Sunday, September 23, 2007

How to install RipIt4Me, DVDShrink and DVDDecrypter in Linux

Although there are some very good programs for dvd ripping and dvd backup under Linux such as devede and k9copy many window users that have moved to Linux still prefer using dvddecrypter and dvdshrink. Therefore they have a dual boot system just to use those programs! In this guide I will explain how it is possible to install dvdshrink and dvddecrypter under Linux using wine. Wine is an Open Source implementation of the Windows API on top of X, OpenGL, and Unix. In other words think of Wine as a compatibility layer for running Windows programs as it is described in its official home page.

For the following tutorial I will be using wine 0.9.45, dvd shrink, DVDDecrypter and RipIt4Me You must also find and download those 2 dlls, mfc42.dll and msvcp60.dll. They can also be found in a windows installation in C:\Windows\System32 folder. For the rest of the guide I suppose that you have all of these files under ~/downloads folder.

I have completed the installation and rip process in a Fedora 7 32bit system. Therefore I don't know if it works in other distributions. I believe it should. Please report if you achieve it under another Linux distribution.
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