Firstly, I discovered linux video maker, and excellent and easy to use gui that allows you to encode any video to VCD, SVCD or DVD format.
Acidrip. After finally getting DVD::rip to work perfectly, I was interested in trying out its rival, Acidrip. I found out how to get it to compile.
Google for Gtk2-perl. Download and install Extutils-Depends; Extutils-Pkgconfig; Glib; and Gtk2.
Then install lsdvd and acidrip.