Drip is a DVD to DIVX conversion application. It's made up out two applications: a DVD reader and a DIVX encoder. The reader is a GUI for the GNOME environment, the DIVX encoder a text mode tool.
You wont have to learn to use the textmode tool, because the GUI also is a frontend for it. Drip is not yet usable for NTSC (Region1) DVDs because those are prepared differently as PAL DVDs.
Here are some key features of "Drip":
· Utilisation of avifile encoding, so much avifile codecs support, o.a. MSMPEG4, OpenDIVX and Xvid encoding support
· MP3 audio encoding, also dual channel.
· DVD reading, based on libraries libdvdread and libdvdcss
· Subpictures overlaying (not as seperate data)
· Automatic clipping, blurring and scaling of video stream
· Deinterlacing of PAL video (Not for interlaced NTSC material, but helps a little)
· DVDdb support and DVD header pasring for automatic DIVX naming
· Terminal only encoding ('dripencoder')
· Plugin filters for audio and video.
· Many other options and logic for ONE RUN divx creation
· A recent version (1.2 or later) of the GNOME environment.
· nasm and automake-1.5 or later to compile.
· A Unix OS with GNU development and DVD support (UDF or ISO9660), like linux 2.4
· libdvdcss-1.2.2 for handling DVD data.
· libdvdread-0.9.3 for parsing DVD disk info.
· For mpeg2 and a52 decoding, install both libmpeg2 0.2.1 and liba52
· xvid 0.9.2
· avifile 0.7.34 or later for divx;-) encoding.
· Image Magick for the ImageMagick filter.
· gcc 3.2.x to compile.
· libmpeg2 0.3.1
· NTSC deinterlacing.
· Complete PCM handling. PCM audio tends to go out of sync with current code. Need more testing material..
· Chapter handling. Drip offers Program Chain and angle selection, but not seperate chapters.