DVD ripping and transcoding with Linux. This is a very specific tutorial about the DVD rippping and transcoding, using Mplayer and Transcode. It is well organized and it contains specific information about the codecs, the aspect ratio, the audio and other specifics. Recommended. Mplayer HOWTO. The original Mplayer HOWTO. They are a huge and precious source of information of any kind about the video playing/encoding. Plus, the supported OS are Linux, Windows, MacOSX, FreeBDS… you got it. A must for any serious user, everybody should take a careful look at it. Link.