Winki the Ripper0.4.5

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Winki The Ripper aims to be the easiest program for video encoding.





Winki The Ripper aims to be the easiest program for video encoding. It is actually just a graphical frontend for GNOME written in python to command line tools like mencoder, oggenc, mkvtoolnix, mplayer and lsdvd.

Please be advised that the use of some of the tools you need for "Winki the Ripper" may not be legal in some countries. Please check this out yourself for the country you live in. We strongly advise not to use illegal tools, but it is not our job to make sure in which country which of the possibly needed tools may be forbidden or restricted.

Here are some key features of "Winki the Ripper":

Supported input formats

· Multimedia file (does not work very well still)

Supported output formats

· VCD/SVCD (limited to 1 video, 1 audio and no subtitle streams)
· Multimedia matroska or ogm file (limited to 1 video, 3 audio and 3 subtitle streams)
· Multiple chunk output
· Predefined and custom size output chunks
· Easy crop detection
· Preview settings before rip
· Bulgarian, German, Polish and Spain translations


In order to install Winki The Ripper you have to satisfy these dependencies

· python interpreter (version 2.3 or higher required)
· python-gtk
· python-glade
· python-distutils (debian: since version 1.5.2 distutils is included in python-dev) You will need this package if you want to use the installation script.
· mencoder
· mplayer
· lsdvd

audio compressor

· lame or
· oggenc (recommended)


· ogm tools or
· mkvtoolnix (recommended)
· dvb-mplex (if you want to create VCD/SVCD)
· vcdimager (if you want to create VCD/SVCD)
· libdvdcss (if you want support for encrypted DVDs and the law in your country permits it's usage)


· it works with the english versions of mplayer, mencoder and lsdvd only
· it works with the newest versions of mplayer and mencoder only (dvd://1 syntax)
· it cannot use external audio or subtitles files
· the program does not check the HDD free space before encoding
· no support for the GTK build in support for people with disabilities

What's New in This Release:

· lower CPU usage while encoding (put thread to sleep)
· corrected call to mplayer in vnc which caused crash
· file name quoting (using single quotes)
· option for adding arguments to the mplayer command line in preview mode
· allow selecting the default output foder in the GUI
Last updated on September 10th, 2007
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