[mythtv-users] high quality dvd rip tip

Anthony Giggins seven at seven.dorksville.net
Sun Nov 25 23:32:20 UTC 2007


> Steve MacLaren wrote:
>> Thought I would pass along a recent discovery:
>>
>> I've struggled for some time playing ISOs and vobs ripped with MythDVD
>> using the internal player.  ISOs sometimes contain much undesired
>> content forcing you to navigate considerably to get to the movie.
>> vobs ripped with Myth inevitably have permanently broken seektables.
>> So I had resigned myself to "Excellent" quality, or .avis - these are
>> fine for most of my DVDs (kids films) as they are fairly compact;
>> however, there are a few DVDs in the library that justify a higher
>> quality rip.
>>
>> So I have started using k9copy and have been very pleased with the
>> results.  It lets you choose exactly which title(s) to rip and then
>> will rip them as ISO files.  That way I get a true reproduction of
>> only the part of the DVD I want.  And, Myth's internal player handles
>> playback of these ISOs quite well - no seektable issues.
>
> Nice tip. I wonder if k9copy (or the underlying libraries/utilities it
> calls) can be scripted, so that the behaviour you describe above could
> be used from mythfrontend rather than having to run a separate GUI app.
>
> Cheers,
>
> John

I believe this has already been done in Mythdora....

Anthony


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