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Old 04-27-2013, 11:26 AM   #1
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Playing BIG dvds


Copyright isn't an issue on this one, btw as the disks were distributed free of charge and would be to me if I was prepared to wait for them.

I went to copy 3 of my son's dvds recently, and found I couldn't. The total filesize was 5+ Gigs, and over 6 Gigs for one! I have my standard 4.7G disks, and that doesn't go. So I have a backup on hard disk as an iso for the moment.

How can I play that with Mplayer? when I loop mount the iso, I get this sort of thing
Code:
 dec@RoseViolet:/mnt/tmp$ ls -lh
total 6.6G
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root root  16K Apr 18  2008 video_ts.bup*
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root root  16K Apr 18  2008 video_ts.ifo*
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root root 114K Apr 18  2008 video_ts.vob*
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root root  50K Apr 18  2008 vts_01_0.bup*
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root root  50K Apr 18  2008 vts_01_0.ifo*
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root root 1.8M Apr 18  2008 vts_01_0.vob*
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root root 1.0G Apr 18  2008 vts_01_1.vob*
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root root 861M Apr 18  2008 vts_01_2.vob*
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root root  40K Apr 18  2008 vts_02_0.bup*
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root root  40K Apr 18  2008 vts_02_0.ifo*
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root root 114K Apr 18  2008 vts_02_0.vob*
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root root 1.0G Apr 18  2008 vts_02_1.vob*
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root root 469M Apr 18  2008 vts_02_2.vob*
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root root  62K Apr 18  2008 vts_03_0.bup*
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root root  62K Apr 18  2008 vts_03_0.ifo*
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root root 114K Apr 18  2008 vts_03_0.vob*
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root root 1.0G Apr 18  2008 vts_03_1.vob*
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root root 1.0G Apr 18  2008 vts_03_2.vob*
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root root 1.0G Apr 18  2008 vts_03_3.vob*
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root root 213M Apr 18  2008 vts_03_4.vob*
The .vob files are video; the .bup & .ifo are title sets. There is a dvd:// option in mplayer, but that wants a real dvd.
 
Old 04-27-2013, 12:03 PM   #2
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You can just open the .iso using "mplayer <filename>.iso" as you would any other video file. Though I don't tihnk the menus work. Personally I use VLC to play .iso files as it treats them just like DVDs.
 
Old 04-27-2013, 12:29 PM   #3
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Copyright isn't an issue on this one, btw as the disks were distributed free of charge and would be to me if I was prepared to wait for them.
That something is free of charge does not mean that there aren't copyright issues involved. You most likely still have not the right to distribute copies of the DVDs.
 
Old 04-27-2013, 12:59 PM   #4
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no, probably not. I don't want to distribute them. I want a copy for personal use.
 
Old 04-27-2013, 01:03 PM   #5
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vlc is the preferred video player for DVD's whether in vob or iso form
mplayer is GREAT for everything else

smplayer( qt front end to mplayer) dose support the menus but after a few years it is still " experimental "

just use the vlc menu and select the iso

Also handbreak can shrink them to 4.6 or 4.7 gig

and i think that k3b can also -- but not 100% positive on that

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Old 04-27-2013, 03:34 PM   #6
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Code:
mplayer -dvd-device /path/to/vts_01_1.vob dvd://
Quote:
The total filesize was 5+ Gigs, and over 6 Gigs for one!
Yes, multiple layer DVD's
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There is a dvd:// option in mplayer, but that wants a real dvd.
Yes, see above.

A better way of doing that in my opinion would be to dump the video to .vob
Find out which title that you want with
Code:
lsdvd /dev/sr0
then
Code:
mplayer dvd://3 -dumpstream -dumpfile video.vob
Once you have the video.vob you can do whatever you want with it. Bust the video in half so it will fit 2 DVD's, encode the mpeg2 video to x264 at half the size etc..

Hey are you playing DVD's with that raspberry Pi?
 
Old 04-27-2013, 09:46 PM   #7
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If they have more than 4.7 GB data, they are "double-layer" DVDs. You need "double-layer" DVD blanks.

With the correct blanks, you should be able to copy them in any DVD burning program, assuming that there are no DRM ghosts lurking in the shadows. I've burned a number of DL DVDs without issue.

They should play just like regular DVDs.

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Old 04-28-2013, 09:48 AM   #8
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Thanks - never seen those. I didn't know they were out there. A hack to get mplayer to play a loop mounted isos was what I was hoping for, but a copy would be better.
 
Old 04-28-2013, 10:20 AM   #9
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Do you see menus for DVD discs in mplayer? It's been a while since I used it to play discs but I don't recall getting menus up.
 
Old 04-28-2013, 10:42 AM   #10
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To see menus, you need to use the "dvdnav:" option with mplayer instead of the "dvd:" option

[edit] No, wait, my mistake. I don't think dvdnav will give you menus in mplayer. Use the VLC app rather than mplayer to see menus. "dvdnav" gives you the ability to play DVDs that have intentional bad sectors, by navigating around them just as a standalone DVD player would do. [/edit]

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Thanks, it half works but I can't work out how to use the menus when I do that.
Anyhow, the answer to your question of how to play a DVD is simple:
Code:
mplayer dvdnav:// -dvd-device nameof.iso
Where "nameof.iso" is the name of the iso file to play, obviously.
 
Old 04-28-2013, 08:09 PM   #12
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There are some programs in windows mostly that can down convert the disk to a single layer disk. They tend to work in wine.
 
Old 04-28-2013, 08:21 PM   #13
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Thanks - never seen those.
You are not likely to find double-layer DVDs at mass outlets such as drug stores or most discount stores, but you will find them at electronics stores.

In the States, Radio Shack usually has them in stock. That's where I normally get them, simply because it's convenient to my normal range of errand-running. They are readily available from on-line merchants.

They are sometimes called "dual layer."
 
Old 04-29-2013, 03:09 AM   #14
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There are some programs in windows mostly that can down convert the disk to a single layer disk. They tend to work in wine.
No need for Wine, k9copy does the job on Linux just fine.
 
Old 04-29-2013, 04:30 AM   #15
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Thanks, it half works but I can't work out how to use the menus when I do that.
Anyhow, the answer to your question of how to play a DVD is simple:
Code:
mplayer dvdnav:// -dvd-device nameof.iso
Where "nameof.iso" is the name of the iso file to play, obviously.
Thanks - I tried this and got stupid errors about not being able to find files that exist - that's an improvement! Probably a perms thing. I'll look at k9copy, and even consider use of windows if needed. Thank you all for the suggestions.
 
  


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