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Old 05-11-2016, 09:58 PM   #1
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What is the best way to burn and rip DVDs?


I'm using Xubuntu 16.04LTS and I wanted to burn and rip a DVD that I own. I have used K3b to rip and burn CDs so I tried that. I put in the DVD. K3b told me to get a libdvd-pkg, so I got that. Then it told me to get 'transcode' so I got that.

Then it started ripping the DVD but after 25 minutes and 26% completion the 'Ubuntu has encountered and error and needs to close' window appeared.

The K3b showed:
-Execution of transcode failed
-Please consult the debugging output for details
-failed to rip title 1

It had a button for debugging details but it didn't open.

I'm not committed to K3b. I just want to be able to rip and burn DVDs effectively.

Any suggestions?

Thanks.
 
Old 05-12-2016, 12:14 AM   #2
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K3b works but I've never liked it from the beginning.

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Execution of transcode failed
Sounds like a bug or transcode needs to be installed.

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...e/+bug/1099201
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2238321

Give Brasero or XFburn a try. Much easier to use IMO.

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source....12.1-1ubuntu2
https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applicat...recise/xfburn/

http://www.techdrivein.com/2011/03/9...tools-for.html
 
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Old 05-12-2016, 12:26 AM   #3
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Handbrake for ripping (it has both a GUI and command line interface)

Bombono to author and burn.
 
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https://handbrake.fr/downloads.php
 
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Old 05-12-2016, 12:31 AM   #5
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I'm not committed to K3b. I just want to be able to rip and burn DVDs effectively.
Would creating an ISO-image first be an option?
You can do that with most graphical CD/DVD writing software. Brasero is alright, in deed. But I do not know the “Best Way” to do anything. Things that once worked I describe in my Blog: Iso-image from video-DVD.
 
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Old 05-12-2016, 02:29 PM   #6
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Thanks Ztcoracat.

Had some luck using Brasero. It burned a part of the DVD I was attempting to burn in its entirety. I guess there's going to be a learning curve to doing this. Thanks.
 
Old 05-12-2016, 03:26 PM   #7
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Handbrake for ripping (it has both a GUI and command line interface)

Bombono to author and burn.
Thanks notKlaatu. I got both Handbrake and Bombono. I figured out how to rip with Handbrake. (And it works really good.) Now I'll go on to figure out Bombono, which looks good too. Thanks much!
 
Old 05-12-2016, 03:27 PM   #8
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Thanks for the link.
 
Old 05-12-2016, 03:28 PM   #9
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Would creating an ISO-image first be an option?
You can do that with most graphical CD/DVD writing software. Brasero is alright, in deed. But I do not know the “Best Way” to do anything. Things that once worked I describe in my Blog: Iso-image from video-DVD.
Thanks Michael. Maybe mkusb (for me) to make the iso. But I don't know, Handbrake ripped a really nice image. I suppose it's a lot of trial and error.
 
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mplayer can dump the whole track into a MPG file on your hard drive, from there you can use your favorite video tool to transcode it.
 
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Old 05-12-2016, 09:10 PM   #11
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Thanks Ztcoracat.

Had some luck using Brasero. It burned a part of the DVD I was attempting to burn in its entirety. I guess there's going to be a learning curve to doing this. Thanks.
You're Welcome-

Once you get to know the program it's a breeze to use.
 
Old 05-13-2016, 03:24 PM   #12
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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.
 
Old 05-13-2016, 03:50 PM   #13
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the best way? buy them :P
 
Old 05-13-2016, 10:54 PM   #14
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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
Code:
sudo apt-get install libdvd-pkg
from https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Re...ts/PlayingDVDs

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.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_5dVkxxHmE

3)In bombono I followed these instructions (with one exception--see #4):

http://www.bombono.org/Bombono_Tutorial

4) Because the above tutorial said:
Quote:
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:

https://fitzcarraldoblog.wordpress.c...om-a-mkv-file/

and followed only this part of it:

Quote:
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 the audio.)

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.
 
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^ ok, that looks like you got yourself a good answer to your original question :-)


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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 the audio.)
the AUDIO_TS folder is there only for backwards compatibility, but i've never seen a dvd that actually stores something (an audio track presumably) in it.
as you said, the audio is inside the video track.
 
  


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