[mythtv-users] Solution for DVD that MythTV can't rip

David Campbell dave at cpfc.org
Fri Jun 1 15:38:22 UTC 2007

Tom Greer wrote:
> Being able to select movies from a list on the TV screen and instantly
> view them is such a dream.  It sure beats searching through all of my
> DVDs and trying to find the one I want - then physically inserting it
> and waiting for it to load.
> Thank you, MythTV!  Thank you!
> Over the past week, I have been diligently ripping my entire DVD
> collection to disk.  As I go along, I find some that Myth cannot rip.
> I like to rip the entire ISO file.  That way I have the menus, the
> scene selections, and the bonus material.
> I searched here and found many possible solutions for the unrippable
> DVDs.  Most solutions did not rip the entire ISO.  Ones that did were
> very complicated.
> Eventually, my googling led me to k9copy.  This is easy to use to rip
> the ISO. I simply insert the DVD and tell it to copy to my MythTV
> movie directory.  It's just about as fast as Myth in terms of ripping
> time.
> Best yet, it has worked everytime.
> I still use Myth to rip most.  But for any that fail, I just call up
> k9copy and voila!
> I'm just posting this here to simplify the search process for the next person.

My 2p

dvdbackup -M -i /dev/dvd -o ~/DVDrips

genisoimage -o /data/DVD/The_MATRIX.iso -dvd-video ~/DVDrips/THE_MATRIX

rm -rf ~/DVDrips/THE_MATRIX


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