Before we start, make sure you have Plenty of spare room on your drive and plenty of time to have your computer work.
The rough steps (to be worked out in the near future)
- Open K3B, put a DVD in your DVD drive.
- At the left-top of the K3B Window, click on the DVD-icon just above the mention of the Home folder.
- Automatically the longest title on the DVD will be selected, likely to be your movie.
Right-click on it and select copy. Give it a good place on your harddisk, remember where you put it.
The actual backupping is done now. Now the part starts where you encode it to a .avi file
- From K3B menu select: Tool -> Encode Video
- Under the K3B DVD ripping file, click the blue-folder icon and select the .XML file in the folder you just backupped the movie to.
- After the "Final AVI file name:" label, you'll see a "/home/username", make this /home/username/movie.avi It is the name of the file to create.
- Next select how large you want your AVI. As a first start 1 disk of 700mb sounds about right. Defaults are pretty decent, no need to change.
- Click on the tab "Advanced Audio/Video Settings"
- You'll see an image of the movie. Click "Automatically crop" to cut out the borders of the movie.
- You can select the resolution your want your final movie to be, using the slider bar at the bottom of the screen. Defaults to 720 full resolution, you can slide it backwards to 560 or something and still have very decent quality. Make your choice.
Now click "Encode"
You'll have to wait for a few hours. When done, you have your DVD backupped to an AVI file.