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Linux DVD backup made easy.

Latest: thoggen repository migrated to git (17 June 2009)


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thoggen 0.7.1

You can find the list of required dependencies here.

Fedora Core users might want to check out the GStreamer Fedora download page, while RedHat 9.0 users might want to check out the GStreamer RedHat download page. Debian users will find all required packages in debian sid/unstable, but will probably also want to install the libdvdcss2 library package from Christian Marillat's apt repository or some other repository. More details can be found in the Ubuntu restricted formats wiki page. Ubuntu users will find everything they need in Ubuntu Gutsy or Hoary.


Known Issues

  • Thoggen is SLOW
    Make sure you are using libtheora-1.0beta2 or newer, which contains a whole bunch of optimisations and speeds up encoding a lot, at least on x86/x86-64 CPUs.
  • DTS audio streams
    Thoggen will ignore audio streams in DTS format unless the GStreamer dtsdec plugin is installed (which depends on libdts, which is in debian but isn't shipped in all distros). If a title has only audio streams in DTS format, the title won't show up in the title list at all. Usually DVDs ship audio streams in other audio formats as well, so this shouldn't be a problem.
  • Sound/audio level in output is very low or voices cannot be heard properly
    This is a known issue with a52dec downsampling, whether it really is a problem might vary from DVD to DVD or title to title. It's fixed in gst-plugins-ugly CVS (gst-plugins-ugly 0.10.7 is scheduled to be released on February 18, 2008 and should have the fix as well).
  • Issues on PPC
    Some people on PPC experience crashes when thoggen starts the encoding. This seems to be due to a compiler bug. If you come across this, make sure your libmpeg2 has been compiled using gcc-3.4 or newer. See GStreamer bug #154431 for more details.


Older Versions

thoggen 0.7.0

thoggen 0.6.0

thoggen 0.4.2

thoggen 0.4.1

thoggen 0.4

thoggen 0.3

thoggen 0.2

thoggen 0.1


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