[mythtv-users] DVD ISOs

jedi jedi at mishnet.org
Tue Dec 29 17:25:25 UTC 2009

On Tue, Dec 29, 2009 at 03:54:00PM +0000, Richard Morton wrote:
> 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.
> >> ...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.

...oh I quite agree. Recompression with a modern codec is a very handy thing.

Everyone has their own requirements though and their own ideas of "big" and
"a lot". My own setup wouldn't be possible without the ability to convert
nearly all of my content into h264.

It's a bit of a delay. There's a bit of time between when I get posession of
a disk and when I can treat it like the rest of my mythvideo collection. 
However, the computer is doing all the work in the meantime. I'm just waiting
for it to finish.

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