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Best 5 Applications to Rip and Transcode DVDs in Linux

Apr 02, 2009, 22:32 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dan Craciun)

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"1. dvd::rip
Some say dvd::rip is the most powerful application for ripping and encoding DVDs to save space. I guess this depends on what you need from your ripping application. dvd::rip is a GTK-based application which offers a lot of features, supporting three containers (AVI, Ogg and MPEG) and several popular video codecs, like DivX or XviD; it can also extract DVD subtitles. dvd::rip allows you to select a target size and the number of files you want the video to be split, and it will also create an information file containing info like resolution, video bitrate, audio and video codecs etc. By default, dvd::rip saves created files under the ~/dvd-rip directory.

"2. K9Copy K9Copy is the only KDE-based application which I could find (please share if you know some more), but it's good enough and a KDE4 port is also available. I liked that K9Copy handles subtitles, it allows you to select from a wide range of audio and video codecs, and it can create a custom number of files with a certain size (default is 700 MB x 1, but you can also create two or more files from a DVD, each one fitting on a CD). Overall, K9Copy is a powerful tool with pretty much everything you would ask from a DVD ripper and an easy to use, wizard-driven interface."

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