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:

14 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

bsander

15 years ago

Yes, But that would then be necessary every time I want to convert another DVD image. An input box to select a device or directory would be much more convenient. It could default to /dev/dvd so nobody needs to bother if they don't need it.

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fogbugz

15 years ago

I am having the same issue that nobita mentioned in an earlier thread. I have installed the KDEWebDev package which supposedly includes kommander, but when I double click on the .kmdr files they just open in a text editor. I am a newbie and not a programmer so any help is appreciated. P.S. I am running Fedora Core 3.

Thx

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meneerdik

15 years ago

That is a distribution problem. Can't help you there. You can also run the Kommander Editor from the KDE Menu and run the wizard from there.

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maarizwan

15 years ago

0.9.2's checking of XVID enabled mencoder made me compile mplayer with XVID, real, and other important things.

Thank you now this is the First Application in Linux (for me) which is successfully ripping my DVD :)

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pipodnmy

15 years ago

hi, very nice script..
that's pretty much the only thing i use.
one repeating problem though - the sound is off (meaning not synced with the video).
how can i help you fix it? do you wanna see the generated script?
is there an option that i might be missing?
thanks,

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meneerdik

15 years ago

Well, there is nothing in DVD Rip-O-Matic that controls A/V sync. MEncoder is responsible for doing this.

Please try a different version of MPlayer/MEncoder.

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jaloha

15 years ago

Lets say that you are backing up your DVD's to a large harddrive, not cd's. It would be cool to do variable bitrate quality based encoding. This is possible with transcode, but I have not been able to make it work.

Basically, instead of picking a size to shrink the movie to, one picks a minimal level of quality for all of the frames and the final movie size is what it is, but the whole thing looks good.

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meneerdik

15 years ago

I will consider adding an option 'Unlimited Space' to the storage media list which rips the movie at maximum quality.

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nobita

15 years ago

But i can't run it nor installing it. I saw the readme file and follow the instructions, but nothing happened. The installer.kdmr or dvdripomatic.kdmr appear as a text file, and when i try to click twice over them, kwrite opens and nothing happens.I even made them executable by marking a thing in the options, but the problem doesn't disappear. What can i do?

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nobita

15 years ago

I didn't read i needed kommander app. Well, now i know how to run it, but it tells me i haven't got mplayer with xvid support, and the program closes. I don't know what can i do...this time is a little bit confusing, because i checked mplayer for it, and it has the xvid plugin @_@

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yarlie

15 years ago

I didn't install the program yet, but from the screenshots I conclude it isn't possible to rip more than 1 title at the same time. Excuse me if it is possible, but if it aint, i'd like to ask you to add this feature for the following reason: when ripping a dvd with a couple of episodes of a show (let's say fawlty towers ;-)) and you're not planning on sitting in front of your computer all time to make it rip the next one, it would come in handy if you were able to say 'rip all these episodes while i'm sleeping'. Again, excuse me for not testing the program first.
(For the rest: keep up the good work!)

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meneerdik

15 years ago

DVD Rip-O-Matic can generate shell scripts that do the ripping. So, you can run these scripts as background processes at night if you like. You can also concatenate multiple scripts and run them all sequentially while you are away.

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sneakerski

15 years ago

chalk up a third perfect mixed mode dvd rip

but anyway, another feature request:
would it be possible to make this run with a default nice value of 10 or at least 5 instead of 0? (i know it's easy to set myself but having a default of 10 might help to not lock up slower machines, especially for the 'new' croud you're targetting who might not know as much about priorities)

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meneerdik

15 years ago

Nice one.. I will add a 'low process priority' checkbox to the wizard.

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hlwoodcock

15 years ago

Hi,

I like both KDE DVD Authoring Wizard and DVD Rip-O-Matic but I think there is a problem with these scripts and KDE 3.4. I am using FC3 with the default KDE installation and things seem to work fine, but when I upgraded to KDE3.4 (via konstruct) the DVD Authoring Wizard stopped working... more specifically, the script stopped creating the menus. I am not sure what needs to be done to update this to work with KDE3.4 but both are great and I would like to see them updated!

Keep up the good work!

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meneerdik

15 years ago

I have not made the jump to KDE 3.4 yet, so I cannot test or reproduce anything.

Also, the KDE DVD Authoring Wizard has not been publicly released yet (although it is downloadable from my site) because there are some cases of 'ugly programming' that could lead to lots of people running into trouble. As soon as things get solid, I will announce it here on kde-apps.org and try it on KDE 3.4 myself.

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sneakerski

15 years ago

Well, for the complete simplicity and hand-holding ability of this program it's very impressive.
So far it has worked perfectly on 2 different mixed mode NTFS movies.

Requests if you need directions to go in:
In the media-size drop-down, allow the user to input a custom size in MB instead of being bound to the large increments.
OGG support (with user-enterable quality rating)
MP3 support VBR bitrate/user inputable bit rate settings
Allow the user to input an Xvid bitrate setting and audio choice without being bound to a final file size
Allow for custom naming of the output file insead of just DVDRippartXofY.avi
Subtitle support
Multiple Audio-Track support (for dual-language movies)

Thanks! awesome little front-end/program

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meneerdik

15 years ago

Thanks a lot for your feedback! Always happy to hear that things are working as they should.

Most of the improvements you suggested are on my to-do list, for as far as they don't complicate things too much. DVD Rip-O-Matic should stay as simple as possible, while still flexible enough to get the most common ripping jobs done.

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sneakerski

15 years ago

hehe i meant mixed mode NTSC movies, not the file system :)

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rschmidt

15 years ago

RipOMatic spits out "Mplayer does not support Xvid" when there is no mencoder installed. This is kinda confusing... :)

Maybe you should check for mencoder prior to xvid support.

Nice app though :)

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4rn0

15 years ago

Could you add an option to select the viewpoint ?

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adrenaline

15 years ago

Hi, heres the code I enter to install but it bombs out with the following error:

[nathan@holly DVDRipOMatic]$ kmdr-executor Installer.kmdr
KommanderFactory::loadPlugins - Can't load Kommander plugin library libkommanderwidgets

Anyone have a solution?

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meneerdik

15 years ago

This is a KDE 3.4 problem.

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adrenaline

15 years ago

Thanks for that, but I'm running KDE 3.3.2-1.7.3

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meneerdik

15 years ago

Maybe you use the new Kommander Release Candidate on stable KDE?

Anyway, please ask on the Kommander mailing list. They can tell you more than I can. The only thing I know is that it works perfectly on KDE 3.3.x with Kommander 1.0 (the Kommander version that comes with KDEWebDev 3.3.x).

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14 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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