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Old 04-08-2004, 01:55 PM   #1
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Is there a way to play DVD's from your hd?

I have several DVD's that I am the legal owner of. I would like to make a copy of them on my hard drive so that I can play them back later on without needing the CD's. I have tried making an iso and playing it with mplayer or videolan, but there are encryption issues that I don't know how to get around.

Is there a way to do this?

Old 04-30-2004, 06:37 AM   #2
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Yes you can,

If you can play youre DVD with xine, most of the prerequisites are fullfilled. As root do
cat /dev/dvd > mydvd.iso
You now have a mydvd.iso wich you can mount with a loop device.
Install autofs
edit /etc/auto.misc
mydvd -fstype=iso9660,ro,loop :/directory/mydvd.iso

now cd /misc/mydvd

now you see your dvd files

in xine change input /dev/dvd into /misc/mydvd and you can play your mydvd.iso

Still looking for a command-line to play all my dvd's without having to change /dev/dvd to /misc/whateverdvd.

Henk Schoneveld


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