shrip is an application for ripping and encoding DVDs into AVI, OGM, MKV, or MP4 files. It relies on OGMRip to perform its tasks. It also supports a wide variety of codecs such as MPEG4, XviD, Theora, and H.264 for video, Vorbis, MP3, AAC, AC3, DTS, and WAV for audio, and VobSub and Srt for subtitles.
Versatile Encoder allows you to encode your own videos into good quality DivX files. The input can be a sequence of files (as generated by blender), a single file (if you want to recompress something), or a VCD (if you need to back up a movie). This piece of software tries to guess good defaults and to help the user in making choices.
MP3FS is a read-only FUSE filesystem that transcodes FLAC audio files to MP3 on the fly when opened and read. It is useful to enable the use of your FLAC collection with software and/or hardware that only understands MP3s. It is also a novel alternative to traditional MP3 encoder applications. Just use your favorite file browser to select the files you want encoded, and copy them somewhere.
The dvdauthor module allows you to create a structure of menus, titles, and titlesets (including the VMGM menu) in an object-oriented manner. It can cross-reference commands (typically in <pre> and <post> tags in the dvdauthor .xml) with the actual location of a particular video. For example: "jump f:%s" % thismenu.id would be turned into "jump titleset 2 menu 3" if it was added to the second titleset as the third menu. This allows you to build complex interactive DVDs.