RIP DvDs to Server

Florin Andrei florin at
Tue May 1 21:36:56 UTC 2007

James Tappin wrote:
> Certainly xine and I think Apple's DVD player can play a DVD image from
> disk (I don't know about  Win XP), so cp -r or rsync may be all you
> need.

Good idea. But it's perhaps better to use something like vobcopy (I 
think it's apt-get'able) to create the initial DVD image, from the DVD 
to the hard-drive. Just mount the DVD, then it's as simple as:

vobcopy -m -o .

Then play it with xine (the syntax is critical):

xine dvd:///path/to/dvd/image/

Or copy just title #1:

vobcopy -n 1 -o .

So then any player capable of playing MPEG2 should recognize that.

Florin Andrei

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