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Old 01-19-2009, 05:57 PM   #1
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dvdrip and acidrip


Alright, I'm new to this so please forgive the question. I'm trying to rip some dvd's. I'm running ubuntu 8.10 and both dvdrip and acidrip keep stopping half way through the process of ripping.


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Old 01-19-2009, 06:00 PM   #2
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well you need to check the debug outputs to see why. if you drop down the bottom panel in acidrip you'll see the logs there.
 
Old 01-20-2009, 05:25 PM   #3
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Hey chris thanks for the response. The problem that I'm having is that both programs seize up and I can't do anything but close them. I've uninstalled and reinstalled but the same thing keeps happening.
 
Old 01-20-2009, 06:41 PM   #4
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Hey chris thanks for the response. The problem that I'm having is that both programs seize up and I can't do anything but close them. I've uninstalled and reinstalled but the same thing keeps happening.
If its happening w/ both programs, it could be the media your ripping. I use acidrip regularly w/ Ubuntu 8.10 with no problems at all.

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You know, I'm amazed it still works. I've not touched acidrip for over 3 years, and it was full of bugs back then. People do seem to like it. I'd have thought some flashy sexy skinned thing would have surpassed it ages ago.
 
Old 02-03-2009, 06:30 PM   #6
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I'd have thought some flashy sexy skinned thing would have surpassed it ages ago
Acidrip had a plain, user-friendly GUI and just got on with the job (e.g processing flashy sexy skinned things) No wonder it's still popular. The alternatives are work out the mencoder opts each time you do a encode (PATA) or script it yourself. I never saw another mencoder GUI that was any use.

For Debian Sid and Lenny the problem is mencoder gets updated then the (perl) script no longer works. I've hacked it a few times with usable success but that's a hard task for someone who knows sod all about perl (me) It works here at the moment, also x264. No stats readout but I can live without that, use debug window.

Is there a dedicated forum or thread anywhere fur current acidrip users to help keep it going?
 
Old 02-04-2009, 03:03 AM   #7
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Well anyone who knows perl and is a glutton for punishment is more than welcome to fork it. I wrote it when I worked for Blockbuster and had an endless supply of free DVD rentals. Now I have a real job and usenet, I've not ripped a DVD for about 2 years at least.
 
Old 02-04-2009, 03:55 AM   #8
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probably the closest thing to a commercial "feel" program is handbrake..
http://handbrake.fr/
Comes with presets for for ipod,PSP,PS3,XBox..bunch of other ones..
http://trac.handbrake.fr/wiki/LinGuiScreenshots

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Old 02-04-2009, 04:07 AM   #9
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It could be a scratched DVD. Try using 'vobcopy' to extract the vobs and see if it works. After that I usually use either ffmpeg or mencoder or avidemux (GUI) to encode the video.
 
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Could be a media fault. Try as suggested, get it on HD by whatever means see if it copies OK and work from there

You don't say what distro you run. Make sure your system has the right libs to handle dvd's e.g. libdvdcss2, libdvdread libdvdnav and encoder backends (mencoder lame xvid ffmpeg etc)

Re software for Linux:

I looked at handbrake and purged it within 10 minutes. Uugh. Avidemux is slow as a general encoder but good for editing.

A good interactive, terminal-based script for mencoder, with some reasonable but tweakable defaults. (non-binary so it won't trash your box, 76k download):
http://xvidenc.sourceforge.net/

Something simple like that might help find software problems as it calls mencoder direct and everything gets displayed. Just accept defaults till you get to know your way.
If it works at all the results are also likely to be faster and better than any memory-hog GUI.

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