While rummaging through my projects folder I’ve discovered the following script, I’ve written some time ago. It’s a script that rips the longest track from a DVD, but doesn’t compress them. That preserves all the languages, subtitles and doesn’t introduce new compression artifacts. But at the expense of disk space, that’s not too valuable nowadays, a DVD needs about 5 to 7 GB.
You’ll need lsdvd and transcode installed in order to run this script.
#!/bin/bash # # shellrip.sh − Copyright © 2006 by Patrick Staehlin <email@example.com> # # Rips the vob's from a DVD in 1 GB chunks. # # Usage: # ./shellrip.sh [tracknr] [target_dir] # # The default tracknr is the longest track on the disk. # If you don't specify target_dir, the dîrectory will be the dvd's title. # lsdvd /dev/dvd > tmpout 2> /dev/null title=`grep "Disc Title" tmpout | cut -c 13-` trackToRip=`grep "Longest" tmpout | cut -c 16-` rm tmpout if [ "x$2" != "x" ]; then title=$2 fi titleAbs=`pwd`/$title; if [ "x$1" != "x" ]; then if [ $trackToRip = $1 ]; then mkdir $title; cd $title; else trackToRip=$1; mkdir $title; cd $title; mkdir $1; cd $1; titleAbs=$titleAbs/$1; title="$title-$1"; fi else mkdir $title; cd $title; fi echo "DVD: $title will rip $trackToRip"; dr_exec tccat -t dvd -T $trackToRip,-1,1 -i /dev/dvd 2> /dev/null | dr_splitpipe -f $titleAbs/nav.log 1024 $titleAbs/$title vob 2> /dev/null | tcextract -a 0 -x ac3 -t vob | tcdecode -x ac3 | tcscan -x pcm