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  • stefan.becker

    Help for lxdvdrip

    Please respect all copyrights when using this program.
    The copying of a video DVD is permitted only for private purposes.
    Removing copy protection is not allowed.

    For details, see the German copyright protection law: http://transpatent.com/gesetze/urhg.html

    What is lxdvdrip?

    lxdvdrip is a command line tool to make a copy from a video DVD for private Use.

    It automates the process of DVD ripping, authoring, previewing and burning.


    • Automatic selection of the longest title<BR>
    • Automatic calculation of the re-quant factor<BR>
    • Automatic reading of the volume ID<BR>
    • Automatic chapter separation from the original<BR>
    • Ripping of the audio tracks in every language<BR>
    • Selection of the DTS audio tracks as default<BR>
    • Support for selection of two subpicture tracks<BR>
    • Support for ripping and re-authoring<BR>
    • Preview of VOB files with mplayer, xine, totem, kaffeine and vlc<BR>
    • Burning with growisofs or cdrecord, create iso-file<BR>
    • All program parameters can be stored in the config file as the program defaults<BR>
    • All parameters can be overwritten from the command line<BR>
    • Messages in English, French and German<BR>
    • Support for ripping of subpicture tracks<BR>
    • Copy main title w/o original menu<BR>
    • Copy DVD smaller than a DVD-R 1:1 with menus, > 4.7 GB with vamps, without menus.<BR>
    • Partial copy: copying of the selected titles from the DVD (dvdunauthor/vamps)<BR>
    • High quality backup (1 DVD9 => 2 DVD5)<BR>
    • Creating DVDs with menus for title, audio and chapter selection (dvdwizard)<BR>

    Homepage and download:

    The program requires the following tools to be installed:

    • dvdauthor: DVD structure (http://sourceforge.net/projects/dvdauthor)<BR>
    • mplayer: preview of VOB files (http://www.mplayerhq.hu/)<BR>
    • growisofs or cdrecord: burning (http://fy.chalmers.se/~appro/linux/DVD+RW/)<BR>
    • vamps, transcode and/or mplayer: to rip (vamps included, http://www.transcoding.org/cgi-bin/transcode)<BR>
    • dvdbackup: for 1:1 copy DVD < 4.7 GB (included)<BR>
    • vamps: for 1:1 copy DVD > 4.7 GB (included)<BR>
    • dvdwizard: for menu structure (http://dvdwizard.wershofen.net/)<BR>

    Download links and a list of all supported parameters can be found in the README files from the project archives.

    It is possible to rip, re-quant and re-author the DVD in one step with vamps (lxdvdrip -st=vamps) or parallel transcoding (lxdvdrip -st=trans_par).

    The traditional way to rip in 4 steps (rip video and re-quant, rip audio, mplex, dvdauthor) is supported as well. Use the command line parameter "-st=mplayer" to use mplayer or "-st=transcode" to use transcode.

    lxdvdrip makes it possible to use all of the programs without giving any command line parameters.