[mythtv-users] DVD rip preserving menus
jonathan.watmough at gmail.com
Tue May 24 22:57:14 UTC 2005
On 5/24/05, Derek Scollon <mailing.lists at scotwebsolutions.com> wrote:
> > On 5/24/05, Andrew Ziobro <aziobro at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> > I like being able to use DVD menus and skip from chapter to
> >> chapter, so I've just switched to xine and it's working great for
> >> DVDs. My next question is whether MythTV can rip DVDs preserving
> >> DVD menus and chapters. I've done this in Windows using a little
> >> program which makes perfect or compressed rips, then Cyberlink
> >> PowerDVD can play these directly from hard disk. I've been looking
> >> around but don't see how this is done in MythTV.
> >> >
> >> > --
> >> > Best regards,
> >> > Derek
> >> >
> >> This was on the list a while back.
> >> It will make a perfect copy to the HD of the entire DVD.
> >> I found you need to open the DVD with xine first to unlock it and
> >> then you can copy it.
> >> dd if=/dev/dvd of=/tmp/copy_of.iso bs=2048
> >> xine dvd:///tmp/copy_of.dvd/
mplayer dvd:// -dumpstream -dumpfile <somename.vob>
That opens the dvd, then dumps the contents to a single file. See the
mplayer manual for details.
Not sure how Myth does this stuff, but I seem to recall it can be simply
Hope I didn't make a mistake on that line ;-)
> Please excuse my ignorance. I just don't get this... I get an i/o
> > error when I try to run this 'dd' command, either as mythtv or root.
> > Also, I'm not sure about 'copy_of', should this be the name of the
> > DVD? For instance, I want to rip my copy of Black Hawk Down to the
> > Mythbox, do I use this:
> > dd if/dev/dvd of=/tmp/BLACK_HAWK_DOWN.iso bs=2048
> > xine dvd:///tmp/BLACK_HAWK_DOWN.iso
> > If I mount /dev/dvd and list the files, I only see JACKET_P and
> > Feel free to call me an idiot, but if someone can provide a quick step
> > by step I would greatly appreciate it.
> > --Garry
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> From Andrew's instructions, I've done the following and it seems to
> 1. Insert DVD and run xine, let it start playing the DVD, then exit it.
> 2. dd if=/dev/dvd of=/video/movie.iso bs=2048 (replace path and filename
> to suit)
> 3. xine dvd:///video/movie.iso
> Optionally, go into the File Types Settings in MythTV Video setup and
> create a new filetype called iso with the command set to xine -pfhq dvd://%s
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