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DVDibbler is an advanced GUI for the Mac OS X port of MEncoder. MEncoder allows you to rip DVDs and convert them into DivX format.

What's New

Version 1.8.4 adds the following:
  • Bug fix: When selected video codec is DV, advanced video options are now ignored as they are not used by LibDV.
  • Bug fix: Fixed PCM audio codec option.

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.2 or later

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Capn Hack Member IconComment+2
Capn Hack
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has anyone managed to get this working on 10.4.6?
my machine is a dual 2ghz g5 and ive installed everything using the developers own installers, yet the app always says app support has been incorrectly installed (despite the folder and binaries being there).
ill hold off rating this for now..

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Version 1.8.4
MacUpdate-Lon
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I'd say that given this software is about 3 years old, it won't work on OS X 10.4...

hypert Member IconComment+7
hypert
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For some reason, I had to go back to an old copy of StuffIt Expander (version 9) to unstuff this SIT file. Kept giving me errors w/ SuffIt 10, and the resulting PKG file wouldn't run.

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Version 1.8.4
Matrixstylemac Member IconComment+2
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Ok, the fact that it doesn't include all of the necessary files from one download is kind of a hassel...i'll submit to that. but ALL of the necessary files (a WHOPPING 3, including DvDibbler) are located on the developers page. None of the links gave me ANY problems whatsoever. Once you install mencoder and mplayer, you can rip your movies at BLAZING speed. I'm ripping "The Final Cut" at the moment at almost 2x. Granted, I'm on a dual 2.5Ghz G5, but on my 1Ghz G4 iMac i sustained around .5-.75x (Both systems have 1GB DDR). The occasional error saying that no audio encoder is selected is a mystery to me. It happens now and again, but i just quit and relaunch DVDibbler and it seems to be fine. Happy ripping!

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Version 1.8.4
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Anonymous
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Do not use this app!!! This is a frustrating little app. I don't know the tech end of these things very well, but this was a really poor program in my experience. I downoaded it, which was itself a hasle, as the download button didn't work. It also doesn't come with everything needed. You have to download the "binaries" and some font files or something. None of the buttons on any of the downloaded apps work correctly. They either do nothing or give cryptic error messages. A real waste of time!! Don't use this!!!

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Version 1.8.4
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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When I use cropping it introduces some green artifcating. Anyone know if there's a way to eliminate this?

Also, no matter how muhc I change the settings between slow and fast it encodes at the same basic speed. I suspect that large number of prints it performs is the culprit. Whenever I print a lot it slows my programs to a crawl. If this is opensource, maybe I'll reduce the printouts to every 1000 frames or so, as opposed to every 4.

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Version 1.8.4
Gianni Member IconComment+0
Gianni
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Quando cerco di rippare un DVD, sia con DvDibbler che con MEncoder ... mi dice:
No audio encoder (-oac) selected. Select one or use -nosound. Use -oac help!
Exiting...
cosa mi manca ???
Sono grato am chi mi dà un aiuto !
Gianni

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Version 1.8.4
Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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I was having this same problem ... I realized that it is caused ny trying to save a file to a location that contains a space (ie. /Volumes/Media HD/movie.avi) make sure that there are no spaces in your path to the movie and to where it will be saved.

Jan Panis Member IconComment+0
Jan Panis
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DVDibbler doesn't seem to work in OsX 10.3. I can't select a drive and it doesn't see a DVD. When I click check source settings or check output aspect, I get the message: DVDibbler Application support doesn't excist or has been incorrectly installed. See Help for instructions. But Help doesn't give any clue. What's wrong??

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Version 1.8.4
Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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To get the support files, open the installer and read the first two paragraphs. They have links to where you need to go to find them.

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Anonymous
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Ditto. It doesn't do anything in 10.3.4. It just claims to be improperly installed. Disappointing. Do not use this program if you have 10.3.4!!!

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Anonymous
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I'm in the same boat too... using 10.3, what a pain! Do you know of any other software worth while looking at?

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Anonymous
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Here's the bottome line: I can insert a DVD, click one button, "Create DivX File" and after about eight hours a have a copy of the DVD that will fit on a single CD-R or CD-RW or which can be left on my hard drive of my laptop for viewing during business trips. No other software I've tried has been capable of doing that on a consistent basis. There are many advanced video and audio settings that sound impressive but I never use them and understanding them and using them does not appear necessary to successfully copy DVD movies with acceptable quality. Like a Mac, this software simply works!

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Version 1.8.4
Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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What settings did you use. When I tried it the resulting file was too large to fit on a CD (~850MB).

Thanks

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Anonymous
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I love it. And I've really gotten into it now. Though Ron is right. I have some VIDEO_TS folders that I wouldn't mind cutting down to size.

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Version 1.8.4
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Anonymous
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I also get;

AltiVec found
Reading /Users/douwe/.mplayer/codecs.conf: 50 audio & 135 video codecs
File not found: 'frameno.avi'
Failed to open frameno.avi
Reading config file /Users/douwe/.mplayer/mencoder: No such file or directory
libdvdread: Could not open device with libdvdcss.
libdvdread: Can't open /dev/rdisk1 for reading
Couldn't open DVD device: /dev/rdisk1
Cannot open file/device.
Exiting...
[name]-Computer:~ [name]$

any idea?

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Version 1.8.4
Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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It's been a while since this question was posted but here's an answer.

Do not use the /dev/rdisk1 for the DVD Source Drive Path. Go into the Help menu then Available Drives. There should be a line that says:
"/dev/rdisk1 on /Volumes/TheUsualSuspects"
or what ever movie you have. Copy only the:
"/Volumes/TheUsualSuspects" then paste it into the DVD Source Drive Path. Then continue on. Hope this helps.

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Anonymous
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One more thing. It might still tell you:
Reading /Users/douwe/.mplayer/codecs.conf: 50 audio & 135 video codecs
File not found: 'frameno.avi'
Failed to open frameno.avi
Reading config file /Users/douwe/.mplayer/mencoder: No such file or directory
but don't worry about it unless it says exiting again. It should still work and the Terminal should start counting frames like its supposed to.

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Downloads 50,449
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Date 25 Aug 2003
Platform OS X / PPC 32
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