Rip DVD track

By | 26 Aug 2008

To rip a DVD track to a file, you need the transcode package and the encoders you’re going to use.

To rip a single track as ogg, use the command

transcode -i /dev/scd0 -x dvd -T 5,15 -a 0 -y null,ogg -o ~/Nasty.ogg

This would rip audio only (video goes to null) chapter 5, track 15 to the file Nasty.ogg.

transcode -i /dev/scd0 -x dvd -T 5,15 -a 0 -y null,raw -b 192 -o ~/Nasty.mp3

This one rips to a mp3 file. The codec is raw because transcode internally works with mp3.

UPDATE: The raw audio encoder is deprecated and tcaud should be used instead. Use this:

transcode -i /dev/scd0 -x null,dvd -y null,tcaud -T 1,8 -a 0 --lame_preset extreme -m outputfile.mp3

More information about how to use transcode is explained here:


Find out the longest DVD track using lsdvd:

lsdvd | grep Longest

Then dump that track with mplayer:

mplayer dvd://02 -v -dumpstream -dumpfile output.vob

Convert with avidemux, avconv or similar, e.g.:

avconv -i output.vob -map 0:0 -map 0:1 -qscale:0 8 -qscale:2 2 -filter:v yadif output.mp4

avconv -i output.vob -map 0:0 -map 0:1 -f avi -c:v mpeg4 -b:v 800k -g 300 -bf 2 -c:a libmp3lame -b:a 128k -async 30 output-en.avi

avconv -ss 00:24:02 -i output.vob -map 0:0 -map 0:1 -qscale:0 8 -qscale:2 2 -filter:v yadif -t 00:05:55 output.mp4

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