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Old 04-24-2004, 11:44 AM   #1
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k3b dvd ripping

I'm trying to follow the procedure for ripping a dvd movie described in the k3b helpfile but when I click on the DVD drive icon I only see two folders named: video_ts and audio_ts. In the subfolder there are some vob files but there's no option named 'copy' in the context menu.

Does anyone know how to overcome this problem?
Old 04-25-2004, 09:58 AM   #2
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problem? well that is what's on a DVD, that's normal..... i'd suggest you re-read the article or if it's incorrect, throw it away and use a better program.
Old 04-26-2004, 02:21 AM   #3
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Yes, I know that's what you normally see when looking at the content of a DVD but according to the helpfile something different should appear which I can right-click on to select the option 'copy'...

Somebody suggested not to mount the drive but rather let k3b do that. But when I try to do that nothing is displayed where angle, title, chapter information etc. should be. But the drive seems to do something (with both methods - mounted & unmounted - the disk spins up).
By the way - I'm using Mandrake 10.0, KDE 3.2, Kernel 2.6.2, k3b 0.11.9

When you suggest using a different program which one do you have in mind?
Old 04-26-2004, 07:42 AM   #4
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After you click on the drive icon, then in the toolbar click on tools, then DVD, Then copy dvd.
Old 10-11-2004, 05:20 PM   #5
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k3b fails to rip dvds

I have a feeling that your problem may be due to your not having the correct dependencies loaded. (see help) If that's true, isn't it surprising that no-one to my knowledge has released a distro that automatically configures k3b so that it can do everything it's capable of (i know it's just a front end).
I have the same problem with k3b and with Kino.....all I want to do is capture video, edit, pipe to divx and record, and then rip a dvd in the afternoon! Life could be sooooo simple.....
Hope that helps. Check that you have the right version of transcode and libdvdread (0.9.2)

ps i'm a newbie, so I may be speaking out of my arse.
Old 11-01-2004, 11:00 AM   #6
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Old K3B Version

I know the tutorial you are talking about.

The URL is:

I know what your problem is, you dont have the latest version of K3b. The latest version is 0.11.17

Find a package for the latest version, uninstall your old k3b, then install the package.

You will now see the copy menu that the tutorial mentions.

One thing i've noticed though, is that k3b currently will not rip with transcode 0.6.12 or 0.6.13, which are the two latest versions. Apparantly, it will only rip with 0.6.11 and lower. The next major release of K3b is supposed to support the latest version of transcode.



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