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radiodee1 02-16-2007 07:23 AM

ripping DVDs with k3b

I'm trying to rip a DVD to an AVI file using k3b. The 'Encode Video' dialog says that I have to enter a 'k3b DVD ripping file' which aparently is of the type '.xml'. Where do I find this file, or how do I make it. I went to the 'new project' menu and found no 'DVD ripping project'. Do I create this project myself seperately from k3b?

Any help would be apreciated. Thanks.

Dutch Master 02-16-2007 07:58 AM

k3b is a copy-program, not intended for ripping stuff. Please read

JimBass 02-17-2007 12:14 AM

There is a program called transcode that can encode DVDs, and a GUI frontend using it called dvdrip. If you have deb in your sources list, you can install all of it with

apt-get install dvdrip
You won't find it in the main debian repositories, but it is in the one mentioned above.


radiodee1 02-17-2007 06:42 AM

I have dvd::rip now. I wanted to try k3b (which uses transcode too). Thanks for the link, Dutch Master. It really helped. Thanks for the info on dvd::rip anyway, Jim. I tried k3b and it's pretty cool, but not perfect.

I have this problem with k3b where the target avi comes out just a little bit bigger than the size of two disks. When I try to split it I get three files, two that fill a 700 MB disk, and one that's very small. Is this a k3b problem (I never experienced it with dvd::rip)? Does anybody know what it's a result of? Maybe the way the audio is recorded?

wabbalee 04-30-2007 09:21 PM

i have the same experience with regards to the splitting of avi's and the small file in the end (several kb's) which is usually the very last bit of the credits. i think it is a transcode (minor) problem as i don't use k3b for ripping and converting, i use dvdrip instead, in my opinion far more advanced. i just delete the little file.

radiodee1 05-01-2007 06:09 AM

I don't think it's transcode, cause dvd::rip uses transcode too. Still, you may be right. Dvd::rip may be better at this task than k3b. It's just good to know how k3b does it. :)

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