AcidRip is a Gtk2::Perl application for ripping and encoding DVD's. It neatly wraps MPlayer and MEncoder, which I think is pretty handy, seeing as MPlayer is by far the best bit of video playing kit around for Linux.
As well as creating a simple Graphical Interface for those scared of getting down and dirty with MEncoders command line interface, It also automates the process in a number of ways:
· Parses DVD into contents tree
· Finds longest title
· Calculate video bitrate for given filesize
· Finds black bands and crops them
· Gives suggestions for improved performance
· Other stuff!
Acidrip is *NOT* an encoding program. It does not do a single bit of encoding by itself. It can not do anything complicated that MEncoder can not do, e.g. output to VCD format etc... Feature requests are always welcome but please be very sure that is within the "jurisdiction" of my program.
· As well as obviously needing MPlayer and MEncoder properly installed with all the things you like for it, AcidRip also requires a little c program I also am writing, called lsdvd which reads and prints the contents of a dvd to your terminal in plain, but