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January 25th, 2009, 06:05 AM
I recently converted my Windows MCE to Ubuntu. When I had the Win MCE,the DVDs I bought, I would backup by running through VLC and saving to an mpg file. I bought an expensive video codec from Nvidia to make it all happen.

Now that I have Ubuntu, I am trying the same thing. I d/l ffmpeg for the decoder. But I am having a problem with artifacts in the recorded video (blurring lines during moving scenes, etc).

Anyone have anything to offer in order to have clear recorded video from a DVD to a playable movie file?

January 25th, 2009, 06:54 AM
If you are looking for a tool to rip DVDs to avi/mp4/x264, then you can use HandBrake (http://handbrake.fr/). They have a GUI for Linux now and even include Ubuntu packages.

January 25th, 2009, 09:30 AM
OK Thx.
I'lll check it out. I was actually wondering why I was getting bad results ripping it the same way I did before.

Appreciate the input! :D

February 8th, 2009, 04:16 AM
Seems handbrake only has an 8.10 deb package.Running 8.04

February 8th, 2009, 05:38 AM
ck. here (haven't tried


February 9th, 2009, 01:41 AM
Followed the instructions to the letter, bet after everything when I do sudo apot-get install hanbrake I get the error that handbrake has no installation candidate.
I have done sudo apt-get update.

February 9th, 2009, 01:58 AM
...when I do sudo apot-get install hanbrake I get the error that handbrake has no installation candidate.

Open Synaptic Package Manager and search for it, if you find it install from there.

I expect your mistakes are just typos, but synaptic will remove any doubt.

February 9th, 2009, 05:53 AM

cat /etc/apt/sources.list
and take a look to see if it was added correctly

Usually with a ppa I'd just open System -> Admin... -> software sources -> third party -> add and just copy and paste the line(s) in

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/handbrake-ubuntu/ppa/ubuntu hardy main

deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/handbrake-ubuntu/ppa/ubuntu hardy main

and then click close and reload.