[mythtv-users] DVD ISOs

Richard Morton richard.e.morton at gmail.com
Tue Dec 29 16:54:19 UTC 2009


2009/12/29 Richard Morton <richard.e.morton at gmail.com>:
> Charles,
>> time ddrescue --no-split --verbose --block-size=2048 ${DEV} ${OUTFILE}
> ddrescue -n -b=2048 /dev/sr0 file.iso
> interesting; I am well through a test with this exact command; been
> trying various options and this looks very promising. Midway through
> the Handbrake transcode now.

although I preceded it with


>>> ...then just rip the relevant titles and don't bother compressing them.
>> One of the nice things about an ISO rip is that it preserves all of
>> the menus, etc.  I don't think other tools would do that.
> yeah, I agree it would be lovely to keep everything and I know storage
> is cheap... but I have a spare 500GB drive already and with
> compression of the main feature taking it to 2GB/2hour film
> (preserving as much quality as possible) rather than up to 9GB (say
> 7GB) for a ISO rip. that makes one hell of a difference in the amount
> of films I can have available on-line in Myth.
> R

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