In order to rip subtitles, dvd::rip needs subtitle ripper, which up until now, i could never get to compile. It kept saying that ld cannot find -lppm. Didn't know what on earth that meant. Google for -lppm didn't yield much useful.
Then i looked in the directory and saw a executable subtitle2vobsub and executed it. It said there was a missing library libppm.so.9. Now that was useful information. Google for that, and i found that a package called netpbm provides, among other things, libppm.so.9.
I am compiling it now.
Still fails to compile. Googled for subtitleripper slackware and got this interesting post
Appears that if you edit the Makefile and substitute "-lppm" with "-lnetpbm" it compiles. Tried it and it works!