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

Dan Littlejohn dan.littlejohn at gmail.com
Wed Mar 9 00:24:27 UTC 2005

I have had very good success with dd -> .iso and then playing with
xine.  And it has worked with every disk except one odd problem.

The disk "Escape from New York"  fast forwards at almost every scene
change for no reason.  (you don't know how bummed I was that this
happens)  I can slow it down to regular speed after it does this, but
who wants to watch a movie like that.  Don't know if it is copy
protection related.

Also, I use to have a old teac cd-rom that would read disks that
others would not.  It was magic so I believe that hardware could a

Dan Littlejohn

On Tue, 08 Mar 2005 23:58:05 +0100, Peter Valdemar Morch
<swp5jhu02 at sneakemail.com> wrote:
> Andrew Gallatin gallatin-at-cs.duke.edu |Lists| wrote:
> > 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...
> dd doesn't use or need dvdcss. It creates a binary copy of the DVD. dd
> doesn't care what is on it.
> When dd has created a binary copy of the DVD in /tmp and xine runs that,
> xine will call dvdcss to decrypt that binary image in /tmp.
> dd needs to work. Every time. Only then will you know that the OS can
> get at your DVD drive reliably.
> That fact the dd freezes your system is also an indication that
> something bad is up with your DVD drive.
> I can only repeat that it sure sounds to me like a hardware or
> DVD-burner-driver problem. But of course what you choose to spend your
> time on is up to you. And I might be wrong! :-D
> Peter
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