DVDibbler
DVDibbler 1.8.4
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GUI to rip DVDs to DivX format with MEncoder.   Free
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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
PPC, Mac OS X 10.2 or later








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ver. 1.x:
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Matrixstylemac commented on 31 Mar 2005
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!
[Version 1.8.4]


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Anonymous reviewed on 06 Aug 2004
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!!!
[Version 1.8.4]


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Anonymous reviewed on 30 Jun 2004
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.
[Version 1.8.4]


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Anonymous reviewed on 31 Jan 2004
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!
[Version 1.8.4]

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Anonymous commented on 16 Jun 2004
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 reviewed on 02 Jan 2004
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.
[Version 1.8.4]


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Anonymous reviewed on 09 Dec 2003
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?
[Version 1.8.4]

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Anonymous commented on 02 Jan 2004
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 commented on 02 Jan 2004
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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Anonymous reviewed on 25 Nov 2003
you can take files from your HD

just in where the source is put the path of your Video_ts folder

~/ puts you to your home dir if you need that
[Version 1.8.4]


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Anonymous reviewed on 14 Sep 2003
Interface is a little different from the others availible but has mor control if you know what you are doing.
[Version 1.8.4]


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Anonymous reviewed on 11 Sep 2003
DVDibbler seems to work well enough, at least as well as ffmpegX and it is free. It offers easy access to many options and produces good quality video files if you chose the right settings. Experimentation is the key here.

The only feature I would really like to see added to DVDibbler is the ability to take input from my hard drive - VIDEO_TS folders, VOB files, etc. Not all of us want to use it just for making "fair use copies" of DVDs.
[Version 1.8.4]


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Anonymous reviewed on 29 Jul 2003
That error from mencoder means it's missing certain support; that either means that you need to get a newer version, or possibly recompile your current version with different command line options.
[Version 1.8.3]


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Capn Hack had trouble on 17 May 2006
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..
[Version 1.8.4]

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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 17 May 2006
I'd say that given this software is about 3 years old, it won't work on OS X 10.4...
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hypert had trouble on 11 Jan 2006
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.
[Version 1.8.4]


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Type:Multimedia Design : Video
License:Free
Date:25 Aug 2003
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
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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.


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