copy dvd to iso

NoOp glgxg at
Wed Oct 13 21:18:08 UTC 2010

On 10/12/2010 11:55 AM, Brian Hazelton wrote:
> Hey,
> I read somewhere that you can copy a dvd to an iso image for backup
> purposes with ubuntu, I have the menu option but it is greyed out. Can
> anyone tell me if i need a certain package or if it is because the dvd
> can somehow disable the feature? I would just like to know why I cant
> copy it?

I just use Brasero.

I insert the dvd (commercial movie dvd) and am prompted run in Movie
Player. Instead, I select Brasero from the dropdown & use that. Works
just fine (for me). To test the iso I just bring up Movie Player (Totem)
and open & play the iso. Keep in mind that the iso will typically be
over 4Gb and not fit on a standard single layer dvd. So, you'll need to
use dvd95, dvdrip etc., to reduce/compress if that is your goal.

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