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DVD Ripping for Ubuntu

by danjd2112 / April 1, 2015 12:16 PM PDT

Hello! I was wondering, is there a legal and free way to rip DVD's on Ubuntu 14.04? Thanks!

P.S. A non-free way is acceptable.

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by renegade600 / April 1, 2015 1:21 PM PDT
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technically there is no legal way to rip a dvd if you are in the US. Though you can legally create your own backup. it is not legal to bypass the encryption security that is on just about all dvds to create those backups - per the dmca. That said...

believe it or not, this is one of the very few things that windows does better than linux. You will find better and easier to use ripping utilities for windows.

ripping utilities include handbrake, acidrip, dvd::rip, k9copy, thoggen, vlc and others. most of them can be found in ubuntu software manager.

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Thank you
by danjd2112 / April 2, 2015 2:09 AM PDT
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Yeah, i meant as a backup. I should have been more specific. But thank you!

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No rip method.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 2, 2015 2:14 AM PDT
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Just duplicate the DVD. Unprotected Video-DVDs are simple copies in your CD/DVD/BD burning apps.

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steal it from KDE
by James Denison / April 4, 2015 7:31 AM PDT
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It's called K3b and available in the repository.

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