[mythtv-users] Help with ripping DVD's

Greg Oliver goliver at cistera.com
Fri Dec 16 13:48:25 EST 2005


I have also had the problem of not running hdparm on the DVD drive where
it would fail at random points.  Once I turned it on, it not only cut
the time to rip by 1/3, but I had no more failures.

On Fri, 2005-12-16 at 23:22 +1300, Robin Gilks wrote:
> > Hello
> >
> > I am fairly new to myth and so far it is great.  I have my fe/be maching
> > working good now (other than a remote), and one other FE working.  Now I
> > want to be able to rip some DVD's so I don't have to worry about my kids
> > scratching them anymore.
> >
> > I installed on FC4 via Jareds great guide using atrpms rpms, but when I
> > try to rip a DVD on the FE/BE machine, I can configure it to do what I
> > want, ie choose which sections to rip, even preview, but when I press 0
> > to start ripping, it brings up a screen that says nothing to do, press 0
> > to rip dvd.  If I press 0 again, it takes me to the first menu to choose
> > what I want to rip.
> >
> > Any suggestions on this?
> >
> > Thanks in advance
> 
> Start off my running mtd from an xterm window so you can see the output
> from it - go to the Mythdvd and try ripping as usual. After its failed, go
> back to the xterm and you'll probaly find that it was something like it
> couldn't find the temp directory or something like that. I had exactly
> this problem and anything that prevents mtd from completing (apart from
> crashing) doesn't give very useful feedback :-(. (if it crashes, it says
> that communication with mtd was broken!)
> 
> Hope that helps
> 



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