[mythtv-users] DVD rip preserving menus

Garry Cook garrycook at gmail.com
Tue May 24 21:57:15 UTC 2005

On 5/24/05, Andrew Ziobro <aziobro at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I like being able to use DVD menus and skip from chapter to chapter, so I've just switched to xine and it's working great for DVDs. My next question is whether MythTV can rip DVDs preserving DVD menus and chapters. I've done this in Windows using a little program which makes perfect or compressed rips, then Cyberlink PowerDVD can play these directly from hard disk. I've been looking around but don't see how this is done in MythTV.
> >
> > --
> > Best regards,
> > Derek
> >
>  This was on the list a while back.
>  It will make a perfect copy to the HD of the entire DVD.
>  I found you need to open the DVD with xine first to unlock it and
> then you can copy it.
>   dd if=/dev/dvd of=/tmp/copy_of.iso bs=2048
>   xine dvd:///tmp/copy_of.dvd/

Please excuse my ignorance. I just don't get this... I get an i/o
error when I try to run this 'dd' command, either as mythtv or root.
Also, I'm not sure about 'copy_of', should this be the name of the
DVD? For instance, I want to rip my copy of Black Hawk Down to the
Mythbox, do I use this:
dd if/dev/dvd of=/tmp/BLACK_HAWK_DOWN.iso bs=2048
xine dvd:///tmp/BLACK_HAWK_DOWN.iso

If I mount /dev/dvd and list the files, I only see JACKET_P and VIDEO_TS.

Feel free to call me an idiot, but if someone can provide a quick step
by step I would greatly appreciate it.


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