Re: DVD Paranoia?
On Sat, May 01, 2010 at 03:52:30PM -0500, Mark Allums wrote:
> On 5/1/2010 12:45 PM, Ron Johnson wrote:
>> On 05/01/2010 04:50 AM, markus reichelt wrote:
>>> * Ron Johnson<email@example.com> wrote:
>>>> The issue is that I'm trying to read some 2-3 year old "movie"
>>>> DVD-Rs and they're all at some point failing.
>>> Try another drive (best would be a dvd burner).
>>> Apart from that, you could try ddrescue and just plain copy the whole
>>> disc to an iso imagefile.
>> ddrescue or gddrescue?
>>> Also, check out vobcopy, it's my fav
>>> application to backup dvds.
>> I'll try that.
> If you are interested in DVDs under Debian, note that a useful thing to
> know about is the videolan project
> They provide libdvdcss and libdvdplay, useful libraries to install,
> which are not included in Debian. (non-DFSG)
VLC also has a neat "stream to file" feature. I've used that many times
to backup DVD movies, or to get them onto my MythTV machine. Ron, I'm
not sure that'll help your situation, but you might want to give it a
shot. If you need help with that, let me know.