Are there any DVD Rippers without Transcoding?
Anyone who's used dvd-decrypter on windows in the past knows what I mean. It would be incredibly useful to be able to copy the VIDEO_TS folder directly from disc to hdd. Then it can be burned to a dual-layer disc as is, or compressed to burn to a 4.7 GB dvd, or stipped of menus and fiddled with, or converted to avi if that's your thing.
At the moment I'm still using windows app's running via wine to do things like that (DVDFab to rip and DVD2One to compress). So far I cannot find any native tool that can JUST rip a dvd, inc menus.
Everytime I find a linux dvdripper I end up disappointed. I think what's really annoying about tools like these is that they are not what they say on the tin.
They TRANSCODE the source files from dvd compliant vobs to avi's. How is that the same as something like DVDdecrypter which actually just ripped the dvd from disc to the hdd? Leaving it fully intact and untouched (less the copy protection)
They are not true dvd-rippers. As far as I know there is no native linux dvd-ripper.
mplayer actually comes closest for me coz it can easily dump the main film as a huge vob. But still, it's not the same as being able to make a proper backup of your dvd's.