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Old 08-06-2011, 01:23 PM   #1
nrick
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Unhappy Questing for a DIstro which effectively allows VideoDVD recordings


Greetings,
Running the risk of being accused of just 'venting'
complains and, thereafter expurged from this forum as
it already happened once i'm hereby insisting and asking info of one Linux Distro which will allow to
handle and/or record straiforwardly VideoDVDs.

I was about to claim, FINNALY, complete satisfaction
with LINUX ULTIMATE 2.9 (a very enriched UBUNTU version, filling 3 GB of a DVD) when i essayed to use it for the above referred actions. Much to my disappointment its version of K3B is crippled (almost beyond recognition) & plays hyde and seek with the user as per the whereabouts of a previous DVD formated group of vob files, .ifos, etc., prevention of normal use of the intittling intent
was, in this Distro, led to the point of disabling
win32 burning proggrams, called to run with WINE,
producing the information that they could not detect
any dvd recorder in my system (!!!).
The said "absent", non-existing dvd recording device
according to Infra-Record, to Easy Free DVD Burniner,and to Ashampoo Burner Suite5 (the proggies
i tryed to implemment, in ULTIMATE Wine 'facility' - and one of which i ended to use with no problems, for the same action, minutes afterwards within Windows XP environment, in the very same PC.)
Of course i felt sadly obliged to ultimately erase ULTIMATE 2.9 from my HD.
I'm still looking for a Linux Distro to work with,
not excluding my VIDEO hobby but untill now i could
not find a satisfying, effective, no-shitting Distro
for my purpose. Ultimate looked very much like a bull's-eye discovery but, sadly i repeat, produced
the same lame, beating-around-the-bush negative performance.
My quest must go on...Would anyone here, any Linux connoisseur that would care to lend me advise?
Because i'm sick and tired of M$ Windows preversity, I would greatly appreciate it.
In duly brief time please, before...
Kind regards,
nrick

Last edited by nrick; 08-06-2011 at 01:25 PM.
 
Old 08-06-2011, 01:42 PM   #2
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Yeah, I am really struggling to have a clue what you mean here. What do you even actually mean by a "VideoDVD"? Less words next time, they didn't help you.

You can install any software on any distro. If you think you are limited to running software provided by the installation media or their repositories, then you're sorely mistaken. Changing your distro because of possibly wanting to burn a DVD is dumb.
 
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Old 08-06-2011, 04:22 PM   #3
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My very, very dear MODERATOR(?!);

Within yr few 2 periods of text you managed:

1st - While confessing your incapacity to understand simple plain English texts, criticize negatively the size of my description of problems for which i asked advise.
2nd - Qualify my perspectives as a Linux newbee as mistaken and
3rd - Determine that my decision to give up of a distro that does not allow to record a video DVD (formated as DVD, with .vob and .ifo components as it is normal and i duly explained in my text) was as you highly, masterly, labeled a DUMB attitude. And finnaly...
4th - Did not care to offer any solution to the problem i asked assistance to: - What Distro should one VIDEO hobbyist user select to avoid the type of problems i described in my post?

Now if this is the kind of polite and friendly advise this site is prone to offer to Newbies such as i am, than i must declare:

1 - You're full of it (you know of what, my 'friend'!)
2 - I average your attitude as very incompetent and offensive;
2 - If this attitude is supported and subscribed by thishere Site, i regret to have to give up further questioning posts in this "LINUX Questions.org".

N

Last edited by nrick; 08-06-2011 at 04:36 PM. Reason: sundry corrections
 
Old 08-06-2011, 04:31 PM   #4
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Thanks for the feedback.
 
Old 08-07-2011, 01:21 PM   #5
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Thumbs down My feed back???!

Still moderately Moderating?!
What a piece of work you are, man.
Thanks for my feedback? Vade retro!
what about the valuable advise to my query that
you hereby advanced?
That was a worthy performance from a Moderator of Linux Questions!
I must reuptake your cynicism:
Thankz acid...whatever. Nice job.
N

Last edited by nrick; 08-07-2011 at 01:23 PM.
 
