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QuickRip DVD

QuickRip is a basic DVD ripper for GNU/Linux written in Python and PyQt. It lacks options to fine-tune how you want to rip your DVD, but it makes ripping quick and easy, and so is ideal for those who aren't bothered about framerates, clipping, and other unecessary options. It uses mplayer and transcode to retrieve DVD info and rip the tracks.

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  •  05 Mar 2004 18:31

    Release Notes: This release only has a CLI, but needs testing so that vastly extending the feature set can proceed. The base system uses threads when running external programs. The base system should be far more reliable, as well as easier to debug and easier to extend. The CLI has been similarly rewritten. There is now a logging system to help users and developers.

    •  01 Aug 2003 00:46

      Release Notes: The ETA is displayed in the Qt progress dialogue. There is a choice of DivX and XviD video codecs. Video bitrate can be set manually. Cropping is properly autodetected to remove black borders. The DVD device path can be set. The Qt GUI has changed to more closely comply with KDE HIG. output.py is now included.

      •  29 Jul 2003 11:59

        Release Notes: This release now provides an ETA displayed in the Qt progress dialogue, a choice of DivX and XviD video codecs, the ability to manually set the video bitrate, automatic cropping to remove black borders, changes to make the Qt GUI more closely comply with the KDE HIG, the option of the DVD device path, and an output.py script.

        •  13 Jun 2003 22:10

          Release Notes: This release adds the ability to rip DVD tracks with one-pass, two-pass and three-pass encodes, allowing the user to make the choice between the speed of the process and the quality of the resultant file. Users can also choose to resize the video for PDAs. Many bugs have also been fixed, and the code has been improved.

          •  29 Apr 2003 11:18

            Release Notes: The paths to mplayer, mencoder, and tcprobe, the default output directory, and deinterlacing and aspect ratios for mencoder can now be set in a ~/.quickriprc configuration file. Settings can be changed through both the CLI and GUI. Various bugfixes were made, including a quit option in the CLI. The Rip DVD button in the GUI is now only enabled when sufficient options have been set, and the ripping process has been sped up.

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