“dvd::rip is a full featured DVD copy program written in Perl. It provides an easy to use but feature-rich Gtk+ GUI to control almost all aspects of the ripping and transcoding process. It uses the widely known video processing swissknife transcode and many other Open Source tools. dvd::rip itself is licensed under GPL / Perl Artistic License.”
It works pretty good and can also make use of multiprocessor CPUs by using the “Cluster Mode”, i.e. you start n nodes on your PC and dvd::rip will do the load balancing.
Unfortunately, some users (including me) have encountered a problem in cluster mode:
The process will stop with an error of “AVI file has no video data” for PSU1 while merging the video files.