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Re: [vox-tech] Ripping DVDs
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Re: [vox-tech] Ripping DVDs

hi charles,

from http://freshrpms.net/apt/:

APT (Advanced Package Tool) is well know by debian users since it is
used by default with their dpkg package format. But apt has been ported
to work with rpm packages by Conectiva, which has now used it for some
time in their GNU/Linux distribution. The good news is that apt for rpm
may be used with any other rpm-based distribution! All you need is the
tool compiled for your version of rpm and at least a repository where
rpm packages and their apt metadata can be found.

so it appears that the rpm distros are beginning to wise up.   :)  the
webpage above gives:

1. downloads for "apt for rpm"
2. some examples on how to use "apt for rpm"
3. instructions on how to create your own apt repository.

basically, you can think of apt as a program which will automatically
install a redhat rpm package for you, along with all the packages it
depends on (if rpm apt is anything like deb apt).   to install transcode
using "apt for rpm", once you have "apt for rpm" installed, you prolly
do something like:

apt-get install transcode

and transcode.rpm along with all the packages it depends on will be
automagically downloaded onto your computer and installed.  quite a
useful tool!   once you get used to it, you'll wonder how you ever got
around without it.   i sure did!

stupid naive question: can you rip and burn DVD's and play them on your tv DVD
drive?  or are they only playable on a computer dvd drive?

i know nothing about dvd's other than they cost more to rent than video
tapes at blockbusters.  ;-)   do dvd's have something similar to
macrovision?  or do they rely solely on CSS?


begin Charles McLaughlin <cmclaughlin@ucdavis.edu> 
> I recently burned a DVD using a Mac and would like to make some changes to
> it, but I deleted all of my rendered video files.  I would like to extract
> the video off the DVD as mpeg2 files -- I gather this will involve
> "de-multiplexing" the .vob files on the DVD.
> I found a program called dvd::rip which is a GUI for another program called
> Transcode.  This Transcode program does what I need to do, but I'm having
> some problems getting it installed.  There are a several of dependencies
> that my system doesn't have.  I'm running Red Hat 8.  I've found that
> someone has an "apt repository" with a binary package for Red Hat 8.  What
> is an apt repository?  I'm used to using RPMs or using compiling via
> makefiles.  It appears that this site has an RPM for Transcode, but they say
> that it is an apt repository...  Here is the site:
> http://messlab.sourceforge.net/
> Do I need to install the apt program, then I will be able to use their RPMs?
> btw  I didn't use CSS when I burned the DVD  ;)
> Charles
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