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The Popular Axxo Secrets on how to RIP DVD

Ripping a DVD to xvid or divx avi is really quite easy, if you have the right tools. You’ll first need to download DVD decrypter and auto gordian knot (autogk). DVD decrypter allows you to rip the raw DVD video and audio data off of your disk drive, decrypt the CSS protection, and finally remove any other protection schemes, such as Macrovision. AutoGK is a package of codecs and a GUI interface that will take the raw DVD data through an AV processing pipeline to produce a single windows video file.

Step 1: RIP

Put in a DVD and launch DVD Decrypter. Choose IFO (Information File) mode:
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Now make sure you’ve selected a destination for your files:
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Now you need to find which program chain to rip (PGC). Pick the one that’s the longest, or in the case of a TV dvd, the episode you want to rip:
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Everything’s set up. Just click the green arrow and wait about twenty minutes, after which you will have a set of files which look like this:

VTS_01_PGC_07 – Stream Information.txt

The whole ripping process shouldn’t take more than 5 minutes.

Step 2: ENCODE

Launch AutoGK and select the first .vob that you just ripped as an input file, and set an output file name:
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Now you need to select audio (choose the first one) and subtitles, if any:
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If you’re ripping a TV, set the preferred size to 350MB, if you’re ripping a movie, choose either 700MB or 1400MB, depending on your preference:
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Finally, click on advanced settings and choose MP3 VBR 128kbs:
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Then click “add job” and “start.” After all this, you’ll have a log that looks like the following:

[04/18/2008 9:07:27 AM] AutoGK 2.26
[04/18/2008 9:07:27 AM] OS: WinXP (5.1.2600).2
[04/18/2008 9:07:27 AM] Job started.
[04/18/2008 9:07:27 AM] Input file: J:\VIDEO_TS\VTS_01_0.IFO
[04/18/2008 9:07:27 AM] Output file: J:\Output.avi
[04/18/2008 9:07:27 AM] Output codec: XviD
[04/18/2008 9:07:27 AM] Audio 1: Unknown language AC3 2ch
[04/18/2008 9:07:27 AM] Subtitles: none
[04/18/2008 9:07:27 AM] Format: .AVI
[04/18/2008 9:07:27 AM] Target size: 350Mb
[04/18/2008 9:07:27 AM] Custom audio settings: VBR MP3 with average bitrate: 128Kbps
[04/18/2008 9:07:27 AM] Started encoding.
[04/18/2008 9:07:27 AM] Demuxing and indexing.
[04/18/2008 9:08:30 AM] Processing file: J:\VIDEO_TS\VTS_01_PGC_04_1.VOB
[04/18/2008 9:08:30 AM] Source resolution: 720×480
[04/18/2008 9:08:30 AM] Found NTSC source.
[04/18/2008 9:08:30 AM] Source aspect ratio: 4:3
[04/18/2008 9:08:30 AM] Analyzing source.
[04/18/2008 10:28:40 AM] Source is considered to be hybrid (mostly NTSC).
[04/18/2008 10:28:40 AM] Looking for optimal hybrid thresholds.
[04/18/2008 10:28:45 AM] Found threshold of: 1.38
[04/18/2008 10:28:45 AM] Output will contain 38690 frames
[04/18/2008 10:28:45 AM] Decoding audio.
[04/18/2008 10:29:16 AM] Normalizing audio.
[04/18/2008 10:29:28 AM] Encoding audio.
[04/18/2008 10:31:57 AM] Audio1 size: 17,708,400 bytes (16.89 Mb)
[04/18/2008 10:31:57 AM] Overhead: 1,547,648 bytes (1.48 Mb)
[04/18/2008 10:31:57 AM] Video size: 347,745,552 bytes (331.64 Mb)
[04/18/2008 10:31:57 AM] Running compressibility test.
[04/18/2008 10:35:01 AM] Duration was: 3 minutes 4 seconds
[04/18/2008 10:35:01 AM] Speed was: 12.61 fps.
[04/18/2008 10:35:01 AM] Compressibility percentage is: 55.96
[04/18/2008 10:35:01 AM] Chosen resolution is: 560×416 ( AR: 1.35 )
[04/18/2008 10:35:01 AM] Predicted comptest value is: 73.79%
[04/18/2008 10:35:01 AM] Running first pass.
[04/18/2008 11:02:56 AM] Duration was: 27 minutes 55 seconds
[04/18/2008 11:02:56 AM] Speed was: 23.10 fps.
[04/18/2008 11:02:56 AM] Expected quality of first pass size: 76.04%
[04/18/2008 11:02:56 AM] Running second pass.
[04/18/2008 11:42:42 AM] Duration was: 39 minutes 46 seconds
[04/18/2008 11:42:43 AM] Speed was: 16.22 fps.
[04/18/2008 11:42:43 AM] Job finished. Total time: 2 hours 35 minutes 15 seconds

Step 3: WATCH

You’re done. Delete all the non .avi files and enjoy the fruits of your ripping.

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Linux: Find Files Containing Text

Because of our being forgetful in nature, we oftentimes forget the files that we have created. We can only be fortunate if we can still remember the path, folder, or directory where we have stored those missing files. If that’s the case, it would never be a big deal then. However, trully this a big problem and even painful if we can’t even remember where we have placed the missing files in our computer. “Simple,” I’m hearing you… “find it.” Yeah, we can find it. But wait, do you know the filename?

Forgetting files and forgetting the filenames are most common in us. I will never believe somebody out there have a photographic memory and has never experienced missing some of the files he had created before. For sure, we all have gone through that frightening experience especially if the file that is missing is so precious to us.

In Windows, this problem can easily be addressed just by using the find or search tool in the Start menu. Can you remember some texts or phrases in the filename? Use “find files with names” and unleash the power of the wildcard character (*). For example, if you can only remember the word “statistic” in the filename, then search for “*statistic*” and that will search for files with the word “statistic” in the filename. “I can’t even remember a word in the filename,” again I can hear you saying that. Well, I don’t think you can’t even remeber even a single word in the file content itself. If you can’t remember even a word or phrase in the filename then go for the file content itself. In Windows, still you can search for files containing some texts that you specify in your “find files containing text” input box. That will absolutely solve your problem of forgetting words in the filename itself.

However, if you are in Linux, the whole thing would be more different and complex than it is in Windows especially if you are just a normal user dependent on the GUI interface. Linux is more on executing commands from a shell.

So if you are a normal user and that you are facing the “missing files” problem in Linux, don’t worry, I will show you the most common methods in solving this issue:

Find files that contain a text string

grep -lir “text to find” *

The -l switch outputs only the names of files in which the text occurs (instead of each line containing the text), the -i switch ignores the case, and the -r descends into subdirectories.

Find files containing search terms on Ubuntu

To find files containing keywords, linux has a powerful command called grep, which you can use to find the lines inside any file or a list of files.

grep -i -n ‘text to search’ *

List files containing text

Used to recursively search a directory for files containing a string, output the names of the files and the line number. This will search all regular files in for .

grep –with-filename –line-number `find -type f`