If you're not using the default mode
Rip data from DVD to harddisk before encoding most
of the functionality on this page is disabled, because
nothing has to be copied on your hardisk.
You have to read the DVD TOC and select a title here, that's all.
If you enter this page, the TOC list will be empty. Put the DVD
into your drive and press the button Read DVD Table of Contents.
dvd::rip will retrieve detailed information of every title.
Select title and rip
After reading the TOC dvd::rip creates a file named backup.rip
in the project's tmp/ directory. If you forget saving your
project, you can pick up this file instead. It's not possible
to continue a dvd::rip project without a project file, which
contains the DVD TOC!
You can select any title in the list, the biggest one is most likely
the one with the main movie of the DVD. All other options
(audio/viewing angle/chapters) will follow your title selecton
It's possible to select more than one title, using the Shift
and Ctrl keys. This way you can rip several titles to harddisk
in a row.
The title selection has another very important side-effect. All
subsequent steps apply to the selected title. (Refer to this short
discussion of the
behaviour of dvd::rip).
Once you selected a title you should select your primary audio track
from the correspondent popup (dvd::rip supports more than one audio track
in the resulting file, but that doesn't matter here). This doesn't affect
ripping (all audio tracks are ripped anyway), but the selected audio track
will be scanned for
The viewing angle affects ripping, because only the selected angle
will be extracted from the DVD. If you change this setting, you must
rip this title again.
dvd::rip can grab subtitle preview images during ripping. If you don't use
it you have to grab subtitle images later if you want to have previews.
Disadvantage of grabbing during ripping is that ripping is somewhat slower.
You can choose to disable preview grabbing, grab all subtitles or just
grab all subtitles of a specific language.
dvd::rip has a
you can switch on here. By default dvd::rip creates on file per title,
but with chapter mode you'll have one file per chapter. You can choose
between All and Selection.
If you set it to Selection a multi selection list
of all found chapters appears. Select as many chapters as you want (use
shift key to select ranges and ctrl key to add or remove single entries).
Sometimes very short and useless chapters are found during ripping.
dvd::rip will give
a corresponding warning message. You should de-select such short chapters
for later transcoding.
Note that vobsub creation (refer to
is disabled in chapter mode.
When you're done with your seetings you can press
View selected title/chapter(s). The
movie player you configured
for DVD playback will be used
to play your selection of title/chapter(s), audio channel and
If everything looks good you can actually start ripping your selection
of titles and chapters by presing the RIP selected title(s)/chapter(s)
Note: dvd::rip can't know the size of a specific title in advance, so as a rule of thumb you get a warning if your diskspace is below six GB.
Again the initialization of the process may need some time (up to
several minutes!), if your DVD is encrypted. With recent hardware
ripping a movie of 1:45h should take about 20-30 minutes.
Right after ripping dvd::rip will generate a preview image of the
ripped movie. This usually takes a few seconds, unless you're in the
on-the-fly or DVD image mode, where this may need a minute.