Thoggen is a DVD backup utility ('DVD ripper') for Linux,
based on GStreamer
Thoggen should work just fine for the most part, but make still sure to
check the list of
How is it different from all the others?
Thoggen is designed to be easy and straight-forward to use. It attempts
to hide the complexity many other transcoding tools expose and tries to
offer sensible defaults that work okay for most people most of the time.
Easy to use, with a nice graphical user interface (GUI)
Supports title preview, picture cropping, and picture resizing.
Language Selection for audio track (no subtitle support yet though)
Encodes into Ogg/Theora video
Can encode from local directory with video DVD files
Based on the GStreamer multimedia framework, which makes it
fairly easy to add additional encoding formats/codecs in future.
Ogg/Theora: - Theora video with
Vorbis audio in an
Ogg container (in
case you have not heard of Theora before: it is basically
what Vorbis is for audio - a patent-free, royalty-free
codec that can be implemented by anone and is supported
by recent versions of all major media players on all
More formats, like MPEG4/divx/xvid in AVI etc., will be
added once the core functionality has been finished and
GStreamer core 0.10.14 or newer
GStreamer plugins required: a52dec, mpeg2dec, dvddemux, dvdreadsrc,
theoraenc, vorbisenc, oggmux, videorate, and others (see README for
details of versions required)
Gtk+ 2.10.0 or newer
libdvdread3 (version 0.9.4 or higher)
HAL, libhal, dbus, and the dbus GLib bindings