[mythtv-users] DVD Rip ISO

Daniel A. Segel mythtv at archer-segel.com
Tue Mar 7 00:39:43 UTC 2006

I'ved the iso rip function in Myth to create iso files and then played 
them via xine (via Myth's Video section) without any trouble at all. 
Keep in mind that iso's created from a DVD will most likely be too large 
to burn to a single-layer disc. I've never tried to burn one to a dual 
layer disc, so I can't comment on whether or not that works.


Joel Ostheller wrote:

> 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 you?
> 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 
> <mailto: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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