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Old 05-22-2005, 01:01 AM   #1
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DVD Decrypter (without SCSI emulation) + DVD Shrink

Last month or so I've been using DVD Decrypter with SCSI emulation until someone said it wasn't need. I was like...huh. Sweet just change [Version] to nt40 instead of win2k or winxp does the trick. Now ripping is fast and burning with dvd decrypter is fast as well.
Here's my ubuntu specific guide for DVD Decrypter and DVD Shrink in wine.
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I have SuSE 10, but I the guide for Ubuntu to get DVD Decrypter running under wine. I finally got DVD Decrypter running, but is gets a "Sense Error". What is this?
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Everything works good with wine 0.9. Ignore previous post of mine.

Old 10-25-2005, 12:46 PM   #5
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k9Copy is your answer

Try the new (?) k9copy for KDE. It works beautifully. Debian packages here or APT sources here.

It can do the shrink thing and its FLOSS and its very easy to use. It will save your Audio TS and Video TX folders into a designated folder (default is /tmp/dvd) which can be saved to keep these folders for every movie, but even easier is that it can make an *.iso of the movie for easy disk making, or burn the output directly (if you have two dvd drives and one is a writer).

After too much struggling with DVDShrink and Wine, this is perfecto. I love it!
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Problem is the new Sony ARccOS protection scheme. Like the Playstation media, it causes bad sectors to be "written" to the disc. For Playstation, the game console looks for these bad sectors to verify that the disc is genuine. For movie decryption, it causes read/write errors. Since a typical DVD/CD writer is designed to "fix" bad sectors, this poses problems backing up your home DVDs, most times decrypting programs hang up. DVD Decrypter was successful in overcomming this protection by ignoring and writing dummy sectors.

I don't know of any Linux application that can do any of this. Chances are that the fight for dvdcss has left many developers weary of messing with too many copy protection schemes until the courts make their decisions final. Lightning_U.K. the author of DVD Decrypter was "discouraged" from maintaining DVD Decrypter by Macromedia.

Wine 0.9 fixes the problems I was having in SuSE 10 with these programs.

As a side note, I am able to install more Win specific programs with this version.


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