What is dvdbackup?

dvdbackup is a tool to rip video DVDs from the command line. It has the advantages of being small, fast, and easy to use.

Which license does dvdbackup use?

dvdbackup is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

Who are the authors?

dvdbackup was written by Olaf Beck <olaf_sc@yahoo.com>, but is now maintained by Benjamin Drung <benjamin.drung@gmail.com> and Stephen Gran <sgran@debian.org>.


Where can I download dvdbackup?

Latest stable release 0.4.2 (2012-06-24):

Browse all releases on the Sourceforge Download section.

What is new in version 0.4.2?

New Features:
Bug fixes:

For changes in older versions have a look at the NEWS file.

Can I see the source code?

You can checkout the development version with Bazaar or browse it online:

bzr branch lp:dvdbackup

After the checkout please read README.vcs.


You need libdvdread (>= 0.9.6) either from Ogle or from MPlayer (newer) and you probably want to use libdvdcss.
Notice: If you want to use libdvdread 4.1.3 from MPlayer then you need to apply the DVDFileStat patch.

How do I compile dvdbackup?

sudo make install


See Usage or browse the manpage.


You can report bugs and feature requests on Launchpad. You can translate dvdbackup into your language on Launchpad too.

Launchpad project page: https://launchpad.net/dvdbackup
Sourceforge project page: http://sourceforge.net/projects/dvdbackup/