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Old 04-17-2006, 09:44 AM   #1
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Mounting a folder and contents as DVD drive??


I have searched around, and i know know it is possible to mount .iso files and browse them. But is it possible to mount a directory as my dvd drive??

I dont have a dvd drive, but i am using a program that needs one to run correctly....So i am trying to mount a folder and its contents as my dvd drive....basically to fool the program.

/home/stuff/abc ----> and mount it as /mnt/dvd

How can I do this???

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Old 04-17-2006, 10:20 AM   #2
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just use a symlink with the "ln" command, nothing tricky there. you'd either completely recreate the single /mnt/dvd directory or each file in that directory. alternatively can you not tell the app to look somewhere else. progams like mplayer can easily accept an alternative location to look in.
 
Old 04-17-2006, 10:33 PM   #3
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I looked up the command and how to use it, but it wont allow me to do it for a directory.

It says 'hard link not allowed for directory'.

To clear it up, I have the ripped contents of a dvd.....and i am trying to mount the folder containing those files on my computer as /mnt/dvd, when i actually dont have a dvd burner.

The program will work sort of by pointing at the directory, but there are a few options missing. So i want to try and mount the ripped contents as the actually dvd and try it again.

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Old 04-17-2006, 10:39 PM   #4
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It says 'hard link not allowed for directory'.
You need to use soft links (aka symlinks), so you need the -s switch:

# ln -s /input/dir /output/dir

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To clear it up, I have the ripped contents of a dvd.....and i am trying to mount the folder containing those files on my computer as /mnt/dvd, when i actually dont have a dvd burner.
It shouldn't matter. If it doesn't play from one location, it won't play from another. It sounds like you haven't ripped the DVD properly. Make sure you have libdvdcss and libdvdread installed on your computer and re-rip it. DVD video is just Mpeg2, so you can play it with anything really.
 
Old 04-17-2006, 10:49 PM   #5
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I will try it.....it will play, but i am trying to transcode it. The program wants has options available for mounted dvdroms, that it doesnt for ripped dvd's.
 
Old 04-17-2006, 11:12 PM   #6
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It worked....thanks.
 
Old 04-18-2006, 12:08 AM   #7
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What program are you using to transcode it?

I've found that nothing beats DVDShrink (running under Wine).
 
Old 04-18-2006, 09:03 AM   #8
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DVD::RiP - www.exit1.org/dvdrip .....tried it once this afternoon. The transcoded file came out great....took 3hours to do a 2pass encode of a 50 minute vob file on my 1.6GHz machine. dunno if thats good or not....
 
Old 04-18-2006, 10:00 AM   #9
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WoW!!! DVDShrink is extremely fast!!!!!! The output is a little larger than i wanted, just backing up the dvd's to a harddrive.

Thanks, definitely a great program.....
 
  


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