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Linux.com: K3b Enters New Era with Approaching 1.0 Release

Mar 13, 2007, 03:45 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nathan Sanders)

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"One of free software's premier applications, KDE's CD and DVD burning suite K3b, is about to hit the big 1-0. This milestone touts rewritten DVD video ripping and a refocused interface design. The new release represents a level of feature-completeness and stability that surpasses all previous K3b releases and, perhaps, all free software competitors.

"For the 1.0 release, K3b founder and maintainer Sebastian Trueg rewrote K3b's DVD ripping front end. It still does not offer the breadth of features that competitor dvd::rip does, but it should prove easier to use for most purposes. Configuration is essentially constrained to video and audio track selection, video rescaling, and bitrate and codec specification. K3b tries to provide sensible defaults so that users need not worry about even these technicalities. Dependencies for K3b DVD ripping include libdvdcss, libdvdread, transcode, and a video encoder such as Xvid..."

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