Note: This original solution still works for me, but if you're having trouble then read the comments.
Note: In Ubuntu 10.10, Wine can't seem to find the CD drive anymore... As a workaround, open Configure Wine from your applications menu, click the Drives tab set the CD drive to point to your DVD disk folder (this is in /media/). You must do this every time you insert a new DVD as the name of the folder will change...
DVDFab is clearly the best DVD ripper. But £35 for one year's licence? I don't think so. And it sucks that the one feature I really care about (DVD9->DVD5) is only in the Platinum package. So, unfortunately I need to be cheeky. Btw, I would buy it if it was reasonably priced!
You get a 30 day free trial with DVDFab. I cannot find a crack that works on a Linux install of DVDFab so the best I have managed to do it to keep reseting the 30 day trial. To do this, simply run this line of code:
sed -i '/ASProtect/,/^$/d' ~/.wine/user.reg
Why not add this code to your DVDFab shortcut to restart the trial period every time you use DVDFab?! Simply use this code as your shortcut:
sed -i '/ASProtect/,/^$/d' ~/.wine/user.reg; env WINEPREFIX=~/.wine wine 'C:\Program Files\DVDFab 5\DVDFab.exe'
Note: The above code contains multiple commands. Launchers cannot run multiple commands. See the following post for a workaround to use this code in a launcher:
How to execute multiple commands in a launcher (shortcut) in Ubuntu