Old 08-07-2011, 02:19 PM   #6
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I think that the OP is trying to burn an ecrypted DVD (DVD-Video).

I've said this to you before on this forum nrick, and I'll say it again- as far as I know if you want to burn an encrypted DVD with K3B you will need DVDcss.

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By default K3b or brasero burning software will refuse burn encrypted dvd. One way to overcome this problem is by using libdvdcss library whish allows K3b or brasero to look at your encrypted DVD within DVD-device as a block device and thus disregarding its encryption. Before running K3b or brasero install libdvdcss library to allow it clone / burn encrypted DVD.

On Debian or Ubuntu libdvdcss installation to allow K3b burn encrypted DVD'
http://linuxconfig.org/clone-burn-en...vd-using-linux

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My very, very dear MODERATOR(?!);

Within yr few 2 periods of text you managed:

1st - While confessing your incapacity to understand simple plain English texts, criticize negatively the size of my description of problems for which i asked advise.
2nd - Qualify my perspectives as a Linux newbee as mistaken and
3rd - Determine that my decision to give up of a distro that does not allow to record a video DVD (formated as DVD, with .vob and .ifo components as it is normal and i duly explained in my text) was as you highly, masterly, labeled a DUMB attitude. And finnaly...
4th - Did not care to offer any solution to the problem i asked assistance to: - What Distro should one VIDEO hobbyist user select to avoid the type of problems i described in my post?
Did you even read what you wrote above?

"Within yr few 2 periods of text you managed"

That is....confusing....and I can normally understand chinglish. I also find your posts rather hard to read. I can get that not everybody is a native english speaker, but even the formatting makes the posts more confusing IMO.

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Originally Posted by nrick View Post
Now if this is the kind of polite and friendly advise this site is prone to offer to Newbies such as i am, than i must declare:

1 - You're full of it (you know of what, my 'friend'!)
2 - I average your attitude as very incompetent and offensive;
2 - If this attitude is supported and subscribed by thishere Site, i regret to have to give up further questioning posts in this "LINUX Questions.org".
Saying, bluntly, that people are 'full of it' is a very good way to NOT get help. Ever heard the saying 'you'll catch more files with honey than vinegar?'

acid_kewpie was just trying to help you. "Thanks for the feedback" is a politically nice way of saying "I see what you posted, and I'm not going to turn this into a flamewar".
 
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Old 08-07-2011, 02:40 PM   #7
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Questing for a DIstro which effectively allows VideoDVD recordings
Not sure what problem you are having.......

Here is a simple example of how to rip and encode a DVD on any version of Linux or BSD with mplayer / mencoder. Use your own parameters.
To see what titles are on the DVD
Code:
lsdvd
Code:
mencoder dvd://1 -oac copy -ovc lavc -lavcopts vbitrate=2500:aspect=1.78 -vf crop=720:360:0:60 -o Output.avi
To dump the video to a .vob file to process with ffmpeg..
Code:
mplayer dvd://1 -dumpstream -dumpfile output.vob
Encode with ffmpeg example, use your own parameters.
Code:
ffmpeg -i output.vob -acodec libmp3lame -ab 128k -b 2500k -vf crop=720:360:0:60 outmovie.avi
Or use a score of different codecs, bitrates, output file types etc. that you want.

Have a look at:
mplayer
mencoder
ffmpeg
lsdvd
libdvdcss
acidrip
k9copy etc......
All of those should be in the repositories for your favorite distro.

Or if you are talking about DVD burning then look at:
mkisofs
growisofs
dvdauthor
bashburn
TkDVD
Recorder
XfBurn
K3B etc......
All of those and more should be in the repositories for your favorite distro.
 
Old 08-07-2011, 02:45 PM   #8
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Is this a troll I be smelling? har har har One who is full of himself to boot. I particularly enjoyed the "hyde and seek" phrase. Quite amusing actually.
ciao,
jdk

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