[mythtv-users] Anyone else having problems ripping new movies?

Andrew Gallatin gallatin at cs.duke.edu
Tue Mar 8 17:52:31 UTC 2005

Peter Valdemar Morch [swp5jhu02 at sneakemail.com] wrote:
> Andrew Gallatin gallatin-at-cs.duke.edu |Lists| wrote:
> > I just tried to dd the raw device, and that seemed to wedge the box
> > solid.
> Ok, if dd won't do it, then I don't think you'll have a chance in hell 
> to get xine or mplayer to work - they can't read the disk! (The 
> exception being the DVD disks in this thread containing rip/copy 
> protection...)

Xine does work though, exactly once per insertion of a DVD.  If I try
to use it a second time, it doesn't work.    I don't think dd has a 
chance to work, since there was no dvdcss auth done...

I think dvdbackup seems to solve my "you can authenticate only one
time" problem with this dvd drive.  At least it seems to have made a
nice copy of the DVD I threw at it.  Now to see how to get myth (or
something else) to transcode from a directory tree rather than a
/dev/dvd device file.


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