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Blu Ray Ripping on Fedora 18

After doing so searching on Blu Ray ripping on Linux I found that no one seemed to have a good how to for Blu Ray Ripping on Fedora 18. I also was not finding a method that worked consistently for free, or close to free. I found a great piece of software called MakeMKV.  I was able to get Blu Ray ripping working fast and easy.

MakeMKV is free to try for 30 days, after that the ask for 50$ for the purchase. I really think this is a good buy. It was one of the better programs I have found for Blu Ray ripping and they support Linux.

Here are the easy staps to get MakeMKV set up and running on Fedora 18. First I would go through the Fedora 18 Tips and Tricks and get all your codecs installed.


Now follow this how to:

1. Install all the software that is required to build MakeMKV on Fedora 18.

Become SuperUser

su

yum update

 

yum groupinstall "Development Tools"

 

yum install openssl-devel qt4-devel expat-devel

2. Dowload the Makemkv programs which comes in 2 parts.

http://www.makemkv.com/download/makemkv-bin-1.7.10.tar.gz

http://www.makemkv.com/download/makemkv-oss-1.7.10.tar.gz

3. Unpack the downloads.

tar -zxvf makemkv-bin-1.7.10.tar.gz

tar -zxvf makemkv-oss-1.7.10.tar.gz

4. Build the software.

cd makemkv-bin-1.7.10

make -f makefile.linux

su -c 'make -f makefile.linux install'

Repeat for the other directory.

cd makemkv-oss-1.7.10

make -f makefile.linux

su -c 'make -f makefile.linux install'

5. Start the program by typing:

makemkv

There you go. MakeMKV should be up and running.

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Fedora 18 Tips and Tricks

Here are my Fedora 18 Tips and Tricks.

I have installed the new version of Fedora, Fedora 18. Here is how I installed everything to make it usable.

I was having problems finding our old friends at dnmouse who made Autoten/Autoplus. So one of my friends told me about Fedorautils.

 

 

 

To install Fedorautils:

su -c "curl http://master.dl.sourceforge.net/project/fedorautils/fedorautils.repo -o /etc/yum.repos.d/fedorautils.repo"

Then,

su -c "yum install fedorautils"

After installation, launch Fedora Utils from Applications > System Tools or type fedorautils in the terminal and start installing.

 

Everything worked great for me. I did need to restart to have the Nvidia drivers work properly, but that is normal.

Now to install the codecs for Fedora 18.

Download http://rpmfusion.org/keys?action=AttachFile&do=get&target=RPM-GPG-KEY-rpmfusion-free-fedora-18

and  http://rpmfusion.org/keys?action=AttachFile&do=get&target=RPM-GPG-KEY-rpmfusion-nonfree-fedora-18

Then you must copy them to your keys directory. Make sure you change the name on the copied file.

su -c  'cp RPM-GPG-KEY-rpmfusion-free-fedora-18 /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-rpmfusion-free-fedora-18-x86_64'

su -c  'cp RPM-GPG-KEY-rpmfusion-nonfree-fedora-18 /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-rpmfusion-nonfree-fedora-18-x86_64'

Now you can install your players and codecs.

su -c 'yum install gstreamer1 gstreamer1-plugins-good gstreamer1-plugins-bad-freeworld gstreamer1-plugins-ugly gstreamer1-libav vlc smplayer'

 

 

Another thing you will need is Gnome Teak Tool.
yum install gnome-tweak-tool

Gimp (I use it all the time).
yum install gimp

Libre Office
yum install libreoffice

Here is how to install dropbox on Fedora 18.
Found this how to over on TechnoZeal

http://www.zealfortechnology.com/2013/01/install-dropbox-on-fedora-18.html#comment-form

 

More to come.

Sorry it took me so long to get around to this.

 

 

 

 

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