View Full Version : [ubuntu] [SOLVED] Convert DVD to watch on computer?

December 12th, 2008, 01:39 AM
I was wondering how I can do this. I have been looking and I can't find any software for Linux or Vista to convert a DVD movie I own, to something like MPEG4 or AVI or something else. Any thoughts?

December 12th, 2008, 01:43 AM
acidrip, xdvdshrink, dvd::rip, ffmpeg (commandline), take your pick

December 12th, 2008, 01:57 AM
Awesome, thanks!

December 17th, 2008, 09:01 AM
How do you get acidrip to install? i'm using ubuntu 7.04

"Install these packages without verification [y/N]? y
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com feisty/main libartsc0 1.5.6-0ubuntu1
404 Not Found [IP: 80]
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com feisty/multiverse liblame0 3.96.1-2ubuntu1
404 Not Found [IP: 80]
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com feisty/main libxvmc1 2:1.0.2-0ubuntu2
404 Not Found [IP: 80]
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com feisty/multiverse acidrip 0.14-0.2ubuntu4
404 Not Found [IP: 80]
Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/a/arts/libartsc0_1.5.6-0ubuntu1_i386.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 80]
Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/multiverse/l/lame/liblame0_3.96.1-2ubuntu1_i386.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 80]
Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/libx/libxvmc/libxvmc1_1.0.2-0ubuntu2_i386.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 80]
Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/multiverse/a/acidrip/acidrip_0.14-0.2ubuntu4_all.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 80]
E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix-missing?

It can't find half the files LOL

December 17th, 2008, 11:18 AM
hi pidu87. bad news im afraid:

7:4 has reached the end of its support cycle, so that probably means the packages arent there to install. im afraid you'll have to upgrade to a more recent version of ubuntu.

if you take 8:4, you'll have about two and a half years of support left, as its a long-term support release. if you take 8:10, you'll have about a year and a half, and more shiney new stuff.

if you're computer specs are low, then theres always xubuntu too.

December 17th, 2008, 12:01 PM
www.getdeb.net has a program called OGMrip that easily rips your DVd to an .ogm format movie and is pretty simple to use...

December 17th, 2008, 01:17 PM

This gives me an opportunity to shamelessly pimp my own page that deals with converting a DVD movie for viewing on a computer. It is not specifically aimed at Ubuntu but should still be useful:


Ubuntu-specific details for the svn MPlayer can be seen here: