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Old 05-12-2011, 11:35 PM   #1
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trying to create a dvd from a dvd


i know the description is far from the greatest but i have a full series of a show in a box set....i need to make copies...and ive honestly never made a dvd myself...ive made plenty of cds....never a dvd...so i guess the question is...what applications do i need? should i rip the dvd onto my hard drive first? really not sure what i need to do...im using ubuntu 10.10 ive already installed gnomebaker...help?
 
Old 05-13-2011, 01:35 AM   #2
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What distro are you using?
You can rip the DVD to your hard drive with Handbrake: http://handbrake.fr/
You can then create a backup DVD with Devede: http://www.rastersoft.com/programas/devede.html
 
Old 05-13-2011, 08:26 AM   #3
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i know the description is far from the greatest but i have a full series of a show in a box set....i need to make copies...and ive honestly never made a dvd myself...ive made plenty of cds....never a dvd...so i guess the question is...what applications do i need? should i rip the dvd onto my hard drive first? really not sure what i need to do...im using ubuntu 10.10 ive already installed gnomebaker...help?
You DVD's are going to be encrypted so by default you can't rip them. Head over to medibuntu add their repo and install everything. As mentioned above Handbrake is a good ripper but can be a little tricky (for me at least)you can also install thoggen which is a super basic ripper that gets the job done. Then, again encode with Devedee and burn the iso to DVD. it's always a good idea to burn DVD's SLOW! I won't burn faster than 8x. A lot of people won't go faster the 4x!
 
Old 05-13-2011, 08:31 AM   #4
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This is how I do it from a terminal:

To burn an image of a CD/DVD to the hard drive:
Code:
dd if=/dev/sr0 of=namethedvd.iso
Replace /dev/sr0 with your DVD drive.

To burn an iso to DVD:
Code:
growisofs -dvd-compat -Z /dev/sr0=namethedvd.iso
Then you should check your DVD against the ISO image:
Code:
cmp /dev/sr0 namethedvd.iso
or use this script:
Code:
#!/bin/sh
# iso-md5-check.sh
# Bruce Hill <support at happypenguincomputers dot com>
#
# Check the md5sum of a CD/DVD vs. the md5sum of an ISO.
#

if [ $1 ]; then
  File=$1
else
  echo "Usage: $0 </path/to/ISO> <CD/DVD-device>"
  echo "E.g.   $0  /tmp/memtest86-4.0.iso /dev/dvd"
  exit 1
fi

if [ $2 ]; then
  Drive=$2
else
  echo "Usage: $0 </path/to/ISO> <CD/DVD-device>"
  echo "E.g.   $0  /tmp/memtest86-4.0.iso /dev/dvd"
  exit 1
fi

if [ ! -b $Drive ]; then
  echo "ERROR.  '$Drive' is not a block device."
  exit 1
fi

if [ ! -r $File ]; then
  echo "ERROR.  ISO image '$File' does not exist."
  exit 1
else
  echo "** Verifying md5sums between $File <-> $Drive"
  dd if=$Drive | head -c $(stat --format=%s $File) | md5sum \
    && md5sum $File
fi
Copy that to a file and name it iso-md5-check.sh then make it executable by issuing:
Code:
chmod +x iso-md5-check.sh
Then issue the command:
Code:
sh iso-md5-check.sh /tmp/memtest86-4.0.iso /dev/sr0
in the directory with the script with the path to your ISO file first, and the drive
where the DVD is located second.

You might find a GUI app easier to use, but this method is simple and more reliable
than those GUI apps. They do the same, or something similar, in the background.
It's just hidden so you don't know/see what's happening.

Last edited by Bruce Hill; 06-10-2011 at 04:47 PM.
 
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Old 05-13-2011, 10:35 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Bruce Hill View Post
Code:
growisofs -dvd-compat -Z /dev/sr0=namethedvd.iso
I didn't think that "growisofs" can be used to burn ISO images. But isn't that what "cdrecord" and "wodim" is for?
 
Old 05-13-2011, 10:44 AM   #6
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http://www.linuxmanpages.com/man1/growisofs.1.php

cdrecord also burns DVD from ISO; wodim is a Debian fork iirc, which may
or may not work -- ymmv

The commands I posted work and are used by me. If you "think" they don't
work you should try and at least Google first.
 
  


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