Friday 19 March 2021

How to rip DVD disc on Ubuntu

 I used HandBrake application and it was incredibly easy and fast.

To install it, we need to add developer's package repository first:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stebbins/handbrake-releases
$ sudo apt-get update

HandBrake installation:

$ sudo apt-get install handbrake-cli handbrake-gtk
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
handbrake-gtk is already the newest version (1:
The following NEW packages will be installed
0 to upgrade, 1 to newly install, 0 to remove and 35 not to upgrade.
Need to get 8,623 kB of archives.
After this operation, 40.9 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Get:1 focal/main amd64 handbrake-cli amd64 1: [8,623 kB]
Fetched 8,623 kB in 3s (3,041 kB/s)        
Selecting previously unselected package handbrake-cli.
(Reading database ... 351992 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../handbrake-cli_1%3a1.3.3.1-zhb-1ppa1~focal1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking handbrake-cli (1: ...
Setting up handbrake-cli (1: ...

After this, the application is installed and we can run it by clicking on its exotically looking icon:

This is the main window of the application:

To rip the DVD disc we need to click on Open Source icon and select the DVD drive. Once this is done, HandBrake automatically reads all video sections (titles) from the DVD (these are videos that we can choose from the main menu that is displayed when we play DVD):

All we have to do now is to select a title and press Start. This will rip selected title into a new m4v (mp4) video file on your local disk. This has to be repeated for each title. Job done!

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