Originally Posted by Libu
Easiest option is to install k3b and use the "Rip Video Cd" option under "Tools" menu. or else you can use the command line tool vcdxrip. Google "vcdxrip howto" and that should answer your questions.
I have the same problem and tried this already and it doesn't work. Somehow, these VCDs have a weird copy-protection that make the DAT files unreadable in LINUX.
I managed to copy the VCD using a CD copying program in Windows, which presumably did a bit-by-bit copy. But even in Windows, I cannot access the DAT files directly.
I actually wanted to rip the shows as movie files onto my hard disk of the PC I have attached to my TV, so that my children can watch the cartoon from the hard disk, just like I have done so with many other cartoons I've bought for them on DVD or VCD.