest...
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