Some surprise while "dd-ing" a video DVD...

J.Markoll j.markoll at free.fr
Wed Jan 18 14:21:15 UTC 2006


Andrea Giuliano a écrit :
> Hi!
Hello,

> What did "mplayer" do that allowed "dd" to work?
Why do you want to attribute the better result do mplayer ? no sense to 
that.
I also get regularly awful I/O errors on diverse operations with the CD 
and DVD devices, be it burning, or else, such as ripping, but there is 
no clue till here. It's mystic, I was advised to put garlic on the 
machine :rolleyes!:

> You have to know that:
> 1) all this happens with several different video DVDs;
> 2) the DVD drive is rather new (August 2005);
> 3) the disks work perfectly on my DVD player (I mean, they are original, 
> not copies, they are clean, they have no scratches, and so on)
> 4) I run Breezy, updated.
> 
> Best regards.
If someone has clues, or if you find out what the trouble comes from, 
I'd be
most interested, as I did search quite long, with diverses graphical 
frontends, with tools in the shell, and on the web too.(CD and DVD are 
close cousins, aren't they ?)
Greetings, Joyce Markoll.

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