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I have a DVD drive, an older one (8x)... I don't mind.
What I'd like to do is rip DVDs (simply the movie, no need for special features) to a file of decent (perferably free compression).
My requirements are that the file must fit onto a CD of 700MB or less. I have NO DVD and DVD Ripping expireince on GNU/Linux. I've found excellent documentation out there but it's all Win32 related. Is there a Free alternative to Divx that is popular and well supported? I enjoy Divx but i'd like to stick to Free Software.
Perhaps you guys can give me a few pointers. Didn't acid_kewpie design a program for this?
I'll confirm that once you explained to me
what the mumble about mencoder and mp3
is ;) ... neither in mplayers nor in your configure/
readme/install I can find a reference on how
to get mp3 support into mencoder ;)
for mp3 you need the lame libraries installed. when you recompile mplayer (assuming you're going via source) then it will pick up lame if it's been installed correctly. if it's set u pinside mencoder, acidrip will autoamatically recognise this.
mencoder can't encode to ogg vorbis yet... only a matter of time though, a lot of work is being done into it.
freee divx... well the FFMpeg (lavc) codecs that mencoder prefers is a 100% open source implemenation of divx...