[mythtv-users] Many new dvd's not working
digitalaudiorock at gmail.com
Thu Nov 25 19:36:55 UTC 2010
On Thu, Nov 25, 2010 at 4:40 AM, James Courtier-Dutton
<james.dutton at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 19 November 2010 13:24, Dom H <speedsix.lists at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> On 18 November 2010 16:47, jedi <jedi at mishnet.org> wrote:
>>> I have encountered very few DVDs that didn't work with the dumpstream
>>> option in mplayer. A few that failed that, were readable after applying
>> Dumpstream is very reliable (the most reliable imo) but like I say,
>> doesn't preserve the metadata needed for things like forced subtitles
>> which I can't see how people can live without. In fact, I'm confused
>> how most people are watching discs with forced subs (more than you
>> think). VLC doesn't support it at all and the option in mplayer
>> (packaged with the current Ubuntu at least) just doesn't work. Does
>> myth frontend? I watched Inglorious Basterds recently and had to keep
>> turning subs on and off manually for each bit of non English dialogue.
>> Anyway, I digress..
>> I'm really surprised there isn't a free, open-source, dvdnav based
>> ripper availble yet. Mplayer's dumpstream option is 99% there and I
>> can understand why the devs may not focus too much of their efforts on
>> dvd ripping, saying that, the best way to 'rip' a dvd is exactly the
>> same as playing it, i.e using the "standards" (which shouldn't ever
>> change) to skirt around the nastiness.
> Why not use "dvdbackup".
> It is one of my programs on the original dvdnav web site. (before the
> mplayer people forked dvdnav)
> Find it here:
I can tell you first hand that dvdbackup dies on enough of the newer
copy protected dvds that I gave up on it some time ago.
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