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Old 02-03-2007, 07:19 AM   #1
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Question Copy standard video cd's : Avseq01.dat, Avseq02.dat...


Hi Guys,

No i aint contemplating on copying the so called movies, i'm not a pirate(). Me and meh friend are working on an animation project and he has burned(of course in Nero) a compilation of his work(videos) as a standard vcd. When i tried to copy it here, it didn't work. I tried different approaches but it's still the same. Alas, when i did it in Windows, it copied without any problems.

Why is this? Is there never gonna be a complete shift from Windows!
 
Old 02-03-2007, 08:12 AM   #2
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You've provided no information on the application you tried to use, no error message, and followed up by a slur against Linux. Good job.

They copy just fine using K3B on FC6.
 
Old 02-03-2007, 08:47 AM   #3
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Ok maybe i wasn't clear, what i meant is copy and paste from the vcd to the harddisk, files are these avseq01.dat, avseq02.dat etc...

I'm surprised why you considered it a slur.
 
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I tried the 'cp' command and the normal right click, copy & paste.
 
Old 02-03-2007, 08:52 AM   #5
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If you want to copy a vcd to the hard drive:

dd if=/dev/hdc of=somefile.iso

In the above, /dev/hdc is the drive with the VCD.

Mplayer can directly play the iso on the hard drive.
 
Old 02-03-2007, 09:00 AM   #6
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You are advising on creating an image file and all. This is all fine but why can't i copy the above said files from the vcd like you do in case of other files normally? And i've observed this is the case in any distro not just Fedora. Any ideas?
 
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VCD's look like standard iso9660 filesystems, but they are not. Attempting to use the filesystem entries for other than pointers to the start of files will result in pointing off the disk due to invalid data. Typically when you copy a VCD you want the still images, menus, CD audio, i-frame index, etc. Copying the disk with dd retains that. Pulling the files off (and ignoring errors, the way Windows does) loses that.
 
  


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