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Old 03-17-2007, 02:48 AM   #1
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How to copy VCD in Ubuntu ?

How to copy VCD in Ubuntu ? What program do I have to use ? I have used K3B but it doesn't work. Please help. Thank you.
Old 03-17-2007, 07:10 PM   #2
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I'm not a regular user of ubuntu, but seeing as no one else has replied...

Maybe the problem is not having the right tools installed for k3b to do the job. Check synaptic for vcdimager and vcdtools.

This method should work and is probably less confusing than using k3b;

1) Open synaptic and get vcdimager, cdrdao, and vcdtools.

2) Pop in the vcd

3) open a terminal and enter the command
if all goes well the ripping should begin, the prompt will return when it's done. If more than one drive you may need to try both. There should be files mpeg and xml now in the working directory. The .mpeg is directly playable in most players.

will create .cue and .bin files in the working directory

cdrdao write --device /dev/hdc videocd.cue
will burn the disk. videocd is a default name. /dev/hdc may not be correct in your case
cat /etc/fstab
to see what your disks are labelled

This can probably all be done through k3b as well. Also other ways available , never only one method in linux

Just throwing the above out as a method I use. Note my vcds are all of the home-made variety, commercial vcds may be another kettle of fish.

Do you happen to have 2 optical drives? Copying directly should be a possibility.
Old 03-18-2007, 02:59 PM   #3
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Using k3b go to burn cd image (first screen after the splash screen)go to the cue file you want to burn and select it.K3B will burn just about anything if you want it to.
Old 03-19-2007, 02:54 AM   #4
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Are we talking copy or simply burn? Could be either possibly.

Seeing as I needed rip a copy for a friend anyway, decided to give k3b a go using a variation of the dvd ripping directions.

1)pop in the vcd

2)open k3b and click on the icon for the optical drive

3)on the menu that pops up choose "show tracks"

4)there should be directory displayed with "data track" and "mpeg track(s)"

5) right click on the mpeg files(s)

6) choose "start ripping". Notice it's using vcdxrip from the vcdimager package.

7) It will ask for a directory. The default should be fine

8)After it's done ripping pop in the blank cd

9)file-> new project-> new video cd-> drag and drop the mpeg(s) into the area provided

10) a warning will appear about files needing to be in vcd format. Ignore this, k3b will use vcdxbuild (again from vcdimager) automatically.

11) click on burn.

Like many things gui, easy to do, hard to describe.

About burning images/isos. These work fine on my standalone player but are a nuisance with many players on the computer.


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