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I inserted a DVD, and Nautilus shows its AUDIO_TS and VIDEO_TS folders correctly.
It is making a bit of noise (like seeking/giving up frequently) but I guess it is not the problem.

Problem: Acid Rip says DVD not found, and pressing Load for /dev/dvd does not do anything.

My /dev/dvd is a symlink to /dev/sr0.

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Playing a few seconds of the video with VLC solved the problem.

After using VLC to view the DVD for a few seconds, then closing VLC, I was able to use Acid Rip just by clicking Load (still with /dev/dvd) and Start.

I guess VLC has initialized something that Acid Rip did not do.

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Edit the acidrip default configuration: /usr/share/perl5/AcidRip/

Near the end of the file you will see the default settings. You can change it from /dev/dvd to /dev/sr0. Another thing, for me, was set crop = 0 (off), and scale = 0 (off).

I am using Ubuntu 13.10, so your mileage my vary.

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