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Old 12-20-2010, 07:45 PM   #1
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Transfering DVD and Blu Ray discs to my Slackware machine


Hi there!

I searched these forums for a clear and simple method to copy my DVD's and bluray discs to my server but did not find anything. I am only searching to copy the content, not interested in transcoding or converting (for now) as I have PLENTY of storage space and prefer to keep the native disc quality even if this means huge files...

Basically, vobcopy used to work, but for whatever reason, on all my machines, it terminates with some errors and does not work. I tried several discs and all the same, proof that the discs are not the problem. Maybe a bug in vobcopy?... anyway, what you guys are using?

Also having a DVD structure on my hard drive is no problem. VLC plays these very well so its OK for me.

Any suggestions?
 
Old 12-20-2010, 08:00 PM   #2
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Hi there!

I searched these forums for a clear and simple method to copy my DVD's and bluray discs to my server but did not find anything. I am only searching to copy the content, not interested in transcoding or converting (for now) as I have PLENTY of storage space and prefer to keep the native disc quality even if this means huge files...

Basically, vobcopy used to work, but for whatever reason, on all my machines, it terminates with some errors and does not work. I tried several discs and all the same, proof that the discs are not the problem. Maybe a bug in vobcopy?... anyway, what you guys are using?

Also having a DVD structure on my hard drive is no problem. VLC plays these very well so its OK for me.

Any suggestions?
Actually it could be the discs, if you buy recent DVDs they usually come with more hardened encryption such as ARccOS and CPPM.

I never used VOBCOPY but if it only works with non encrypted discs, then try looking for rippers under linux that can handle copy protected discs.
 
Old 12-20-2010, 08:37 PM   #3
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Yeah I dont know whats going on with vobcopy thing, it took 3 hours to do 40% of a simple 4.7GB dvd... nonsense.

I will look at other rippers...

I thought this kind of operation would be pretty straight forward with linux but its not the case...

Anybody ?
 
Old 12-20-2010, 08:47 PM   #4
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I use K9copy and MakeMKV. MakeMKV is what I use when I don't plan on transcoding to another format.

For hard to rip discs with advance structure type copy protection (blank vobu's, bogus title sets ...) mencoder and MakeMKV do the job just fine, K9coy does fail, but rarely. In the past I had to run DVDFab either through Wine or a VM. That's no longer necessary though.
Code:
mencoder -ovc copy -oac copy -of mpeg -mpegopts format=dvd:tsaf -aid 128 dvdnav://1 -o DVD.mpg
Vobcopy does not use dvdnav. K9copy and the mencoder scriptlet above, use dvdnav, which allows the program to follow linking and switching title sets.

Last edited by disturbed1; 12-20-2010 at 08:48 PM.
 
Old 12-20-2010, 09:45 PM   #5
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For DVD movies, I simply use the following method to mirror isos.

dd if=/dev/sr0 of=/tmp/DVD.iso

DVD.iso could be played using mplayer(mplayer dvd://1 -dvd-device), xine, vlc or xbmc directly.
 
Old 12-21-2010, 02:50 AM   #6
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I use dvdbackup ( it's on slackbuilds.org ) like this:
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dvdbackup -i /dev/dvd -M -o .
This will create a complete copy of the dvd in the current directory, there are a lot more options. You will probably need libdvdcss as well
 
Old 12-21-2010, 11:36 AM   #7
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So many useful suggestions! I already tried makemkv and it seems to work just fine. I like the very simple interface and straight forward utilization but I wonder how capable it is with encrypted DVD's... I tried on two DVD's not encrypted (as far as I can tell) and worked just fine.

I'll try all the other suggestions and post back.
 
Old 12-21-2010, 11:49 AM   #8
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Hey there.

The user kite is right with the command dd. Seems on point. i never used it though.

what i might change from that command would be the location and the name .. for example ..

Quote:
dd if=/dev/sr0 of=/home/the_username_you_have/the_name_of_the_dvd_that_you_want.iso


but yeah it is easier to put it in tmp as you wouldnt need to modify anything.

ANYWAYS , i've been recently backing up some dvds making .iso files f them using brasero's copy disc function with the option to image file.
It's a nice easy graphical way to make the iso and you can easily select the location of your DVD.
It seems pretty fast also.

So yeah ... try that

if you don't then the dd command as kite says is the best option to use.

Edit:

now i saw Ketih_Hedger reply. yes. with brasero you would also need libdvdcss.so.2 .

A easy way to do that would be here

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Old 12-21-2010, 05:20 PM   #9
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Just to be sure we are all talking about the same thing, I am talking about movies dvd's, not data dvd's.
 
Old 12-21-2010, 05:29 PM   #10
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I don't see how dd can successfully copy a movie dvd; you might create an ISO from that command but it is highly unlikely that the iso will be without errors, due to copy protection.
 
Old 12-21-2010, 05:42 PM   #11
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Jeebizz, good point. Thats why I posted back to indicate that I was only interested in movie DVD's and Bluray discs... no data DVD's.

There is already enough roadblocks and limitations to perform such tasks in linux without having confusion as well...

I just realized that makemkv is a demo only? 50 days left!?! Whats that!?
 
Old 12-21-2010, 05:46 PM   #12
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Jeebizz, good point. Thats why I posted back to indicate that I was only interested in movie DVD's and Bluray discs... no data DVD's.

There is already enough roadblocks and limitations to perform such tasks in linux without having confusion as well...

I just realized that makemkv is a demo only? 50 days left!?! Whats that!?
I


It's weird how they do that. Before that time period is up, another demo will be released. It can be a slight PITA to update once every 2 months or so, but at least you always have the newest version with the current updates.
 
Old 12-21-2010, 06:08 PM   #13
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Are you aware of an equivalent to makemkv? or should I ask can we bypass that? basically, Can I assume makemkv is not released under opensource? I am confused with licensed stuff in linux...
 
Old 12-21-2010, 06:16 PM   #14
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have you tried brasero ?

i copied 4 movie dvds that i still have in my computer.

i think they were pretty much protected ... The movies were Going the distance , Passengers , Sex and the city 2

And a national geographic dvd about global warming .

Are any of those protected ? For me it worked. i just had to install libdvdcss.so.2 to copy the double layered dvds .. (one of them was sex and the city)
 
Old 12-21-2010, 06:17 PM   #15
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Only the GUI is opensource. That's why there's two source packages. The decrypting library itself is not opensource.

You can give k9copy a try. You can change the settings to do a stream copy instead of transcoding. Or use mencoder.
 
  


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