[mythtv-users] Working with DVD ISO images

kenneth at berrypatch.net kenneth at berrypatch.net
Tue Dec 16 17:18:25 UTC 2008

>> On Tuesday 16 December 2008 08:57:00 kenneth at berrypatch.net wrote:
>>> I need some help understanding how to use DVD ISO images.
>>> I (somehow) managed to RIP an ISO image from a damaged DVD (GREAT!).
>>> It
>>> will play within Myth with everything working including the menus.
>>> My main question is I can't figure out how to burn that ISO image to a
>>> new
>>> DVD.  I have successfully archived videos to the DVD, but I just can't
>>> find out how to burn the ISO image.
>>> In addition I moved the ISO image to another computer and attempted to
>>> use
>>> k3b to to burn the image which did not work.  What happened is DVD root
>>> menu would try to work I had music, you could tell the menu was
>>> changing
>>> in response to cursor movement.  But, the video was quite messed up,
>>> almost like scrambled.
>>> Summary.
>>> - Specifically how do I burn an rip'd ISO image to a new DVD?
>>> - Should I expect to be able to use other burning software to write the
>>> ISO image?
>>> - Would it be possible to duplicate a DVD using dd?
>> K3b uses the same command line tools that I would have suggested.
>> growisofs is
>> the standard way to burn a DVD, and that's what Mytharchive and K3b use.
> So it sounds like since both k3b and Mytharchive both use growisofs, there
> is nothing special or unique about an iso ripped via Mtyh, correct?
> This then implies that I should be able to move the ISO to another
> computer and burn via K3b. (correct me if I'm wrong)
>> Does K3b work for you with a known-good ISO? Since the ISO seems to work
>> for
>> you I have to assume the disk image is good.
> I know that k3b CAN play an encyrpted DVD, and I have been able to mount
> the ISO mentioned above via losetup and play the ISO image using k3b.  So
> I am fairly confident it is a good ISO image.  Yet when I burned that same
> image using k3b the resulting DVD would not play correctly.  I will try
> your suggestion below of trying a slower speed.
>> You might try burning at a slower speed, that sometimes helps.
>> --
>> beww
>> beww at beww.org
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> BUT my what I really want to know is how to have Myth burn the image onto
> a DVD with out moving the ISO to another computer.  I feel like I must be
> looking over something obvious.  Can someone point me to an howto, or
> explain this process.  I have spent 2-3 hours messing around in
> Mytharchive and I just don't get it.
> Thanks,
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I made a mistake ... I used kaffine instead of k3b to play the ISO image. 
I still feel like the ISO image is good.

Kenneth Berry

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