Package Details: dvdae-bin 8.0.0-1

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/dvdae-bin.git (read-only)
Package Base: dvdae-bin
Description: DVD audio extract & ripping tool for extracting streams from DVD-Audio & Video discs and save them as OGG, MP3, Wave or FLAC files.
Upstream URL: http://www.dvdae.com
Licenses: custom
Submitter: jyantis
Maintainer: FabioLolix
Last Packager: FabioLolix
Votes: 4
Popularity: 0.000003
First Submitted: 2014-09-27 02:34
Last Updated: 2019-07-15 13:40

Latest Comments

userfriendly commented on 2017-04-22 17:11

Please update: current version and URL is http://www.dvdae.com/dvdae/dvdae_7.3.0_amd64.deb, MD5: 90efb4ad166a3292786145d988ec4af8

What new:

7.3.0 (2016-10-07)

Update Vorbis library to version 1.3.5.
Update libFLAC library to version 1.3.1.
Other minor enhancements.


Thanks.

jyantis commented on 2015-02-01 18:33

Yes, it most definitely could be a rootkit and if in doubt do not install it. It is a closed source binary so caution is always advised. You may consider emailing them and seeing if they would be willing to release the source or an update: support@dvdae.com

That being said when I first used this I was concerned as well and spent a fair amount of time reverse engineering it until I felt it safe enough to install (which is still installed).

Also, worth noting. There isn't anything else out there that can do what this program does. I have 100 or so DVD Audio disks from several years ago. Some tools will do some but not most of them.

I haven't used this tool in several months but I do remember having a difficult time getting six channels extracted with any other tools for most of the DVD Audio disks.

If you are really worried you might consider a using a virtual machine. Especially since DVD Audio Disks are not a common occurrence and you could just do it once all in batch. Also, I wrote some scripts to extract all my DVD Audio disks with this so feel free to shoot me an email if you want them.

jyantis commented on 2015-02-01 18:28

Yes, it most definitely has the permissions to be a root kit and if in doubt do not install it. It is a closed source binary so caution is always advised. You may consider emailing them and seeing if they would be willing to release the source or an update: support@dvdae.com

That being said when I first used this I was concerned as well and spent a fair amount of time reverse engineering it until I felt it safe enough to install (which is still installed).

Also, worth noting. There isn't anything else out there that can do what this program does. I have 100 or so DVD Audio disks from several years ago. Some tools will do some but not most of them.

I haven't used this tool in several months but I do remember having a difficult time getting six channels extracted with any other tools for most of the DVD Audio disks.

If you are really worried you might consider a using a virtual machine. Especially since DVD Audio Disks are not a common occurrence and you could just do it once all in batch. Also, I wrote some scripts to extract all my DVD Audio disks with this so feel free to shoot me an email if you want them.

zman0900 commented on 2015-02-01 07:31

> This program needs capability CAP_DAC_OVERRIDE and CAP_SYS_RAWIO to run.
> Please either run "setcap cap_dac_override,cap_sys_rawio=ep" on this program to > set capabilities, or run it as root.

WTF? Is this a root kit? From the capabilities man page:

CAP_DAC_OVERRIDE
Bypass file read, write, and execute permission checks. (DAC
is an abbreviation of "discretionary access control".)