HandBrake is a video transcoder GUI tool that can be used to re-encode video files or rip DVDs.
Installing HandBrake is easy:
$ sudo apt install handbrake
How to rip DVDs
- Make sure that libdvdcss is installed.
- Insert the DVD disc. Once it is mounted by the OS, choose File -> DVD name. This will scan the DVD and all the video files will be listed in the Titles dropdown along with their durations.
- Since DVD videos are just 720x480, there is no point in unsampling them to higher resolution (wasting time). So in the Preset dropdown choose General -> Fast 480p30.
- Go to the Video tab, in the Video Encoder dropdown choose
- Go to the Subtitles tab and choose these:
- Set Selection Behavior to First Track Matching Selected Languages.
- Add English to the list of Selected Languages.
- Choose Burn-in the subtitle.
- In the Save As provide a file name for the
- Press Start to start ripping.
- Use Add To Queue to queue up multiple titles to rip continuously. You still need to specify the filenames individually. To see the queue of ripping tasks at any time, click the Queue button.
- Use Queue -> Add Multiple option to specify all the titles and filenames in one go and queue them up for ripping. This is useful for ripping episodes of a TV show DVD.
Tried with: HandBrake 1.5.1 and Ubuntu 22.04
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