[mythtv-users] high quality dvd rip tip

Matt Emmott memmott at gmail.com
Mon Nov 26 04:01:17 UTC 2007

On Nov 25, 2007 6:32 PM, Anthony Giggins <seven at seven.dorksville.net> wrote:

> > 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.
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > John
> I believe this has already been done in Mythdora....
> Anthony
> <http://mythtv.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/mythtv-users>

Yes, I've run K9Copy from the Myth GUI in Mythdora. I don't use it regularly
though, I use DVDShrink on My Vista box that rips .ISO files directly to my
server's Samba share.

Not to steal the topic, but I did want to say that ripping directly to ISOs
is MUCH more reliable IMHO than ripping a folder of VOB and IFO files. Or
maybe I just like using lots of capitalized acronyms...
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