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By bjgood at 2007-03-29 13:37
If you're one of the few who's distro runs RipIt4Me under Wine with no issues then count yourself lucky. There have been quite a few who have received the "Failed to Copy" and "No DVD" message when clicking either Wizard Mode or 1-Click Mode. Hopefully, that's a thing of the past.

I've tried this info on three different distros (Ubuntu Edgy...a debian based distro, Blag 59999.22224...a Fedora based distro, and VectorLinux 5.8 Standard Gold...a Slackware based distro) with the latest Wine version available and it worked every time.

First of all, follow this guide on how to set up Wine and install DVD Shrink, DVD Decrypter, RipIt4Me Installer, mfc42.dll, and msvcp60.dll... found here:

Ok, after all that is done...just open up Terminal (or what ever you call it in your distro) then copy and paste this bit of code into it and run it as user (not root):

cd ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/temp && mkdir TempIFOs && echo "Welcome to RipIt4Me" > TempIFOs/RipIt4Me
*The above code creates a text file (called RipIt4Me) within a folder (titled TempIFOs) that's located at the address /home/user/.wine/drive_c/windows/temp.

And you're done.

I discovered this bit of information quite by accident. It seems that the TempIFOs folder needs to exist (at least for some distros), with a file inside of it...hence the RipIt4Me text file (shameless promotion of RipIt4Me on my part...Ha!), before RipIt4Me can detect the DVD properly. This could be due to a flaw in a given distro, a flaw in a given distro's Wine version, or RipIt4Me (at least with reference to Linux). Who knows...who cares...but this should get you going.

Have a good day, and good luck. :).

Should you need help, this is a link to a forum that's dedicated solely to RipIt4Me within Linux:


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