DVD Ripper

Can anyone recommend a good DVD ripper?
I want to be able to rip my DVD’s to HD to I can watch them through my XboX so I don’t have to keep changing dvd’s all the time.


sudo apt-get install acidrip



sudo apt-get install dvdrip



sudo apt-get install ppa-purge


sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stebbins/handbrake-snapshots


sudo apt-get update


sudo apt-get install handbrake-gtk


VLC (the best media player on the planet) can rip DVD’s too, as well as transcode … there are MANY online tutorials for this including:
or see the DVD Rip section of the VLC Wki HowTo’s, here:

And if you ever need a converter (transcoder) …


sudo apt-get install arista



sudo apt-get install winff


VLC again :slight_smile:

I’ve had a look at Acid & DVD but cant get anywhere with them? Had a go but don’t even know if I got 'em working!!!

I had a mess around with VLC to convert a FLV to another format but it’s ‘real-time’ conversion, to me, thats slow, it would take absolutley ages to rip a series…

Are there any extras to be included with Acid ot DVD? I got one called Brasero and I think there were a few things greyed out (tick boxes) of things I could use but don’t know how to get them.


‘DVD Decryption Library not installed’ is one thing I get from VLC.

Looks like the library for decrypting CSS encrypted commercial DVD’s isn’t installed

sudo apt-get install libdvdread4 ubuntu-restricted-extras


sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh

now try again.

Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
ubuntu-restricted-extras is already the newest version.
libdvdread4 is already the newest version.
libdvdread4 set to manually installed.
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
python-bluez python-compizconfig compiz-plugins-main libswt-gnome-gtk-3-jni
compiz-plugins timidity-daemon timidity
Use ‘apt-get autoremove’ to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

Looks like that was already installed?

[spoiler]–2011-11-20 15:05:21-- http://packages.medibuntu.org/dists/oneiric/free/binary-amd64/Packages
Resolving packages.medibuntu.org…, 2a01:e0b:1:127:ca0a:a9ff:fec8:ec19
Connecting to packages.medibuntu.org||:80… connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
Length: 7902 (7.7K) [text/plain]
Saving to: `/tmp/dvdcss-hUCtwI/Packages’

100%[======================================>] 7,902 --.-K/s in 0.06s

2011-11-20 15:05:21 (126 KB/s) - `/tmp/dvdcss-hUCtwI/Packages’ saved [7902/7902]

–2011-11-20 15:05:22-- http://packages.medibuntu.org/pool/free/libd/libdvdcss/libdvdcss2_1.2.10-0.3medibuntu1_amd64.deb
Resolving packages.medibuntu.org…, 2a01:e0b:1:127:ca0a:a9ff:fec8:ec19
Connecting to packages.medibuntu.org||:80… connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
Length: 38080 (37K) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: `/tmp/dvdcss-hUCtwI/libdvdcss.deb’

100%[======================================>] 38,080 --.-K/s in 0.1s

2011-11-20 15:05:22 (260 KB/s) - `/tmp/dvdcss-hUCtwI/libdvdcss.deb’ saved [38080/38080]

Selecting previously deselected package libdvdcss2.
(Reading database … 195608 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking libdvdcss2 (from …/dvdcss-hUCtwI/libdvdcss.deb) …
Setting up libdvdcss2 (1.2.10-0.3medibuntu1) …
Processing triggers for libc-bin …
ldconfig deferred processing now taking place

And do you still get ‘DVD Decryption Library not installed’ ?

I was just going to post the answer to that question lol
It is working now. Will/do I need any other add-ons for the other DVD Rip programs for them to work?

I don’t think so.

ta :smiley:

I’m trying to rip DVD’s using VLC but the output is being split to audio and video separately.
I want the output to be .mpg and I cant get it to work properly.
It works OK when I choose .mp4 but I don’t want that format (you’ll probably say, ‘well, if that works then use it’) but I prefer .mpg.
It’s an available choice so why not?
I’ve searched for and followed numerous tutorials but it still splits the output and I can’t figure why?

So what are you trying to do … just rip the VOB’s to a single file ?

What would you have used in Windows ?


You might want to take a look at k9copy, you can install it with:

sudo apt-get install k9copy

it will then give you 2 interface options k9copy, and k9copy assistant

If all you want to do is decrypt/rip the VOB files then stitch them together as a single .MPG file (VOB’s are already mpeg2 with audio) … the best method I’ve found so far is to use DVD Decryptor (Windows app, but works perfectly in WINE) to decrypt/rip the VOB’s … then use the cat command to stitch them together (concatenate).

Lets say you’ve ripped the VOB’s (VTS_01_1.VOB VTS_01_2.VOB VTS_01_3.VOB VTS_01_4.VOB VTS_01_5.VOB) to the /home/paul/VOB directory …

change directory to that directory:

cd /home/paul/VOB

then to stitch them together into a file called my_movie.mpg, just run:

cat VTS_01_1.VOB VTS_01_2.VOB VTS_01_3.VOB VTS_01_4.VOB VTS_01_5.VOB > my_movie.mpg

ie. cat … then a space … then the fist VOB … then a space … then the next VOB … then a space … then the next VOB … etc, till the last VOB … then a space … then > … then a space … then the output filename.mpg

You’ll then find the finished .MPG in the same directory as the original VOB’s

I honestly cant remember what I was using as I was trying out so many different ones.
I will give the methods you mention a go and see how it goes.

I installed DVD Decrypter fine but get an error when running it;



What do I need to install for it to ‘see’ my DVD Drive?

In DVD Decryptor go to Tools > Settings > I/O and select ASPI - WNASPI32.DLL

your SATA CD/DVD drive will now be discovered … this also works for ImgBurn

Worked thanks


How do I get rid of the sub-titles? I can’t see any option in DVD Decrypter menu?


Think I’ve sorted it.

No problem :slight_smile:

If you add your questions as edits to an old posting like that … I’m unlikely to notice them, as the forum doesn’t bring them to my attention as it would a new posting :wink:

The player is displaying the subtitles, so turn them off in the player.

remember, you don’t have to rip ALL the VOB’s … just select the ones you want (main movie) in the right hand panel of DVD Decryptor.

also be aware … just decrypting/ripping the VOB’s will leave ALL the audio and subtitle streams intact … so in the player you will be able to switch languages etc.