QuickRip (screenshots) is a DVD backup utility for GNU/Linux, with a Qt interface as well as a command line interface. It makes ripping DVDs onto your hard drive quick and easy, and so is ideal for those who aren't bothered about framerates, clipping, and other (usually) unnecessary options. Version 0.7 has just been released, bringing the basic list of features close to completion, but we'd like to see more feature requests, bug reports (or less!) and code submissions before we hit the 1.0 milestone to make QuickRip the best DVD backup utility for KDE.
QuickRip is the only DVD backup utility to use the Qt toolkit, as well as offering a command line interface, with full KDE and Gtk/GNOME interfaces in the works. It is unique in this approach, as well as its focus on ease of use. Other notable features include:
- The choice of one-pass, two-pass and three-pass encoding processes, to choose between speed and quality;
- The usual options for changing filesizes, languages (audio & subtitle), aspect ratios, dealing with interlaced DVDs, etc.;
- A special PDA mode that makes video files suitable to be viewed on a PDA screen
We'd like to hear users' views on what makes QuickRip good, and what they'd like to see in future releases. We'd also like to get a few more developers on board, to make the code even better, add requested features, and add features of their own. If you'd like to help out, visit the SourceForge project page and post in the forums, submit feature requests, submit bugs, and help us reach 1.0 to give KDE a really decent DVD backup program.