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Tutorial on how Rip / Copy DVDs in Ubuntu using HandBrake. HandBrake is a very fast multithreaded cross•platform Transcoder available for Linux, Mac and Windows. Its primary purpose isn‘t to Rip DVDs. Its one of the best Transcoders available that just happens to be able to copy encrypted DVDs (as long as you have decrypting software such as libdvdcss2 installed).

Installation instructions for libdvdcss2 are detailed below.

Ubuntu 10.04, 10.10, 11.04: sudo apt•get install ubuntu-restricted-extras libdvdread4 sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/

Windows Software that can play DVDs rely on dll files to tell it how to read the encrypted disc for playback. In most free software, a common dll file called libdvdcss is used. By using libdvdcss combined with HandBrake, we will be able to decrypt our DVDs while we transcode, without any additional software. and copy the libdvdcss•2.dll file to the HankBrake installation folder Rename the file to libdvdcss.dll and restart HandBrake

ffmpeg -i input.m4v -vcodec copy -acodec copy out.mkv