DVD ripping application
rickmorn at gmail.com
Fri Nov 26 14:07:32 UTC 2010
On Thursday 25 November 2010 23:28:52 you wrote:
> Good day all,
> I am having a frustrating time trying to back up my DVD collection. Some
> of my DVDs are not in pristine condition having been left out of their
> covers, chewed by the dog and so on.
> I would be happy to hear any of your suggestions.
> Ubuntu 10.04
Here's what I do:
1. Wash the disc gently with warm soapy water, rinse thoroughly, and dry
with a lint-free cloth.
2. Use dvdisaster to copy the disc to your hard drive. If it detects any
errors, have it try 2 or 3 times to get as much of the data as possible.
3. Then use dvdbackup to convert the iso file produced by dvdisaster to a
directory tree, like this:
dvdbackup -M -v -i dvdisaster_output_file.iso -o .
Note the "." (period) at the very end of the line to indicate the current
directory. If you want the result to be written to a different directory,
replace the period.
4. Next, use mkisofs to convert the output of dvdbackup to an iso file, like
mkisofs -dvd-video -o final_output_iso_file.iso \
5. Finally, but a blank disc of the proper size in your dvd burner and let
growisofs burn the disc, like this:
growisofs -dvd-compat -Z /dev/scd0=mkisofs_output_file.iso
Change "/dev/scd0" to whatever device your disc burner is using.
The above approach works 99% of the time for me.
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