ripping DVDs

Colin Brace cb at
Thu Jan 25 21:21:08 UTC 2007

On 1/25/07, Dmitriy Kropivnitskiy <nigde at> wrote:

> I am looking for a reliable way of ripping a DVD onto hard drive. I have tried to use mencoder and transcode with and without GUIs, but I get rather
> mixed results (mostly video is fine, but the sound is all jumbled). The re-encoding is not a requirement, I can keep the original VOBs as long as
> there is some way to rip and use subtitles. I have tried and tried and to no avail.

I have had good results with dvdrip, including producing .srt subtitle files:

$ rpm -qi dvdrip
Name        : dvdrip                       Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version     : 0.98.2                            Vendor:
Release     : 1.fc6                         Build Date: Mon 27 Nov
2006 11:47:37 AM CET
Install Date: Thu 30 Nov 2006 12:04:00 AM CET      Build Host:
Group       : Applications/Multimedia       Source RPM:
Size        : 2276097                          License: Artistic or GPL
Signature   : DSA/SHA1, Mon 27 Nov 2006 11:48:01 AM CET, Key ID 692ac459e42d547b
Packager    : Matthias Saou <matthias at>
URL         :
Summary     : Graphical DVD ripping and encoding tool based on transcode
Description :
dvd::rip is a full featured DVD copy program. It provides an easy to use but
feature-rich Gtk+ GUI to control almost all aspects of the ripping and
transcoding process. It uses the widely known video processing swissknife
transcode and many other Open Source tools.

  Colin Brace

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