|Description:||Copies the titles on a DVD|
|License:||GNU GPL v3 * SEE DISCLAIMER *|
|Feedback:||comments – issues|
ripdvd uses mplayer to copy the titles on a DVD to your hard drive or other device. The titles are saved as VOB (MPEG) files which can be played with any video player.
ripdvd --help Copies DVD titles Requires: mplayer libdvdcss2 Usage: ripdvd [OPTIONS] [BASENAME] Example: ripdvd # Copy all DVD titles to unknowndvd*.vob Example: ripdvd /myvideos/StarTrek # Copy to /myvideos/StarTrek*.vob Example: ripdvd --titles 3 # Copy title 3 only Example: ripdvd --titles 3-5 # Copy titles 3 thru 5 Example: ripdvd --titles -3 # Copy first 3 titles Example: ripdvd --titles 3- # Copy titles 3 thru end Example: ripdvd --minsize 50 # Delete titles smaller than 50 MB Options: --titles [STARTNUM]-[ENDNUM] Copy specified titles only --minsize MBSIZE Keep titles larger than MBSIZE MB Use 0 to keep all [default 30]
Note: Some VOB files contain multiple language tracks. You may need to select the appropriate audio track in your video player.
By default, ripdvd will discard titles which are smaller than 30MB, because these are generally DVD menus or other unviewable elements. You can control this behavior with the –minsize argument.
Before running ripdvd, install required packages using your package manager.
If using Debian/Ubuntu, you may need to execute the following commands to add the Medibuntu repository which provides libdvdcss2:
sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ karmic free non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list' sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get --yes -q --allow-unauthenticated install medibuntu-keyring
Then, install required packages with:
sudo apt-get install mplayer libdvdcss2
ripdvd passes the “dvd://” stream to mplayer. If your DVD drive is designated differently, you will need to edit the script.
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