It's time for another weekly poll. For this week: best Linux DVD Ripper.
multicd.sh is a shell script designed to build a multiboot CD / DVD image containing many different Linux distributions and/or utilities. You can use it for instance to burn Gparted Live, Clonezilla and Ubuntu, all on the same multiboot DVD.
HandBrake is a free, open-source video transcoder for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. It supports any DVD-like source and most multimedia files and can convert into the following formats:
Bombono DVD is an easy to use open-source (Linux only) application for DVD authoring which you can use to create DVDs with menus, chapters, re-auhoring (import from other DVDs), burn the DVD and so on.
QDVD-Author is a GUI frontent for dvdauthor and related tools. The goal is to provide an easy-to-use, yet powerful and complete interface to generate DVD menus, slideshows, and videos to burn on a DVD under Linux.
DVDStyler is a cross-platform (works on Windows and Linux) free DVD authoring application for the creation of professional-looking DVDs. It allows not only burning of video files on DVD that can be played practically on any standalone DVD player, but also creation of individually designed DVD menus.
Imagination is a lightweight and simple DVD slide show maker for Linux. Just start it up, then click the top-left button to create a new slide show. A new dialog box pops up, asking you for a name (and location to save) your new slideshow, along with the format and a couple other options.
MyBashBurn is basically a Terminal User Interface (TUI) frontend for Bashburn script (it always had a bad interface) for Linux, which is a complete solution for burning or ripping CDs and DVDs. MyBashBurn uses dialog boxes/functions which draws (using ncurses) windows onto the screen.
K9Copy is a KDE application which allows to transcode and backup your DVDs.
I realize it has been ages since I first wrote on this topic so I figured I’d revisit it again. If you’ve ever found yourself unable to playback a DVD on your Ubuntu system, this post will outline the reason and the fix.
My mother is completely deaf without her cochlear implant, so closed captions and subtitles on DVDs are standard fare in our house. However, when I make a home movie, I haven't always had a way to subtitle it for her. You can make a video with captions that are part of the video itself, but I could find no way to turn them off -- until I found SRT files and learned how to author a DVD with them using open source tools.
I have this new video camera Sony that records on mini DVDs, and I got a video from my daughter dancing for the mother's day, I copied it as an image to the hard disk of my Linux Operating System machine:
I’m close to my goal of being able to manage my iPod Touch completely without iTunes on Ubuntu. HandBrakeCLI (HandBrake’s command line interface) for Linux encodes excellent quality video, and although it runs in the terminal is simple to use.
Like Adobe Flash and proprietary media formats, playback of encrypted DVDs is something that Ubuntu can’t distribute in the default desktop. Adding support for playing your commercial DVD videos in Ubuntu isn’t a difficult task.
Storing backups on optical media such as DVD-R discs suffers from two major drawbacks: DVD discs are easy to scratch, and the media itself degrades after a while. You can deal with the scratching issue by careful handing of the media, but even expensive media becomes unreadable over time. Dvdisaster aims to help you recover the information off scratched and aged media.
GnomeBaker is a Gnome CD/DVD burning application.GnomeBaker is a GTK2/Gnome CD/DVD burning application. I’ve been writing it in my spare time so progress is fairly slow. It’s more of a personal project as I wanted to have a go at developing on Linux and I figured that as I had got this far I may as well let it loose on the world. Maybe someone will like it and use it.
Linux is sometimes belittled for having inferior applications, but that's simply not the case. Take DVD rippers, for example -- a plethora of them work on Linux machines. With so many to choose from, which is the best?
Translating movie subtitles is my new hobby. I had no previous knowledge of what subtitles are, how they are embedded in a DVD movie, how to rip them off, how to create new subtitles, and then finally how to prepare a DVD with translated subtitles that could be played on most popular software, hardware and standalone DVD players. I found out that it was not an easy job to embed UTF-8 encoded text on DVD as a separate subtitle stream. So I decided to hardsub my movie, which means that users will not have the option to turn off the Urdu subtitles.
You have a IEEE1394 (Firewire) camera and you want to burn your birthday/wedding/funerals on a DVD. And maybe cut the scene where you look silly, dancing madly with a potato in your pants. It's Ok, Ubuntu can save your reputation...
I have recently been looking into creating a DVD movie in Ubuntu from an .avi file. After a lot of research and testing a few methods I have found one that I am extremely happy with. This method involves using Tovid which is a collection of GPL video disc authoring tools according to the Tovid site.