Best DVD Ripper Software for Linux

Are you searching for a good DVD Ripper for your Linux operating system? From article, you will learn about some of the best DVD Ripping tools/DVD backup tools for linux which offer high quality conversions of videos.

At the current digital age of living, regular backup is really important to protect our digital data. You never know when accident occurs and when you lose your valuable data. So, keeping backup is a good habit for protecting our file from loss or corruption. To make backup of the contents of a DVD, we need to have a DVD Ripper software. Apart from backup, we can use DVD Ripper software to transfer videos in different formats to other media, to convert DVD videos for use in mobile phone, media player etc. If you are a linux user and searching for a good DVD ripper tool to run on your linux machine, we have brought out a list of top DVD Ripper software, which will let you do hassle free ripping.

AcidRip DVD Ripper

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AcidRip DVD Ripper is one of the widely used DVD ripping software on Linux platform. The Ripper runs on a simple interface based on Mplayer and Mencoder. The software is user friendly and one can rip a DVD just by clicking a button. Before ripping, users can get preview of the output file. AcidRip provides two output file format- Audio Video Interleave (AVI) and mpg. It comes with lots of powerful features like Cropping, with the help of which, user can crop the output video file by setting required width and height. Also user can set the bitrate of the output file.


HandBrake DVD Ripper

HandBrake is an open-source DVD Ripper software which is licensed under General Public License (GPL). HandBrake is gaining popularity because it is easy to use, fast and simple. Users can rip DVDs quickly by choosing a predefined universal profile which provides high quality conversions. HandBrake can rip most of the modern multimedia file containing DVD like Blu Ray DVD. HandBrake provides following output formats-
  • File Containers: .MP4(.M4V) and .MKV

  • Video Encoders: H.264(x264), MPEG-4 and MPEG-2 (libav), and Theora(libtheora)

  • Audio Encoders: AAC, CoreAudio AAC/HE-AAC (OS X Only), MP3, Flac, AC3, or Vorbis

  • Audio Pass-thru: AC-3, DTS, DTS-HD, AAC and MP3 tracks

  • Some remarkable features of HandBrake are mentioned below-
  • Title / Chapter selection

  • Queue up multiple encodes

  • Chapter Markers

  • Subtitles (VobSub, Closed Captions CEA-608, SSA, SRT)

  • Constant Quality or Average Bitrate Video Encoding

  • Support for VFR, CFR and VFR

  • Video Filters: Deinterlacing, Decomb, Detelecine, Deblock, Grayscale, Cropping and scaling

  • Live Video Preview

  • K9Copy

    K9Copy DVD Ripper

    K9Copy is an open-source and freely available DVD Ripping application of KDE DVD Backup tool. K9Copy can rip a dual layer DVD9 and convert it to a single layer DVD5. That means, it can fit the contents of a dual layer DVD on a single layer DVD. It can compress all the contents so that it can fit in a 4.7 GB DVD. 4.7 GB is the default configuration, you can compress it to further extent. Some remarkable features of K9Copy are-
  • The video stream is compressed to make contents fit in a 4.7GB recordable DVD,

  • DVD Burning,

  • Creation of ISO images,

  • Choosing which audio and subtitle tracks are to be copied,

  • Title preview (for video only).

  • Thoggen

    thoggen DVD ripper

    Thoggen is classic DVD ripping software for Linux. The users can get the benefit of the following features of Thoggen:
  • It is easy to use, with a nice graphical user interface (GUI).

  • It supports title preview, picture cropping, and picture resizing.

  • It supports language selection for audio track.

  • It can encodes source video into Ogg/Theora video.

  • It can encode video DVD files from local file directory.

  • To run Thoggen DVD backup utility in your linux machine you must have the following requirements in your system-
  • GStreamer core 0.10.14 or newer,

  • GStreamer plugins required: a52dec, mpeg2dec, dvddemux, dvdreadsrc, theoraenc, vorbisenc, oggmux, videorate

  • Gtk+ 2.10.0 or newer

  • libdvdread3 (version 0.9.4 or higher)

  • HAL, libhal, dbus, and the dbus GLib bindings.

  • Even though Linux is one of the best operating system with really advanced server side features, the availability of entertainment and multimedia utilities are sometimes disappointing. It is hard to identify the best DVD rippers for Linux and that is why we have done the research for you and identified the best DVD ripping tools for Linux.

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