RiP: A Remix Manifesto downloads

I have created Ogg Theora/Vorbis and XviD/MP3 versions of the excellent documentary RiP: A Remix Manifesto. You can find them at the following locations (Update – 2009-05-10: You can pay what you want for zipped versions of these, which are about 1% smaller, at

I encourage you to support the creator by paying what you can at one of these pages:

I recommend the Theora/Vorbis version because it is higher-quality (853×480 pixels) and because Theora and Vorbis are royalty-free codecs (see The codec dilemma for why this is important). I also provided an XviD/MP3 version since many DVD players support this format.

If you want to remix the documentary, check out Open Source Cinema, where you can upload your own modifications to it. The videos there and the downloads listed above are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Unported license.

11 Responses to “RiP: A Remix Manifesto downloads”

  • Denver,

    Thanks for creating these. With your permission, I’d like to post these encodings on the downloads page of along with the other formats.


    – Chris

  • Please feel free to post these encodings on . If it’s not too much trouble, could you add a link back to this page?

    I’m excited to see these encodings become more widely-distributed. Thanks!

  • I’ll see if I can get a version of this encoded with the new encoder – should be much higher quality that way.

    What was the source you used and what tools/command line options did you use to re-encode it?

    I have both the high-quality mp4 and the iso/dvd version here (yay for paying for downloads!)

  • I used the ffmpeg2theora package in Ubuntu 9.04, which is version 0.23-0ubuntu2. It appears to be using libtheora 1.0 (from the libtheora0 package in Ubuntu, version 1.0-2). The command used was “ffmpeg2theora”. I didn’t use any command line options. If you want more details about the other packages ffmpeg2theora might be using, let me know.

    As you probably guessed from the command, the source for my encodings was the high-quality (853×480) H.264/AVC version, which I downloaded from . The .mov file I used is 1394665558 bytes.

    I’m not sure what resolution the DVD ISO is at, but it’s probably lower than the H.264/AVC version (since NTSC DVD-Video tops out at 720×480).

    It would be great to see a version encoded with the new Theora encoder. I can host it here if you like.

  • Heya – could you include a link to the pay what you can at As well as a link for international folks so that they can make a donation,

    Thanks for the encoding!

  • I’ve changed the post to make the downloads page more prominent. I also included a link to the donation page, which I unfortunately overlooked last time I visited Let me know what you think. Thanks for the film!

  • The XviD/MP3 and Ogg Theora/Vorbis files are now available at, with thanks to you.

    The ISO image is a higher bitrate encode than the H.264. As you pointed out, it is 720×480, but it’s anamorphic. The H.264 was encoded from the DVD image.

    We’ll be getting our hands on an HD encode, and will have that available next week, as well as a re-encoded 480p H.264. We’d be happy to collaborate on getting a higher quality Ogg & XviD encode from the new master.

    Thanks for the support.

    – Chris @ B-Side

  • Thanks for mirroring the Theora/Vorbis and XviD/MP3 versions. I’ve added a note so people know they can get them there.

    Since the DVD image is the source material for the other encodings, it should definitely be used instead of the H.264 versions as the source for future encodings. That is, until the HD version is available.

    If you’d like to create a Theora/Vorbis version of the HD source yourself, I recommend ffmpeg2theora, which you can find at . It will provide reasonable quality with the default options. However, there are some improvements to Theora that aren’t in ffmpeg2theora yet (see ) so we should eventually make an encoding with that version of Theora.

    I don’t think there’s much need to create a higher-quality XviD encoding. The main use case for XviD is fitting feature-length films on a 700 MB CD. Many DVD players support XviD but not H.264/AVC, which is why an XviD version is useful. If you push the resolution higher than 640×360, a standard DVD player likely won’t handle it. And if you have a blank DVD to spare, you may as well use the DVD image (instead of a higher-quality XviD version). So I wouldn’t recommend spending time making another XviD encoding unless there are some other reasons to do so.

    Thanks for helping distribute these encodings. I’m looking forward to the HD version.

  • Thank you! Now I can download it easily for free in the OGG Theora format!

    I’ll maybe donate to them later if I like it. Will probably donate $2 or something (I’m just a student right now, don’t have a big income).

  • please tell me, are there any english subs for the movie? we want to translate it to polish.

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