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Old 03-22-2008, 03:22 PM   #1
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Ubuntu - Copy DVDs like for like..


Hi Guys

I've been experimenting with various tools over the past week for copying of DVDs

I've tried to WINE dvdShrink and dvdDecrypter, but haven't had a great deal of luck with those tools thru wine

I've tried DVD::Rip, its find for copying a movie to an AVI but I can't see an option to then convert to DVD format, ie VIDEO_TS, .VOBs etc

AcidRip is the same..

I've tried k3b, it can copy a DVD fine, but commercial DVDs are often dual layers so I can't copy one DVD to another

Can anyone give me a heads up on where I am going wrong?

Basically I want to copy my DVD collection, and eventually copy them to hard drive so I can do away with all the cases etc..

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Old 03-22-2008, 09:18 PM   #2
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Have you tried k9copy? It may produce the results you are looking for.
 
Old 03-22-2008, 09:20 PM   #3
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Or vobcopy
 
Old 03-23-2008, 04:36 PM   #4
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Ah k9copy

Just started playing with that as I read your reply

I'm no pro when it comes to dvd copying etc, but I can only assume that ripping a DVD to an ISO, then using gnomebaker/k3b to burn that ISO to a DVD "should" theoritically be an identical copy of the original, therefore it will play on any dvd player?

I've tried using various windows tools to rip/burn DVDs but it seems the formatting gets corrupt :S

Thanks
 
Old 03-24-2008, 01:16 AM   #5
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You might try DVD95. I just pulled it in from synaptic on my Ubuntu machine (7.10) and it looks like it does pretty much what the windows program DVDShrink does, and it looks like in the prefs you can set it to, instead of shrinking a dual layer down to a single, just copy the dual layer.

If that doesn't work (and I confess I haven't tried DVD95 before) then you might try installing DVDDecrypter or ImgBurn (preferably the latter) in wine. They both work flawlessly provided that you configure your wine environment for them as NT 4.0 and ensure that wine is detecting your CDRom correctly (I think by default it doesn't, perhaps just in ubuntu, though I think I had to check that in slackware too not long ago).
 
Old 03-24-2008, 05:30 PM   #6
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I've tried k9copy

it creates the VIDEO_TS and AUDIO_TS folders, about 4400mb each, good enough for a standard dvd

but how can i then get these to disc? is it just a case of burning those 2 folders like a datadvd?

also, k9copy left an ISO file, but it was only 795mb, whats that for?

Regards

ps, now looking into devede :S
 
Old 03-25-2008, 12:29 AM   #7
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You can't just burn the video_ts and audio_ts to a disc, I think the file system has to be just so (UDF I believe, and the disc has to have a name in the correct format, and so on) and perhaps some other magic has to occur for a standalone player to recognize the disc. To play a disc from your hard disc, I think you can just drag the video_ts folder directly onto vlc and it will play as if it were a real disc. To burn it, you can use k3b, I believe choose video DVD from the new prjoect menu (k3b isn't installed on the computer just in front of me, but the option is there in the k3b menu someplace). You can also use the windows program ImgBurn to build a good ISO from the video_ts folder, even if you can't get it to recognize your optical drive under wine.
 
Old 03-25-2008, 02:39 PM   #8
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dvd95 fails to read any DVD i can throw at it (oceans 13, lord of the rings etc etc) something to do with the file structure on the DVD

I've managed to find a windows program (that unfortunately I have to run on a windows box) that will convert AVIs to VIDEO_TS, yet it will not burn. the software is called COnvertXtoDVD

This seems a little frustrating to copy a DVD, can someone please tell me where I'm going wrong?

Regards
 
Old 03-25-2008, 04:00 PM   #9
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Did you look at vobcpopy like I suggested?
 
Old 03-26-2008, 09:28 AM   #10
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yes I left it to run overnight, took 4 hours to rip the DVD

next step is how to actually burn the VIDEO_TS etc to disc
 
Old 06-18-2008, 08:03 PM   #11
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Making an iso....

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Originally Posted by Jayla View Post
yes I left it to run overnight, took 4 hours to rip the DVD

next step is how to actually burn the VIDEO_TS etc to disc
Have you tried:

Code:
$ mkisofs -dvd-video -V MY-DVD -v -o output.iso dir_with_dvd_structure
The -dvd-video flag tells the program to write an iso that can be played in most dvd players.
The -V flag is for the "volume label", you can think of it as a name.
The -v flag is for "verbatim" [and of course you can omit it].
The -o flag stands for "output"
Finally dir_with_dvd_structure is the directory that contains the directories VIDEO_TS and AUDIO_TS.

Hope this helps.

If using a terminal is not an option you can install "devede" from the repos and produce an iso file from a dvd structure.


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