[mythtv-users] DVD Rip ISO

Joel Ostheller j.ostheller at gmail.com
Mon Mar 6 21:31:50 UTC 2006

Yes... The "perfect" setting just rips the main movie and stores it in .mpg
which is pretty cool because of the myth script that looks up the movie info
in IMDB and then defaults pictures and info and such. This feature works
excellent when you want to rent a movie and you don't have time to watch it
now, so you rip, return, and watch at a later date. When I rip a perfect
version, the DVD tray is not locked... Basically the "perfect" option works
great for having a small digital library of some movies, that you aren't
planning on stealing because what good does having an 8 gig mpg file do for

There are some of my movies though that I would like to back up with the ISO
feature. For example... all my Disney movies because my kids get so excited
about putting the DVD in the player and a DVD is only going to last so long
being handled by a 4 year old.  Sure I could just copy with a windows box
and such, but Myth has the feature so I would like to take advantage of it.
When I use this ISO rip feature, it 1. locks my DVD drive door, and 2. ISO's
don't produce working DVD's using the burning software KB3. I suspect the
problem is with Myth as opposed to KB3.

On 3/6/06, William <wmunson at rochester.rr.com> wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> Using the DVD Rip option for "perfect" setting works perfectly =) When I
> use
> DVD rip with the ISO setting, after  the rip is complete my DVD drive will
> no longer open... it acts like the program is not letting go of the
> resource. My lame solution to this is to reset the box (im sure there is a
> better way to kill this). In addition to this problem, I have had no
> success
> in taking that ISO image and burning it to DVD with KB3. The burned DVD
> does
> not work in Myth DVD player (xine or mplayer) or a stand alone DVD player.
> Thoughts?
> ---------------------------
> I suspect your problem is that even the perfect rip setting only rips the
> main track and does not rip any menus or file structures. This behavior
> may
> have changed since I tried it last year. Now I rip my dvds with a windows
> program that rips everything (dvdshrink) and shrinks stuff to fit a dvd5
> disk.
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