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Re: Recommended MPLAYER config for old computers

On Thu, Oct 04, 2007 at 05:15:53PM +1000, Cameron Hutchison wrote:
> Amit Uttamchandani <atu13439@csun.edu> wrote:
> >! unable to read sector 195204, reason: Input/output error
> >! unable to read sector 195205, reason: Input/output error
> This may be because of new forms of copy protection they are adding to
> DVDs. A DVD player navigates through the disc based on the structures
> in the VOB files, so it can be told to skip blocks on the disc.  If you
> try to read the disc as a UDF filesystem, you'll hit the blocks that
> the VOB navigation skips.
> The copy protection works by making those blocks bad so you cannot do a
> block by block copy of the disc.
> >How do I do this? mkisofs? Or can I use mencode or dvdbackup? What do you recommend?
> If you get a recent version of vobcopy (http://vobcopy.org/), it should
> be able to make a copy of the disc which can then be played off the HDD.

Why can't mplayer read the disk as if its playing the video but output
to a file that can be played later?  Can VLC?


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