Video CDs or DVDs usually use formats that have large file size. In contrast, if the video is converted to Xvid format with same quality its size will be much lower on the disk.

I need a software that could convert a video CD or DVD to Xvid format.

I need it when I insert the video CD or DVD, read directly from the disk and convert it to the Xvid format and save it on my local drive.

The program must run on Ubuntu 14.04.

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    This similar question might give you an answer. If not, I can type up a longer response later. softwarerecs.stackexchange.com/questions/1704/…
    – ZeroFlux
    Feb 12, 2015 at 14:46
  • @ZeroFlux The software in the answer to the question you linked seems to help me. I should try it. But I think my question is not duplicate of that question. May be the answer is same. I decided to answer my question but I think it is better that you do it if you like. Otherwise I could. Feb 12, 2015 at 15:17
  • @ZeroFlux I tested handbrake. It seems that it only can convert DVD videos, not CD videos. I am looking for a software that can convert both or another software for CD videos. Feb 12, 2015 at 15:26
  • @PHPLearner it might also help if you could include the OS the software should be able to run on.
    – Izzy
    Feb 12, 2015 at 16:15
  • @Izzy The question is updated. Feb 12, 2015 at 16:21

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I did what i need using VLC media player. To install ** VLC media player** you may use your package manager (such as Synaptic) or may use following command:

sudo apt-get install vlc

After installing and running the program, in Media menu select Convert / Save item or press Ctrl+R.
Media menu
In Open Media window select Disc tab. Select source device in Disc device section and click on Convert / Save.
Open Media window
Convert window will be opened. Under profile select output file format and specify a Destination file. Then click Start.
Convert window

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