[mythtv-users] Rip Damaged DVD
john.baab at gmail.com
Tue Dec 16 20:52:52 UTC 2008
Keep in mind there are 2 different versions, ddrescue and gddrescue.
I recommend gddrescue as it incorporates things like resuming from the
log and some other features.
On Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 3:43 PM, <kenneth at berrypatch.net> wrote:
>> If you want to recover data from a damaged dvd you can use gddrescue
>> All you do is ddrescue -d /dev/dvd DVD_NAME.iso DVD_NAME.iso.log
>> This will skip over bad sectors and come back to recover them later,
>> so if it is choking on bad sectors for a while you can normally ^C it
>> and the ISO should be as good as you will get. If you enable the log
>> like I mentioned above then you can kill the process and restart it as
>> well. This is normally a longer process than using myth to rip the
>> On Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 1:51 PM, Michael T. Dean
>> <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
>>> On 12/16/2008 10:54 AM, kenneth wrote:
>>>> I would like to know how to rip a DVD that reports to have a
>>>> damaged/unreadable area.
>>>> I can watch the DVD using a standalone player, or Myth itself. But,
>>>> I try to rip and transcode the program using Myth it fails. The log
>>>> something about I/O error.
>>> That typically indicates a DVD that was "protected" by a scheme that
>>> causes disk read errors so you can't rip it. This is often done by big
>>> houses, like Sony, to protect their ultra-valuable content from nasty
>>>> Is there a way to rip and transcode while ignoring the error?
>>> Myth will not let you circumvent such copy protection. (So, not with
>>> Myth--and, you can read the implied conclusion to that statement
>>>> What other options do I have?
>>> There are many wikis/fora/whatever (probably all hosted outside the
>>> US--unlike this mailing list) that discuss how to rip copy-protected
>>> mythtv-users mailing list
>>> mythtv-users at mythtv.org
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> Thank you for the reply(s) I will try searching for download and
> operating instructions for ddrescue.
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