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Old 04-10-2003, 06:43 PM   #1
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Want to backup DVDs


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?
 
Old 04-10-2003, 06:51 PM   #2
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yep, acid did - http://acidrip.sf.net
 
Old 04-10-2003, 06:54 PM   #3
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i rock.
 
Old 04-10-2003, 06:55 PM   #4
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i rock.
lol

yay!
 
Old 04-10-2003, 06:56 PM   #5
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while we're at it -

Why don't any distros include Mplayer? I /hate/ xine compared to mplayer
 
Old 04-10-2003, 06:59 PM   #6
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most of them do now. gentoo certainly does.
 
Old 04-10-2003, 07:05 PM   #7
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most of them do now. gentoo certainly does.
Is that maybe cause if they didn't, your app wouldn't work....
 
Old 04-10-2003, 07:07 PM   #8
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well it took some convincing, but they're nearly able to hold a pen with their hands again....
 
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is it possible to encode a videos audio as Vorbis?

What is a free(dom) alternative to Divx?
 
Old 04-10-2003, 07:12 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by acid_kewpie
i rock.
<BEG>
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 ;)

Cheers,
Tink
 
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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...
 
Old 04-10-2003, 07:23 PM   #12
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lavc for video then Any good free audio solutions that are available atm?

your app looks really nice - can't wait to hop on my box and try it out!
 
Old 04-10-2003, 07:27 PM   #13
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Odd .. I can't understand why mplayer
didn't pick up the lame library the first
time around ... I had it installed before
I compiled Ogle ... :\

Oh well :)

Now if only I had my LOTR DVD at work :D

Cheers,
Tink

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Old 04-10-2003, 08:46 PM   #14
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your app looks really nice - can't wait to hop on my box and try it out!
And if you run into any trouble, don't forget to read my awesome Installation Howto I wrote for acidrip..
 
Old 04-10-2003, 09:10 PM   #15
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what do you think i can get by with as far as hardware goes?

Got an old 8xDVD and my machine is a 2Ghz p4 but...

I also have a P2 333Mhz just sitting here... think that'd work?
 
  


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