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Old 12-02-2018, 03:31 PM   #1
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Software to back up DVDs


Just went through and digitized my old CD collection to FLAC so I have it all digitally in a lossless format. But it got me thinking about all my movie DVDs I have. Is there any way to back them up digitally, so not only that I could watch them without a DVD player but more importantly that I won't ever lose all the movies I bought?
 
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you can rip them to a hdd, but if you lose that they are lost, just like if you lose your dvd's they are lost. Can anyone really prevent loss? if you have a multitude of copies, that does reduce your chances of loss, only if they all do not go bad at the same time, or something catastrophic happens and they are all lost at the same time,

but you can use HandBrake to rip them to a hdd medium.
 
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Thanks BW, I was much more worried about what software would actually do it. I have much more faith in my ability to make them last digitally rather than in their physical DVD form
 
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Thanks BW, I was much more worried about what software would actually do it. I have much more faith in my ability to make them last digitally rather than in their physical DVD form
that HandBrake is made to do that, so you shouldn't have an issue getting that accomplished. At least you cannot scratch a HDD.
 
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Exactly!!
 
Old 12-02-2018, 06:42 PM   #6
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I use dvdbackup:
Code:
dvdbackup(1)                General Commands Manual               dvdbackup(1)

NAME
       dvdbackup - Tool to backup DVDs

SYNOPSIS
       dvdbackup [OPTION]...

DESCRIPTION
       This  manual page documents briefly the dvdbackup command.  This manual
       page was written for the Debian distribution because the original  pro‐
       gram  does not have a manual page.  dvdbackup is a tool to extract data
       from video DVDs.  It has the advantages of being small, fast, and  easy
       to use.
To install:
Code:
sudo apt install dvdbackup
And some notes on usage I made when ripping some dvds:

To backup a specific chapter or chapters from a title:
======================================================
dvdbackup -t 1 -s 20 -e 25 -i/dev/dvd -o/my/dvd/backup/dir
This will backup chapter 20 to 25 in title 1
To backup a single chapter e.g. chapter 20 do -s 20 -e 20
To backup from chapter 20 to the end chapter use only -s 20

To backup to chapter 20 from the first chapter use only -e 20


Example
=======
1. Copy Title 1 chapters 5 and 6
$ dvdbackup -i /dev/sr0 -t 1 -s 5 -e 6 -o DVD-RIP-DIR Backup title 1 chapters 5 to 6
$ dvdbackup -i /dev/sr0 -t 1 -o DVD-RIP-DIR Backup title 1
$ dvdbackup -M Backup the whole dvd
 
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