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A case for text-based DVD rippers

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 216.162.218.13] on July 08, 2008 06:20 PM
I think you need to distinguish between DVD rippers and encoders. Rippers generally just decrypt the VOB files. vobcopy is an excellent command line tool for this. It is not clear to me how having multiple cores can improve the ripping process since the limiting factor is the speed of the DVD. With regard to encoding, there are many tools which allow you to re-encode the files into different formats like ffmpeg, mencoder etc. I believe that many tools you describe in the article are combination rippers and encoders which are wrappers for other tools.

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