Drip 0.9.0 review

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Drip is a DVD to DIVX conversion application

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
File size: 802K
Developer: Jarl van Katwijk
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Drip is a DVD to DIVX conversion application. It's made up out two applications: a DVD reader and a DIVX encoder. The reader is a GUI for the GNOME environment, the DIVX encoder a text mode tool.

You wont have to learn to use the textmode tool, because the GUI also is a frontend for it. Drip is not yet usable for NTSC (Region1) DVDs because those are prepared differently as PAL DVDs.

Here are some key features of "Drip":
Utilisation of avifile encoding, so much avifile codecs support, o.a. MSMPEG4, OpenDIVX and Xvid encoding support
MP3 audio encoding, also dual channel.
DVD reading, based on libraries libdvdread and libdvdcss
Subpictures overlaying (not as seperate data)
Automatic clipping, blurring and scaling of video stream
Deinterlacing of PAL video (Not for interlaced NTSC material, but helps a little)
DVDdb support and DVD header pasring for automatic DIVX naming
Terminal only encoding ('dripencoder')
Plugin filters for audio and video.
Many other options and logic for ONE RUN divx creation

A recent version (1.2 or later) of the GNOME environment.
nasm and automake-1.5 or later to compile.
A Unix OS with GNU development and DVD support (UDF or ISO9660), like linux 2.4
libdvdcss-1.2.2 for handling DVD data.
libdvdread-0.9.3 for parsing DVD disk info.
For mpeg2 and a52 decoding, install both libmpeg2 0.2.1 and liba52
xvid 0.9.2
avifile 0.7.34 or later for divx;-) encoding.
Image Magick for the ImageMagick filter.
gcc 3.2.x to compile.
libmpeg2 0.3.1

NTSC deinterlacing.
Complete PCM handling. PCM audio tends to go out of sync with current code. Need more testing material..
Chapter handling. Drip offers Program Chain and angle selection, but not seperate chapters.

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