Originally Posted by ondoho
solved or not?
somehow this doesn't look solved to me.
anyhow, some thoughts:
just yesterday i copied a dvd.
i had to buy a special 8GB (iirc) disk because the original was 7GB and the normal dvds take only 4.7GB.
i did the copying with brasero. simple gui, but i could not adjust the burning speed (i prefer a slow burn).
i told it to simulate the copying first, but later found out that it had burned the disk anyway. not good.
xfburn does not have a "copy disk" option, but the same can be achieved through a 2-step process: 1. - rip the disk to an .iso (with a different program - i used dd) 2. - burn the .iso with xfburn
bombono looks like the sort of software i was looking for yesterday. thanks for the tip.
Ondoho, I marked it solved because I was satisfied with the results. I'll mark it unsolved for a while for people to contribute.
I tried everybody's suggestions but what really worked for me was what notKlaatu said (thanks again, notKlaatu!). Which was Handbrake for ripping and bombono for burning. Here's what I did.
1) I ran the command
sudo apt-get install libdvd-pkg
2) In Handbrake I followed this tutuorial. (It's a slightly older version he teaches about. Like in his version he's able to target the final size. Ironically in the newer version you can't. But I still ripped great DVDs without that.)
3)In bombono I followed these instructions (with one exception--see #4):
4) Because the above tutorial said:
If your video is not DVD-compatible then it'll be transcoded just before authoring.1 Such a video is to have the emblem Emblem of transcoding. You can adjust bitrate by clicking right mouse button on a video and selecting Bitrate Calculator.2 3
And since when I put my DVD into bombono it had that "T" they were talking about and since I did not know how to use the Bitrate Calculator they mention, I found this link:
and followed only
this part of it:
4. Select ‘Project’ > ‘Preferences…’
4.1 Select ‘Default project type’ as ‘PAL/SECAM’ (or ‘NTSC’ if you want to create an NTSC DVD-Video disc).
4.2 Under ‘Play authoring result in’ select ‘Xine’ (or ‘Totem’, if you use that media player).
4.3 I have a quad-core CPU so I selected ‘4’ for ‘Multi-core CPU support’.
4.4 Click ‘Close’.
(in fact, I didn't do anything with 4.2 at all, although I did install Totem) and then
I went back to the instructions in the #3 tutorial, which are really quite simple.
Ripping in Handbrake (for say a 2 hour DVD) took about a half hour. In bombono the DVD-Video took longer, maybe forty minutes (but if you click on the 'details' you can at least gauge the progress), then the actual burning took less than five minutes.
The only other thing I can think of was selecting the 'Video TS' (I think
that's the name of it) file. (Because some of the DVDs I was burning had all kinds of files, but the Video one had the video and
Now I just made simple copies. You need to do more for subtitles and some of the fancier stuff, but I am really delighted with the ones I made.