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    I am looking for software for Linux to make backups of my DVD's.
    Tried to Google for something but could not find anything.
    Any help on this would be appreciated

    Thank you in advance.

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    k3b will do this as long as the dvd's that you are trying to backup are not copyrighted (aka film dvd's).

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    Quote Originally Posted by dylunio
    k3b will do this as long as the dvd's that you are trying to backup are not copyrighted (aka film dvd's).

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    I am actually looking for software that i can use to make backup copies of my "film DVD's"
    (only for myself and as mentioned, for backups)

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    Try vobcopy
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    I've seen this question asked before, and I just have to keep asking myself "why?" I'm just curious why people find it necessary to make "backups" of DVDs? Have you had a batch of DVDs that broke or got scratched beyond repair? Are DVDs not relatively cheap these days? Why back them up at all? I own quite a DVD library myself and have *never* had a need to make backups, so I'm curious what drives this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by techieMoe
    so I'm curious what drives this?
    Myrphy? (or his law?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by techieMoe
    I've seen this question asked before, and I just have to keep asking myself "why?" I'm just curious why people find it necessary to make "backups" of DVDs? Have you had a batch of DVDs that broke or got scratched beyond repair? Are DVDs not relatively cheap these days? Why back them up at all? I own quite a DVD library myself and have *never* had a need to make backups, so I'm curious what drives this?
    I would agree, why would you need to do that, but I copy my cds to my computer, just so I don't have to actual get the cds out. Of course a DVD takes up a look more space than 15 ogg files.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vergil83
    I would agree, why would you need to do that, but I copy my cds to my computer, just so I don't have to actual get the cds out. Of course a DVD takes up a look more space than 15 ogg files.
    Right. I only use the original audio CD to rip to digital format and then archive it so that my CDs last longer. But as you said, there's a difference between 50-60MB of music versus several gigabytes per movie.

    Perhaps this should have been another thread.. would a mod like to break this out into the Off Topic forum, starting where I chimed in?
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