"Thoggen is a new DVD ripper/backup-tool for Linux that encodes
video into the free Ogg Theora format. Unlike its rivals, Thoggen
is easy to use, and its built-in support for the Theora codec
instead of the patent-restricted MPEG-4 and derivatives makes it
worth looking at.
"On its surface, Thoggen is a DVD backup and extraction tool
(i.e., 'ripper'). You use it to make a copy of the video titles on
your DVD, either because you worry about damaging frequently played
discs, because watching compressed video from the hard disk is
faster and less power-hungry than watching it from a DVD drive, or
perhaps because you simply need portability..."
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