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Old 02-25-2005, 11:13 PM   #1
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Complete DVD backup with menus?


I followed this backup tutorial
http://kavlon.org/index.php/dvdbackup (same as in LQ)
and everything was pretty straightforward. However, one thing I did not like is that the menus were not copied. I had to create the menus and whatnot. Am I missing something? Is it possible to copy the menus too? Thanks, and sorry if this has been asked a billion times, I searched.
 
Old 02-26-2005, 01:39 PM   #2
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Went to that website, first part of the instructions has this..

." Put your original DVD in your DVD drive and run vobcopy. This will rip the first movie segment, called a title, on the DVD. This is the default."

The instructions specifically told you it will copy the movie and the movie only... and you expected menus?

As far as menu's go. I don't see anything that offers to copy the menu's too. A lot of people find the menu's annoying and just want the movie to play...

Most windows software I looked at copies just the movie as well, no menus.
 
Old 02-26-2005, 02:29 PM   #3
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Re: Complete DVD backup with menus?

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Originally posted by gflores
I followed this backup tutorial
http://kavlon.org/index.php/dvdbackup (same as in LQ)
and everything was pretty straightforward. However, one thing I did not like is that the menus were not copied. I had to create the menus and whatnot. Am I missing something? Is it possible to copy the menus too? Thanks, and sorry if this has been asked a billion times, I searched.
You can copy the whole dis, too. The tutorial is probably written this way because most people don't want the menus. In fact, it's simplier when you just want a copy without removing anything.

Run
dd if=/dev/yourdvddevice of=image.img
To get an image. You need free space for it
Then you can burn it as any other ISO image.

Note: I've not testes it but there's no reason it shouldn't work.
 
Old 02-26-2005, 04:42 PM   #4
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That'll only work if you have a dual-layer burner because most movies are more than 4.7GB so the image won't fit on a single-layer disc. DVD Shrink is a great program in Windows that resamples (or something) the video so it's smaller and it copies menus and everything. Used to take me like 10-15mins per DVD to do the whole deal and I've heard that it does run under Wine
 
Old 02-27-2005, 03:44 AM   #5
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I've tried running it under Wine, but couldn't get it to work. I guess that's allright, though. I'll just boot into Windows to use DVD Shrink. Thanks for your help.
 
Old 03-13-2005, 06:10 PM   #6
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vobcopy -m will mirror the whole disk including menus.

I can confirm that dvdshrink work with wine. It is not perfect under wine but with some imagination
you can use it to "process" you DVD movies for "backup"
 
Old 03-13-2005, 08:10 PM   #7
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The dd solution won't work - if you want a 1:1 copy (either because you have a dual layer disc, or it's a short enough movie), you need libdvdread and libdvdcss installed, then build and run dvdbackup, which will decrpyt the DVD and copy the decrpypted files to your hard drive, ready to burn to a disc - read the dvdbackup site for more information on how - http://dvd.chevelless230.com/dvdbackup.html

If you want to split the disc, look into DVD Shrink through Wine (you can split using dvdbackup, but it's more complicated, and you generally can't preserve subtitles in Linux)
 
Old 03-13-2005, 08:17 PM   #8
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DVDShrink is the best/fastest tool out there for this kind of a thing and works perfectly under linux (with wine).
 
  


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