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vitesse 04-17-2004 12:43 PM

I worked around this problem by changing the CD/DVD entry in my wine config as follows:

[Drive M]
"Path" = "/mnt/cdrom"
"Type" = "hd"
"Label" = "CD_as_HD"
"Filesystem" = "win95"
"Codepage" = "0"

In other words, tell wine to view your DVD mountpoint as a disk, not as a CD/DVD.

whansard 04-17-2004 05:05 PM

this worked for me also. i had to use mplayer to start playing an encrypted dvd to get it to read the disk. i had to mount the drive, then start mplayer, and pause it. then let dvdshrink read the disk. there's still a few variables i wasn't able to work out. sometimes it would work and sometimes not, on the same disk

Aktaion 04-18-2004 05:11 PM

That does not work for me, because DVDShrink does not offer this drive, while wine-config have "Type" = "hd" instead of "Type"="cdrom".

whansard 04-18-2004 06:40 PM

you do it under open files, not open disk.

Aktaion 04-19-2004 03:15 PM

Under open disk I do not see drives, while they are defined as "hd".

With open file the program closes immediately as before.

chinesebob 05-01-2004 01:37 AM

This works for me

dvdbackup -i /dev/dvd -M -o .
wine DVD\ Shrink\ 3.1.exe "z:\path\to\dvdbackup\SOME_DVD\VIDEO_TS\VIDEO_TS.IFO"

z: is the wine drive assigned to the root of my linux filesystem.
When DVD Shrink comes up I have to resize the window (wider) to see everything.

whansard 05-01-2004 02:25 PM

when i try to reauthor, from the dvd, dvdshrink will not let me change compression settings, and it will not set them correctly itself. i haven't tried with the files ripped to the hard drive, but i doubt that would make a difference.

Aktaion 05-05-2004 05:53 PM

Thank you, Chinesebob!

[Drive X]
"Type" = "hd"
"Path" = "/home/path"
"Label" = "DVD on HD"
"FS" = "win95"

dvdbackup -M -i/dev/dvd -o/home/path

wine "DVD Shrink 3.1.exe" "X:\VIDEO_TS\VIDEO_TS.IFO"

Choose "Backup" and generate an ISO-file. You can burn this ISO-Image.


It works. Thank you.

Larcen 05-09-2004 03:07 PM

Aktaion; are you able to watch the DVD on a regular DVD player? I've tried DVD Shrink once, on Windows and it worked great, but it wouldn't play on a dvd player. The iSO image mounted on a virtual drive and played fine, but the dvd wouldn't once burned. I've been hunting for weeks for a solution to Copying my DVD's on Linux, I do so with each new DVD I purchase, and I've yet to find a simple solution via Linux. :(

Aktaion 05-09-2004 03:24 PM

Hi Larcen,

yes I can watch it on my DVD player.

You can try transcode + DVD Rip to make VCDs or SVCDs (don't use DivX/AVI; choose MPEG instead). This will also work.

Larcen 05-09-2004 03:38 PM

Thanks for the swift response. I just downloaded DVD Shrink 3.1.7 so I'll try and install it, and give it a try on a dvd I got lying around, and see how it goes. Chances are, I'll be back once I run into problems.. *I usually do*..and finish reading this thread a few more times. lol

whansard 05-09-2004 10:09 PM

you are letting dvdshrink make the iso image for you, aren't you? if you just burn the files to a disk, it will only play in a apex or cyberhome type player.

Larcen 05-09-2004 11:30 PM

That first, and only time I tried it on my Windows box, I used DVD Decrypter to rip the dvd, then used DVD Shrink to create the iSO, then used DVD Decrypter to write the DVD. Maybe I had a bad copy, I dunno. I'll give it a try on Linux tomorrow while I'm off work.

chinesebob 05-11-2004 10:06 AM

With my burner, cdrecord.prodvd seems to create a more compatible dvd
than growisofs. The thing about cdrecord.prodvd is it has a weird license,
where the free license limits recording speed to 2x.

cdrecord.prodvd -dao DVD.IMG

whansard 05-11-2004 10:27 AM

i've been using cdrecord-prodvd, and burning at 4x. maybe it's your drive that doesn't know your disks. i have some 2x disks that will only burn at 1x.

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