DVD Rip-O-Matic

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Description:

This wizard will help you create high quality backups of DVD movies to XviD format.

It is supposed to be the opposite of the famous DVD:Rip tool: Easy to use, a minimal amount of adjustable settings and automatic detection of the optimal values of almost all adjustable settings. It should produce very high quality rips, even if you have no idea what the settings mean and just use it in the next-next-next-finish way.

The wizard supports title and language selection, AC3 stream copy or MP3 audio, single or two-pass encoding and automatic splitting at scene boundaries.

DVD Rip-O-Matic can also generate executable ripping scripts. This allows you to run it as a background process, end your KDE session and go to bed.

It has not been tested very well yet, so please tell me if it works for you.

Requirements:

* Kommander 1.0 ( Part of KDEWebDev package, version 3.3.x )

* Recent Transcode

* Recent MPlayer version with support for DVD reading, DVD decryption, LAME MP3 encoding and XviD encoding. MPlayer version 1.0rc5 and newer versions are known to work perfectly.

This release features a custom target size for the generated AVI file. This is very useful when you want to rip multiple titles and make them fit on a single CD or DVD.

Special thanks goes to Tijmen Collignon for having me borrow some of his messy NTSC disks.
Last changelog:

13 years ago

VERSION 0.9 (March 4th 2005)

* Initial release

VERSION 0.91 (March 7th 2005)

* Updated some untranslated strings
* Updated installer to work when KDEDIR not set

VERSION 0.92

* Check if MPlayer supports XviD on startup
* Attempt to rip NTSC movies properly

VERSION 0.93

* Fixed installer to detect KDE path

VERSION 0.94 ( November 13th 2005 )

* Possibility to specify custom target file size
* Check for availability of MEncoder, Konsole and KDialog
* Some UI logic improvements

VERSION 0.95 ( October 7th 2006 )

* Add support for copying subtitles
* Fix detection of DTS Soundtracks
* Fix DVD movies with both DolbyDigital and DTS
* Minor layout/graphics updates

andreaskai

10 years ago

Hello.

Can you use the app as a dolphin/konqueror service menu?

http://wiki.kde.org/tiki-index.php?page=Tips%20and%20Tricks&pagenum=23

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dutler

10 years ago

hello, looks great, but i could not get buttons such as play or preview to respond and when i got to the end the button start would not respond either.

kubuntu 8.04

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zumbi

12 years ago

I use mplayer 1.0rc1 and it seems the script DVDScan is not able to extract audio stream information, which means that DVD Rip-O-Matic is broken. Maybe the formatting of mplayer output changed recently...

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w3edr5t

12 years ago

Confirmed. Had to compile and use previous version of mplayer to make it work.

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w3edr5t

12 years ago

By changing two lines in DVDScan I had it work again:

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< NumAudioStreams=$(cat "$MPlayerOutput" | grep "^audio stream:" | wc -l)
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> NumAudioStreams=$(cat "$MPlayerOutput" | grep "\[open\] audio stream" | wc -l)
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< StreamDescription=`cat "$MPlayerOutput" | grep "^audio stream:" | tail -n $[$NumAudioStreams - $Stream + 1] | head -n 1`
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> StreamDescription=`cat "$MPlayerOutput" | grep "\[open\] audio stream" | tail -n $[$NumAudioStreams - $Stream + 1] | head -n 1`

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gmanpsycho

12 years ago

After I installed it it gives me and error message.
Unable to create dialog from file
/usr/bin/kommander/DVDRipOMantic/DVDRipOMantic.kmdr

I'm not sure what's wrong.

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-emu-

12 years ago

Version 0.95 doesn't work for me to on kubuntu dapper. it gives me the same error. but version 0.94 seems to work.

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darketeer

13 years ago

Thank you for this great piece of software!

How can I make it not look for /dev/dvd but for /dev/cdrecorder instead?

There my DVD-Player ist working and playing DVDs just perfect with Kaffeine and KMPlayer.

Thank you very much in advance!

Werner

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cloakable

13 years ago

Thank you oh-so-much for coming up with a simple alternative to Acidrip that works. I've no doubt that I was getting so setting wrong with it, but your program Just Worked.

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dgvirtual

13 years ago

How do I choose subtitles to rip? I guess this feature is not implemented yet, but it would be nice.

Also, how about a feature that copies the dvd disk to the hard drive? Ohterwise, I have to keep the dvd disk in the drive for four hours and that is annoying.

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meneerdik

13 years ago

Subtitle support is in the latest version (0.95) now.

HD copy is also possible, with the help of an external application. You should create an ISO image of the DVD on your harddisk and mount the ISO on /dev/dvd. DVD Rip-O-Matic won't see the difference with a real DVD!

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Arcturan

13 years ago

This is a very nice app -- thanks!

Problems:

- The target file size doesn't work. When I set it to 700MB I got 515MB, and 350MB became 502MB (another file).

