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#1 2005-11-06 17:00:03

Komodo
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Best CLI DVD ripper IYO?

What's the best CLI DVD ripper IYO?

There are quite a few options as far as ripping a DVD from the commandline goes; there's burn, the python script, or dvd-backup, another decent command line utility, or the script on the wiki for use with mplayer's mencoder. smile

I'm looking for opinions as to which is the best, or alternatively, why you like the one you've got. Being a CLI-fanatic, I want the best ripper I can run in a terminal, with the lowest number of dependencies possible, and preferably no gui at all (i.e. not mencoder, which requires you to have mplayer installed) :cry:

Your thoughts?


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#2 2005-11-06 17:12:02

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Re: Best CLI DVD ripper IYO?

Well, you can always recompile mplayer without gui enabled, if you really want to use something mencoder-based (I actually find mencoder to be a very decent soft) ;-)

Just a digression, actually I have no experiences with dvd ripping, thus can't recommend you any soft ;-)

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#3 2005-11-06 21:02:05

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Re: Best CLI DVD ripper IYO?

I too love mplayer and mencoder. Both are feature-rich, and support nearly every format.

lucke is right in that you can compile mplayer without a gui. ABS makes that quite easy. you can even compile just mencoder i believe.

the thing with mencoder is that it takes some patience to learn what commands you want to use. the man page is humongous.

by the way, mencoder doesn't exactly "rip" dvds, it transcodes them. for example, you can encode a dvd as an mpeg4 small enough to fit a CD. mplayer however should be able to dump the mpeg2 dvd content directly to the hard drive.

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#4 2005-11-07 12:58:09

ise
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Re: Best CLI DVD ripper IYO?

There is small program called lxdvdrip. Very good properties to set. Have a look at:
http://developer.berlios.de/projects/lxdvdrip/

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#5 2005-11-07 15:49:57

Komodo
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Re: Best CLI DVD ripper IYO?

Cheers for all that info guys; ise, I'll check that one out now.

Any other suggestions or thoughts?


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#6 2005-11-12 03:20:18

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Re: Best CLI DVD ripper IYO?

I agree with ise. I use lxdvdrip exclusively, and have for a while.

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#7 2005-11-18 20:21:45

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Re: Best CLI DVD ripper IYO?

Well, I checked it out, but it was a bit simplistic for my liking... there wasn't really the depth of control I'm looking for... I appreciate the suggestion though, it does look very good, it's just not for me, that's all.

I'm working through the parameters for Transcode slowly but surely, finding out exactly what all the techno-babble means through our mutual friend google, and making a well-commented script just containing the parameters I want... it won't be complete for a while, but I'll wiki it when it's done.

Cheers for the info guys wink


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#8 2005-11-18 22:21:02

LB06
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Re: Best CLI DVD ripper IYO?

I use dd. That more like dumping than ripping, but it sure works great.

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#9 2005-11-18 23:30:33

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Re: Best CLI DVD ripper IYO?

hmm... I'll look into that one, cheers LB06 wink


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#10 2005-11-19 16:27:26

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Re: Best CLI DVD ripper IYO?

ion_prefect wrote:

hmm... I'll look into that one, cheers LB06 wink

dd will make a 1:1 copy, so you'd better have enough free space. Let's say it's 8GB per DVD on average.

The advantage is you can point your favorite movie player to the image as if it were a real dvd. So the menu, all subs, dubs and angles will be available right away, without having to follow complicated authoring and encoding guides. And btw, it's really fast (relatively speaking), since encoding is no longer needed.

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#11 2005-11-19 20:25:13

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Re: Best CLI DVD ripper IYO?

Two questions about dumping DVDs: Can you loopmount the dump? And if so, can you rip the loopmount?  :shock:


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#12 2005-11-19 22:39:54

LB06
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Re: Best CLI DVD ripper IYO?

shadowhand wrote:

Two questions about dumping DVDs: Can you loopmount the dump? And if so, can you rip the loopmount?  :shock:

You can loopmount it with mount -o loop movie.img. But why would you want to? You can play them with mplayer -dvd-device movie.img dvd:// or set the dvd device node of your favorite multimedia player to movie.img.

As for the second question: I'm not entirely sure. There'll probably some dvd rippers that can rip from an image. I also know that FreeBSD has a program (vndconfig?) that can create a device node that points at the image. I'm not sure Linux can do something like that. But again: why would you want to?

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#13 2005-11-20 10:30:21

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Re: Best CLI DVD ripper IYO?

LB06 wrote:

why would you want to?

cos it saves a hell of a lot of space, man!  tongue


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#14 2005-11-20 12:56:32

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Re: Best CLI DVD ripper IYO?

ion_prefect wrote:
LB06 wrote:

why would you want to?

cos it saves a hell of a lot of space, man!  tongue

Yes but then you do not want a 1:1 dump. You could just as well rip it from the DVD on the fly. Why make a dump to your HD first, to rip that dump later? That would require 16GB of free space for one dump.

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