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juicer
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How to copy my DVD collection

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I OWN THE DVDs in question. Yes they are encrypted, store bought DVDs. No, I am not reselling them.
My kids like to use the DVDs as coasters and I want to have backup copied.
What program(s) can I use to decrypt/shrink/burn the DVDs?
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Ditto. I used K9 Copy in Mint 10, and Thoggen in Mint 13. Now on 17 I can get neither. What can be used to do a DVD-to-ISO rip?
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Well I can copy the DVD to iso using K3B but when I try to use DEVEDE to shrink/burn, it fails with errors.
I have come across some info about this but unfortunately it is beyond my paygrade ;-)
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K9copy (and others) is still available for Mint 17/17.1 by adding this PPA in your Software Sources program.

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another option (tested), is using DvdFab with wine to generate an .iso and then burn the disk image. DvdFab is proprietary and have a cost but the trial version don't stop working (is a free-trial version, apparently).
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when I try to use DEVEDE to shrink/burn, it fails with errors.

It's been a while, but I've successfully used devede to shrink DVDs and put more than one movie on a copy DVD. You might be missing some library...

But this is better: "ConvertXtoDVD" running under wine.
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Better then adding a ppa might be to install the deb file only.
Here's a guy that made them from mint 17 and 17.1 : http://tomtomtom.org/k9copy-reloaded/en.html
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I use Brasero, works great. Select 1-1 copy and then select "image file" instead of "new disk" as a destination. They end up having a .iso file type. I playback using VLC, Totem, Mplayer, etc... Configure Brasero to put then in your videos folder.
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IMHO, with disk space so cheep these days, I wouldn't shrink them. I'd just turn them into iso files.
If you need to then take them to some portable player format, you'd just convert it for the player and keep the iso intact.
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Use

dd if=/dev/sr0 of=DVD-Copy.iso

This will copy all of the dvd including all the extras and menus, you can then play it using VLC as if you were playing the original dvd.

If you want to reduce the size use DVDRIP
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More than a year old thread :wink:
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Re: How to copy my DVD collection

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So you just have a DVD reader and burner and make a direct copy? You don't rip the file from the DVD onto computer then burn a disc?
ApexEverything wrote:I use Brasero, works great. Select 1-1 copy and then select "image file" instead of "new disk" as a destination. They end up having a .iso file type. I playback using VLC, Totem, Mplayer, etc... Configure Brasero to put then in your videos folder.
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xfrank wrote:another option (tested), is using DvdFab with wine to generate an .iso and then burn the disk image. DvdFab is proprietary and have a cost but the trial version don't stop working (is a free-trial version, apparently).
I'd suggest that too. The linux apps aren't so great at decrypting newer DVDs, esp. Disney.

ANother option is to use MakeMKV. It doesn't shrink the file size because there is no re encoding involved. However, that means zero video quality loss.

Ripping and re encoding are actually 2 separate things. Ripping is easy. Encoding video is hard, and there's no good way to simplify it because all videos are different. MakeMKV is good for those who want to get high quality, don't want to put all that time into learning very complex encoder parameters, and don't mind using the disk space.
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