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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
For many years, Windows has enjoyed a number of free software tools for making backup copies of DVDs. The most popular among these offerings is DVD Shrink.
Now it's possible to get the same backup abilities plus the ability to rip DVD titles to XVID, MPEG4 or Matroska x264 AVI files under Linux using K9Copy.
Refering to Figure 2, the "Input device" combo box selects the desired DVD drive, while the folder buttons to the right of the combo box provide dialog boxes for selecting a hard drive folder or an ISO image file.
For the "Output device", the user can choose to use an ISO image file or a DVD drive. If a DVD drive is selected, then the second combo box is used to select the desired writing speed such as 2X, 4X, 6X, etc.
Once you have selected your input source, K9copy will read the titles and give a listing in the main window like this: