[mythtv-users] Using DVD writer as primary DVD drive?
Kevin D. Snodgrass
kds.mythtv at cox.net
Wed Mar 31 00:32:14 EST 2004
Boyd II, Willy wrote:
>>>>Going one step further in the fantasy, another useful option would
>>>>be "copy while playing". I've heard there are commercial CDROM
>>>>players which can copy the CD to disk while listening it. Mythtv
>>>>could do that with both CDs and DVDs...
>>>Do DVDs have a mountable filesystem? If so, then something
>>>like this might work:
>>>dd if=/mnt/dvd/whatever.mpg 2>/dev/null|tee
> And once mounted, xine can play from any directory that holds a
> dvd-video structure (whether mounted or the ripped vobs). No need to do
> any piping there. The part I'm not positively sure about is how to copy
> the exact structure as mounted. mkisofs??
The reason I suggested the above commands was to address the
"fantasy" of "copy while playing". That is the purpose of
tee, one copy to disk, the other stdout piped to xine.
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