[mythtv-users] high quality dvd rip tip

John Veness John.Veness.myth at pelago.org.uk
Sat Nov 24 12:29:09 UTC 2007

Steve MacLaren wrote:
> Thought I would pass along a recent discovery:
> I've struggled for some time playing ISOs and vobs ripped with MythDVD
> using the internal player.  ISOs sometimes contain much undesired
> content forcing you to navigate considerably to get to the movie.
> vobs ripped with Myth inevitably have permanently broken seektables.
> So I had resigned myself to "Excellent" quality, or .avis - these are
> fine for most of my DVDs (kids films) as they are fairly compact;
> however, there are a few DVDs in the library that justify a higher
> quality rip.
> So I have started using k9copy and have been very pleased with the
> results.  It lets you choose exactly which title(s) to rip and then
> will rip them as ISO files.  That way I get a true reproduction of
> only the part of the DVD I want.  And, Myth's internal player handles
> playback of these ISOs quite well - no seektable issues.

Nice tip. I wonder if k9copy (or the underlying libraries/utilities it 
calls) can be scripted, so that the behaviour you describe above could 
be used from mythfrontend rather than having to run a separate GUI app.



John Veness, MythTV user, UK, DVB-T

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