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Re: [SLE] Backing UP Movie DVD's
  • From: Paul Howie <paulhowie@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2004 17:23:51 +0200
  • Message-id: <6b8127150409220823673e3b0f@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
I think it's a little harder than all that, and I don't know of an
easy linux solution to it.

Most DVDs that you buy are at least a little larger than the 4.6Gb
limit on a DVD-/+R. Software like DVDXCopy actually has to recompress
the video streams to get them to fit on a DVDR. Since there is
currently no software that can 100% legally decrypt a DVD for linux
(to the best of my knowledge) you will struggle to get most DVDs to
copy successfully.

That said, try googling for the problem, there's a few sites that
cover this sort of thing, but I'm not sure if posting them to the
mailing list would be against ths SuSE conditions. They seem edgy
where it comes to DVDs.

Paul Howie

On Wed, 22 Sep 2004 09:53:50 -0500, Joe Morris (NTM) <joe_morris@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> Martin Love wrote:
> >Sorry about not giving the hardware info.. No I only have 1 DVD recorder and
> >no DVD rom.
> >
> I thought so. So you couldn't just put in the movie and 48 minutes
> later have the copy. ;-) Anyway, k3b will do that as well, if your
> reader and writer are the same device, and it works quite well.
> >So the software would create an image on my D: drive, then eject
> >the original DVD an ask me to put in a blank DVD.
> >
> >
> IIRC, k3b does the same. I have (so far) only copied my SuSE dvd for a
> backup, but it worked like a charm.
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