- It would be nice to be able to skip faster between pages.

- If I haven't selected a format that requires splitting, that page shouldn't be shown.

- There's a translation error on the cropping page.

- Suggestion: Make it possible to enter target file name and folder.

- Suggestion: Make it possible to use other folders than /dev/dvd. As it is now I have to mount dvd images to /dev/dvd or use links.


Thanks again!

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terracotta

13 years ago

Hye, I've been thinking about your nice little app and it has quite some potential with this comment I hope to help a bit.

Distinction between movie dvd's and music dvd's. Music DVD's offer often extra clips but all in one file, perhaps it could be possible to select you want to rip a music-track so it can cut it into different parts (like every new "scene" is a different clip, the possibility to cut the track in pieces is already there, the ammount of desired tracks is just not that much (which is good for movie DVD's, not so for concerts/musicclips).

Possibility for as-lossless-as-possible, or "open-format" ripping (in for example flac and xvid, or vorbis and theora or..., just somewhere hidden, apparently for some reason I can't play the files it creates in Kubuntu). And perhaps subtitle selection, can't remember if it does this already, it's been a while since I used it.

I know this program is ment to be just click and run and keep it simple, but I think these options could be quite usefull for people who just want to rip DVD's to their computer, but I think giving the possibility to tweak it a little shouldn't get in the way of an easy and simple approach.

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Clode

13 years ago

This software is a little wonder :-)

Merci beaucoup !

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stonewolf

13 years ago

When I want to start the installer I get this message:

Installer.kmdr: line 1: syntax error near unexpected token `

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Khan

13 years ago

Any idea why it I would be getting an error scanning /dev/dvd when

1) I can do mplayer dvd://1 and it starts to play
2) I'm even getting this error as root

Also, I checked the permissions on /dev/dvd and they are all good. Thanks

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meneerdik

13 years ago

DVD Rip-O-Matic also needs Transcode to have DVD support. It tries to run this command:

tcprobe -i /dev/dvd -T 1

If this fails on your machine, DVD Rip-O-Matic will fail as well.

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meneerdik

13 years ago

I have no idea. If you send me an email we can try to figure it out.

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dgvirtual

13 years ago

I also get this error sometimes (on Kubuntu Dapper). I have all the programs installed and can rip some dvd's, but not all.

In some cases, even though I can play a dvd disc with both kaffeine and kmplayer, DVD Rip-O-Matic just says it cannot find dvd's.

If I can be of any help solving this problem (supply some error logs, command outputs, etc), please let me know. It is a great app!

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jayenell

13 years ago

Great app again. Question:

How do I make sure the Dutch subtitles are encoded; does it take all the subtitles or does it ignore subitles?

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stkaplan

13 years ago

Is there a way to make it scan a directory other than /dev/dvd?

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jehojakim

13 years ago

On 10/6/2005, mizban wrote:

Your version of MPlayer does not support XviD.
Please verify if you have XviD libraries installed and if your distribution enabled XviD support in MPlayer.

But my mplayer (version 1pre07) supports xvid, it plays xid-DVDs.

What can I do for getting the program working?

awakatanka suggested to also install mencoder.

Alas, I have the same Mplayer version mizban has, I do have mencoder installed, and still I get this error...

Any clues? Thanks in advance!

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meneerdik

13 years ago

The fact that your MPlayer can play XviD files does not mean that it also supports XviD encoding.

Apparently, XviD encoding has been disabled in your version.

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liquidat

13 years ago

Two questions:
1) My mplayer (suse, packman) is compiled without divx because it's already inside:
"disabled xvid and divx4linux usage. libavcodec can do that."
Can you change the checking part of your program?

2) If you bring out a new version, how can I deinstall the old on?

liquidat

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meneerdik

13 years ago

Using libavcodec would require DVD Rip-O-Matic to use different commands for encoding. I chose to use XviD directly rather than via libavcodec.

Future versions of DVD Rip-O-Matic will probably add support for mplayer versions that only have libavcodec support.

Regarding uninstalling: Any new version will automatically replace the old one, uninstalling is not needed.

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13 years ago

VERSION 0.9 (March 4th 2005)

* Initial release

VERSION 0.91 (March 7th 2005)

* Updated some untranslated strings
* Updated installer to work when KDEDIR not set

VERSION 0.92

* Check if MPlayer supports XviD on startup
* Attempt to rip NTSC movies properly

VERSION 0.93

* Fixed installer to detect KDE path

VERSION 0.94 ( November 13th 2005 )

* Possibility to specify custom target file size
* Check for availability of MEncoder, Konsole and KDialog
* Some UI logic improvements

VERSION 0.95 ( October 7th 2006 )

* Add support for copying subtitles
* Fix detection of DTS Soundtracks
* Fix DVD movies with both DolbyDigital and DTS
* Minor layout/graphics updates

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