I'd agree with BrianD - check out DeVeDe. The repositories are the places where program 'packages' are stored, ready for you to download and install. As is common with Linux, there's more than one way to install programs from the repos - Software Manager, Synaptic and command line. They all use the same repos, just different approaches. Try using the Software Manager first, it's in the Administration menu. Just type DeVeDe in the search space, click 'install' and it'll do everything for you. Once Software Manager has done its thing you'll start DeVeDe from a new menu entry which I guess will appear in Applications>Sound & Video. No need to turn your laptop off and then back on again. Hope this helps, regardsForum rules
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rsxhawk wrote:Try Handbrake. I loved this program when I was using Windows full-time. What I used to do was take a DVD and re-author it inside of DVD Shrink so that it would only rip the actual movie file, none of the extras like menus and special features or previews. Once DVD Shrink gave me that output file (I believe it was a .vob file) I would take it and put it inside handbrake and convert it into an .mp4 or .m4v. You can tell the program what quality you want the compressed file to be, so obviously the greater the quality the bigger the file. I made a ton of mp4's around a gig a piece, possibly lower if I needed it and the quality is still pretty dang good.
Try the following:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stebbins/handbrake-releases
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install handbrake-gtk
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