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Best way to backup DVDs

Postby bobthebob1234 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:38 pm

So i'm backing up some dvds (movies(films)) and I was wondering what the best way of doing it is
At the moment i am using OGMRip to make .mkv files cos it keeps the chapters, and if that fails (sometimes it just gets stuck and sometimes the audio is out of sync with the video (or visa versa :) ) i use AcidRip to make mpg files. But sometimes that doesn't work
So in the ideal world a perfect program would:
  • Work 99.99% of the time
  • Keep as much of the orginal dvd as possible eg
    • Chapters
    • Languages (not so important)
    • subtitles
    • Special features?
  • play with mythtv over the network


Does such a program exist? If not why not!
Anyone have suggestions of a better way of doing it


Legal who har
According to wikipedia this is actually illegal in the uk but I swear i read somewhere that it is ok to make 1 backup copy of all digital media (which is what I am / wanting to do)
So until pc plod comes a knocking i ain't gona stop 8)
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Re: Best way to backup DVDs

Postby RedWillow » Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:36 pm

Try k9copy.

bobthebob1234 wrote:Work 99.99% of the time


About 95% in my experience.

bobthebob1234 wrote:Keep as much of the orginal dvd as possible eg
  • Chapters
  • Languages (not so important)
  • subtitles
  • Special features?


Keeps everything if you want.

bobthebob1234 wrote:play with mythtv over the network


Haven't a clue.
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Postby PCNetSpec » Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:25 pm

Yep, k9copy works a treat.

If your using Ubuntu, you'll have to enable the "multiverse" repo.
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Postby bobthebob1234 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:30 pm

Cool thanks, got k9copy to work for final few dvds that didn't want to play. However I can't find out how to keep chapters and subtitles, etc. I can get it to make avi files that work fine, but not chapters etc. If I create iso images mythtv doesn't want to play them (even though they show up)

Any ideas?

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Postby nelz » Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:41 am

I've tried grabbing an ISO image with
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cp /dev/dvd movie.iso

and MythVideo played it perfectly, with menus and everything.
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Postby nordle » Sun Jan 23, 2011 4:01 pm

ppa version of handbrake

x264 in mp4 container (I know everyone luvs mkv's, but I occasionally had audio sync issues which was enough to not use it).

http://handbrake.fr/

http://ppa.launchpad.net/stebbins/handb ... ots/ubuntu
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Postby pastychomper » Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:28 pm

nelz wrote:I've tried grabbing an ISO image with
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cp /dev/dvd movie.iso

and MythVideo played it perfectly, with menus and everything.


I've had similarly good results with dd.
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Postby nelz » Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:22 pm

dd and cp do the same thing here, as does
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cat /dev/dvd >some.iso
although I've found cp to be marginally faster.
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Postby bobthebob1234 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:34 pm

nelz wrote:and MythVideo played it perfectly, with menus and everything.


Did you have the iso on the machines HDD?

I put some iso images on my nas (mounted on myth box as videos directory) and it didn't like any
Firstly trying to play an iso image it didn't wake up the nas, and after I had waked it up, myth still wouldn't play.
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Postby nelz » Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:10 pm

It is on the backend's drive, in a directory that is exported to the frontends over NFS.
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DVD Shrink

Postby richnicol » Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:49 pm

DVD Shrink - Without any question the best software for backing up any DVD's - eliminates the protection on any Region DVD i have tried never lets me down. Great software :)
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Postby johnhudson » Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:44 am

K3b has an option to copy the image only; by default it copies it to /tmp but you can change that. Would that provide an adequate backup?
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