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DVDShrink Alternatives for Linux

DVDShrink is not available for Linux but there are some alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is HandBrake, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to DVDShrink and nine of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to DVDShrink are FFmpeg, Avidemux, MakeMKV and QWinFF.

DVDShrink alternatives are mainly DVD Rippers but may also be Video Converters or Audio Converters. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of DVDShrink.
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows

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  1. HandBrake is an open-source, multithreaded video transcoder – it compresses and converts digital media from one format to another. HandBrake can rip encrypted DVDs with libdvdcss (libdvdcss is installed with VLC media player on macOS, or AnyDVD/DVD 43 on Windows).

    ⚫︎ Dark ModeHandBrake supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingHandBrake supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceHandBrake either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    FFmpeg

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    FFmpeg is the leading multimedia framework, able to decode, encode, transcode, mux, demux, stream, filter and play pretty much anything that humans and machines have created. It supports the most obscure ancient formats up to the cutting edge.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceFFmpeg either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableFFmpeg is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ LightweightFFmpeg consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  3. Free and simple video editor that supports a variety of file types and automated tasks. SIMPLE video editor, dedicated for ONE video at a time. NOT for multi video editing/montage.

    ⚫︎ PortableAvidemux can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Chroma Key / Green ScreenAvidemux supports chroma key to replace the background with an image or video backdrop.
    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Avidemux, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
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    MakeMKV

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Kodi

    MakeMKV is a program designed for ripping DVD and Blu-Ray disc video. It works by decrypting proprietary discs to transfer codecs from the formats VOB and M2TS into MKV, preserving the necessary data without doing any lossy codec conversion.

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    QWinFF

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    QWinFF is a GUI for FFmpeg, a powerful command-line media converter. FFmpeg can read audio and video files in various formats and convert them into other formats.

    ⚫︎ PortableQWinFF can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Discontinued

    The project is still developed as of 2018, but latest version, 0.2.1, dates back August 2015. It can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    dvd::rip

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    dvd::rip is a full featured DVD Ripper GUI for Linux, written in Perl. It features an easy to use, yet powerful interface for ripping DVDs to many formats, including AVI, MKV, etc.

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    Discontinued

    The program is no longer updated. Last version, 0.98.11, released in March 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    libdvdcss

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    libdvdcss is a free software library for accessing and unscrambling encrypted DVDs. libdvdcss is used by VLC media player (not included in the Windows version) to view DVDs, and can be used by Handbrake to rip DVDs.

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    Thoggen

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Xfce

    Thoggen is a DVD ripper for Linux within the GNOME project. It is based on GStreamer and Gtk+. The current version can back up DVDs by encoding them using the Ogg Theora video codec.

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    Discontinued

    The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.7.1, released in June 2008, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    FreeStar Free DVD Ripper

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux

    FreeStar Free DVD Ripper is quickest DVD ripper, DVD ripping software to rip DVDs to VCD, SVCD, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, AVI, DivX, and XviD formats. Back up your favorite DVD movies to various formats and extract soundtracks from DVDs.

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