[mythtv-users] MythTV and ripping "The Phantom Menace"

John Baab john.baab at gmail.com
Thu Sep 11 13:03:20 UTC 2008

You can try using ddrescue to rip it as well:

ddrescue /dev/dvd name_of_file.iso name_of_file.iso.log

If it has any copy protection then it will skip over those bad bits
and come back to work on them later, at which point you can just kill
the process.  I have yet to see a DVD that this has not worked on.
Glad that so many companies are willing to break standards and
introduce garbage that stops consumers from enjoying the product they
purchased, all in the name of piracy.

On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 7:38 AM, James Crow <james at ultratans.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-09-10 at 23:41 -0500, Dan Linder wrote:
>> I've been ripping and trans-coding my DVD collection to my MythTV box
>> with good success until tonight.  I put in the DVD "Star Wars I - The
>> Phantom Menace" and it starts ripping the movie (just the movie, not
>> the entire .ISO image).  It gets about 33% done (on the bar-graph) and
>> then the rip process seems to die and the screen says "nothing being
>> ripped or transcoded".
>> I've grepped through the various log files in /var/log, but can't find
>> any error mentioned.  Any suggestions as to how to debug this?
>> I can put the DVD in and watch the opening scenes so it should be
>> decoded correctly...
>> Dan
>> --
>> "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?" (Who can watch the watchmen?) -- from
>> the Satires of Juvenal
>> "I do not fear computers, I fear the lack of them." -- Isaac Asimov
>> (Author)
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> I have not tried this particular disc, but when I was doing the same
> thing I saw many newer DVDs that were just plain broken. i.e. They had
> copy protection on them such that when ripping under Linux I would end
> up with a iso file of 20GB or it would just hang sometime during the
> process. At least many of the newer (less than a year old) discs have a
> note on the package. I now use DVDFab 5 under Wine to rip them. Of
> course I have no idea how you could do that from within Myth.
> Thanks,
> James
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