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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 (I have tested everything using all latest versions up to wine 0.9.48), 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.

First of all you must install wine. You can download it from here , although I recommend you to use your distro's package manager.

At this time wine 0.9.48 is in Fedora's repositories. I tried the same procedure and it failed when I tried to "Create PSL' from RipIt4Me. Maybe it will be fixed again in a later version. Therefore Fedora users can download wine 0.9.45 rpms from here exctract it and install wine by typing:

$ sudo rpm -hiv wine*.rpm

For Ubuntu users install wine by typing:

$ sudo apt-get install wine

So if you get an error message when you try to 'Create PSL' like this one 'Failed to load the IFOs!!! Please report this error on the forum! In the meantime, you can use Wizard mode, skip Step2 and Step3 (the PSL and ripping steps) and try the cleanup once more' here it is what to do. Before pressing the 'Create PSL' button in RipIt4Me create a directory named OriginalIFOs inside the directory you have selected as 'Target directory for DVD files'. In there copy all the contents of the ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/temp/TempIFOs directory apart from the file RipIt4Me which I will show you how to create later. Next you can press the 'Create PSL' button and the files will be copied just fine!

**Note: Thanks to Eck from wihehq.org for that fix!

So, let's move on to the installation procedure.

First we will install DVD Shrink.

$ cd ~/downloads
$ wine dvdshrink32setup.exe

The dvdshrink setup wizard will start.

Continue with installation procedure as you would normally do if you were in windows. Untic 'Create a desktop icon' and the 'Launch DVD Shrink' box and click finish.

Now go back to the console and type:

$ winecfg

In that window click the 'Add application...' (1) button, navigate to Program Files -> DVD Shrink folder and open 'DVD Shrink 3.2.exe'. Select it from the list (2) and in the windows box select 'Windows XP' (3). Click 'Apply' to save the settings and then 'OK'.

Launch dvdshrink by typing:

$ wine 'C:\Program Files\DVD Shrink\DVD Shrink 3.2.exe'

Select Edit -> Preferences and in the File I/O tab -> untic 'Enable burning with Nero (1).

Now close DVD Shrink.

Next we will install DVDDecrypter. Go back to your console and type:

$ wine SetupDVDDecrypter_3.5.4.0.exe

DVD Decrypter installation wizard should start. Click next. Untic 'Desktop Icon' and 'Quick Launch Icon' and again click next. Continue with the installation and don't allow dvd decrypter to check for a newer version over the net. Untic 'Run DVD Decrypter' and click the Finish button.

When the installation completes type:

$ winecfg

In that window click the 'Add application...' (1) button and navigate to Program Files -> DVD Decrypter folder and open 'DVDDecrypter.exe'. Select it from the list (2) and in the windows box select Windows NT 4.0 (3). Click 'Apply' to save the settings and then 'OK'.

Run DVD Decryptor with the following command:

$ wine 'C:\Program Files\DVD Decrypter\DVDDecrypter.exe'

DVDDecrypter window should appear.

Close it and let's move on to RipIt4Me installation. Type the following commands in a console.

$ cp mfc42.dll msvcp60.dll ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32/
$ mkdir ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/RipIt4Me
$ cp RipIt4Me.exe ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/RipIt4Me/
$ mkdir ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/temp/TempIFOs
$ echo "Welcome to RipIt4Me" > ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/temp/TempIFOs/RipIt4Me

The installation process is completed! Insert the dvd you want to back up and mount it. Some distributions automount dvds while in others you have to do this manually. Either way after mounting the dvd go back to the wine configuration window by typing:

$ winecfg
and from the 'Drives' tab click 'Autodetect...' (1).Your dvd movie should appear in the 'Drive mappins' list (2). Click 'Apply' and then 'Ok'.

Now you are ready to start your back up. Run RipIt4Me by typing:

$ wine ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/RipIt4Me/RipIt4Me.exe

The RipIt4Me window will appear. Here go to Logs/Settings -> Preferences and untic "Check for updates at startup'. Click 'Ok' and you are ready. Here you can find a guide on how to use ripit4me along with dvdshrink and dvddecrypter . You can burn the final files using k3b or you preferable Linux burning program.

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dvd decriptor works fine, dvd shrink gets almost done analizing and says it cant read drive D:, ripit4me crashes when I click wizard monde
Brandon , August 06, 2008
I'd tried to use k9copy, as well as dvd95... neither worked. I tried these in VirtualBox... it didn't work. This worked like a charm!
Anon , December 17, 2008
I am glad to hear that it worked for you Anon. smilies/cheesy.gif
axel , December 19, 2008
This worked like a charm. Everything is working. Thank you for this extremely good, easy to understand tutorial !smilies/grin.gif
Hollyecho Montgomery , May 15, 2010
Wow! It's good to know that you this guide still works after 2 years!
axel , May 16, 2010
RipIt4Me - installation problem - unable to find *.dll
Thanks in advance for looking into this post. Also thanks for putting such a detailed guide.

I have followed the instructions and completed the installations but when I start RipIt4Me, I ran into the problem of not findding the *.dlls. I very appreciate if anyone can point out what I am doing wrong or what I am missing.

As of now my installation status is:
Ubuntu 10.04
Wine 1.2-rc3
DVD Shrink
DVD Decrypter
mfc42.dll and msvcp60.dll copied to ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32/ from XP installation disk
FixVTS is downloaded but no installed

and here is what I get:

danial@nix-pc:~$ wine ~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/RipIt4Me/RipIt4Me.exe
err:module:import_dll Loading library MFC42.DLL (which is needed by L"Csmilies/tongue.gifrogram FilesRipIt4MeRipIt4Me.exe") failed (error c0000020).
err:module:import_dll Loading library MSVCP60.dll (which is needed by L"Csmilies/tongue.gifrogram FilesRipIt4MeRipIt4Me.exe") failed (error c0000020).
err:module:LdrInitializeThunk Main exe initialization for L"Csmilies/tongue.gifrogram FilesRipIt4MeRipIt4Me.exe" failed, status c0000135

Any help, idea, walk thru, and most importantly your time is very appreciated.

Danial , June 18, 2010
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MAMONTOVLEONID , December 30, 2010
Terrific Guide!
Thanks a lot for this. I had tried installing DVDDecrypter and couldn't get anything working. This is great!
Sredni , March 11, 2012

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