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Old 08-30-2006, 09:33 PM   #1
JBailey742
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How do you make a copy of a DVD movie?


I'd like to make a few copies of DVD movies, but I have no idea on how to do this. I am using mandrivalinux 2006, DVD powerpack. I'm a noob, so please if you don't mind, pretty simple steps. I should be able to understand most or all of what you put, so hopefully it will go well.
 
Old 08-31-2006, 12:31 AM   #2
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i would be interested in this answer as well. i have a seperate windows xp box setup just for ripping dvds, because i have not found a convenient way to copy in linux..

in windows i use dvd decrypter and dvd2one to rip and shrink dvds..

i would love to stop running back to windows for this, as this is the only thing (other than games) that windows is useful for anymore...
 
Old 08-31-2006, 12:34 AM   #3
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I'll assume this is for legal use, and not the old 'rent and rip'

I use mencoder (it comes with MPlayer) to rip and encode DVDs. A guide that covers mencoder in fairly good depth is at http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_Mencode...oduction_Guide

After much messing around, I came up with the following massive line (I use it in a script) that works for 99% of the DVDs I've run across.
Code:
mencoder -cache 8192 -ofps 23.976 -vf pp=lb -ovc lavc -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg4:autoaspect:vbitrate=$2:vpass=1 -aid 128 -oac copy -o /dev/null -af volnorm -passlogfile /dev/null dvd:// -o /usr/share/video/ripped/$1.avi
You would put that in a script, and call the script with 2 variables. The first is the movie name, which in my case is saved in /usr/share/video/ripped/. You can change as needed, obviously. The second is the bitrate, normally 800-1000 depending on the quality / size you want the rip to be. There are plenty of bitrate calculators availabe all over the place, if you prefer that. So once the above line is in a script, you just pop in the dvd (don't mount it), and run the script like:
Code:
ripdvd Some-Movie 850
Sit back and let it go for a while (40 minutes to 1 hour, computer dependant), and when all is said and done you should have a nice ripped .avi file.

Hope that helps.
 
Old 08-31-2006, 12:38 AM   #4
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Vgui,

nice work.

know anything about ripping a dvd and shrinking it to fit on a 4.7..

(and of course this is for home videos that i get from family members, they usually take up a dual layer dvd and have menus and extra features that i would like to cut out, so i can just keep the family movie. )
 
Old 08-31-2006, 12:44 AM   #5
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The method I mentioned will just rip the largest track on the DVD, which is normally the movie itself. For direct dvd to dvd copies you need to get fancier with ripping the vorbs and whatnot (which I tried, but was a lot of hassle so I never figured out).
The bitrate I mentioned should get you a low enough size. Ripping a feature length (say 1:30 or 2 hours) at a bit rate of 850 might just scrape in below 1gb, so you have lots to play with there. Something like http://freshmeat.net/projects/gtk-brcalc/ should help you estimate how to get that ideal 4.7gb avi.
Besides mencoder, a few names I have come across are dvd::rip and acidrip, and I think KDE has a GUI based rip program too.
 
Old 08-31-2006, 12:47 AM   #6
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thanks

ill check that stuff out and see if i can come up with something that works as good as my current setup

-x
 
Old 08-31-2006, 02:01 AM   #7
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Can't k3b copy them too?? I don't have a DVD drive yet. I just notice that it has the button is all.

 
Old 08-31-2006, 05:08 AM   #8
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I'll give this a try when I have time. no, i own this movie. I don't rent. movies are cheap enough to simply buy.
 
Old 08-31-2006, 05:45 AM   #9
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And what's wrong with AcidRip?
 
Old 08-31-2006, 10:18 AM   #10
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If you want to make more than one copy, why not burn an .iso image to your hard drive?

Let's use the full power of our apps without hiding behind a GUI. Open a terminal,
konsole, or whatever you call it to use command line interface (CLI).

1 - What device is your DVD burner?
Code:
mingdao@silas:~$ dmesg | grep -i atapi                                                                                                     
hda: PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-109, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
hdc: TSSTcorpCD/DVDW TS-H552U, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
hda: ATAPI 40X DVD-ROM DVD-R CD-R/RW drive, 2000kB Cache, UDMA(66)
hdc: ATAPI 48X DVD-ROM DVD-R CD-R/RW drive, 2048kB Cache, UDMA(33)
2 - Make the .iso image (and cd to the directory where you want to save it):
Code:
mingdao@silas:~$ dd if=/dev/hdc of=China.iso
NB: Substitute your device from step 1 for /dev/hdc


3 - Make as many copies as you want, so you don't scratch the original:
Code:
mingdao@silas:~$ /usr/bin/growisofs -dvd-compat -Z /dev/hdc=China.iso
Edit: You do NOT have to be root.


Now that's the name of that tune!

Last edited by Bruce Hill; 08-31-2006 at 08:07 PM.
 
Old 08-31-2006, 10:53 AM   #11
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mostly just posting in this thread so i can find it easier later (great tips ), but also check out transcode with dvd::rip. i've had really good success with that combo. this is a pretty good guide -- http://www.bunkus.org/dvdripping4linux/single/ -- not perfect but pretty good. i've found the command line examples in section 4.2.6 really good as a basic "template" for encoding with transcode when you just want the convenience of the command line. having the dvd::rip gui available is also really nice, though, you can set all your aspect ratios, crop, preview, etc. as well as all the usual stuff of selecting bitrates, codecs, audio sampling, etc.
 
Old 08-31-2006, 06:38 PM   #12
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my drive is as follows: SONY DVD RW DRU-720A
 
Old 08-31-2006, 06:44 PM   #13
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Yes, that's it. Now follow the steps in my simple guide.
 
Old 08-31-2006, 07:32 PM   #14
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Wow, that was easy. Usually I stumble with things, trying to get it going, but that was quite easy. however, I get this error:

The source seems encrypted, and can't be read.
Your DVD is probably crypted. According to your country laws, you can or can't use libdvdcss to be able to read this disc. (Media stream scrambled/encrypted)


I do have libdvdcss installed. I have and can watch DVD's. Just having trouble with the backup

edit: I tried on a DVD player, and it sort of worked for a moment. Past the warning and maybe something else, the picture was messed up badly.

Last edited by JBailey742; 08-31-2006 at 07:37 PM.
 
Old 08-31-2006, 07:42 PM   #15
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What i've found that works Amazing for me is using dvdshrink running the lastest version of wine. That program decrypts it and compresses it. Then use your fav. burning program all you need is something like k3b. I have slackware and it has this cd/dvd burning folder all you do is dragndrop remeber from windows? Works flawless!!! Also make sure you use the dvd-r i thinks its the "-" anyways its either the "-" or the "+" that doesnt work on every dvd player I think if you stick to the "-" you'll be fine

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