What is dvd::rip?
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. dvd::rip can also rip subtitles into VobSub format, split the video and subtitles to several files, perform basic video filtering, and a lot more.
Runs on Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD (and other Unices) and does not depend on anything produced in Redmond - pure Open Source! Rip to harddisk, on the fly or from an existent DVD image Select audio track(s), viewing angle(s), multitple titles Rip as much audio tracks as you like into one AVI/OGG/SVCD file Supports nearly all of transcode's video codecs, e.g: divx4, divx5, xvid, xvidcvs, ffmpeg, fame, opendivx and mpeg2enc DivX/Xvid multipass encoding (S)VCD modes, with multiple audio tracks for SVCD Integrated video bitrate calculator based on target size resp. number of discs Automatic splitting of the target files for best fit on the specified number of discs Several deinterlace filter presets Audio AC3 and PCM passthrough Audio MP3 encoding Audio volume maximizing and/or range compression OGG/Vorbis support, quality and bitrate based, adjusting the optimal video bitrate after audio transcoding in quality mode WAV file creation from a selected audio track Subtitle rendering and vobsub creation Support for all transcode video filters, with realtime configuration and video preview Live video transcoding preview window Chapter mode: one file per chapter Use your favorite movie player for preview Provide frame clipping, resizing and final clipping Powerful auto adjusting of all clip & zoom parameters Adjust clipping area using drag and drop dvd::rip's zoom calculator let you adjust every possible parameter, if you like to do so Two resize modes: fast and high quality resizing Simple but easy to use CD burning facility Last but not least a comprehensive cluster mode, which let you use all your Linux/Unix hardware for parallel encoding
The program is no longer updated. Last version, 0.98.11, released in March 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.