DVD Backup Software
So say I am in a country where it is not illegal to decode DVD's, and I am looking for a software that will allow me to decode a DVD and make a backup ISO file that would be able to be either saved and mounted to watch, or burned to a DVD +R/-R. Any programs of the like?
dvdshrink (a windows program) works very well in wine :
Or else there are a few Linux native applications that do the same : k9copy, xdvdshrink, etc.
I've tried a few. The one that worked best for me was k9copy. It will automatically make an ISO image suitable for a 4.7 GB DVD that you can then burn using k3b or whichever application you're most comfortable with. Take a look at this thread.
Now this will copy DVD's that are protected as well? Because I attempted using some utility that was already on here dvd::rip and it kept having an error that the video was protected or encoded. These will get around this?
You will need to have installed libdvdcss to be able to decrypt CSS protection with dvd::rip or any other program
I think aptitude installed that lib when I installed k9copy. k9copy looks to have worked. Now my issue is playing the iso file as a DVD. I tried just simply mounting the file as a /media/dvd and did me no good. Kaffeine and everything else only recognize it as a directory. Is there a way to make the system view these files as a DVD in the DVD-ROM or do I just have to actually burn them to DVD first.
And on a side note. What is with the different settings in k9copy. Am I to assume that unless I want it to make them into MPEG4 I don't need to worry about those settings? I should pay attention to the file size max and what not under backup only? Thanks!
Ok not sure if this is the answer to my solution, but is it possible to instead mount via:
Instead of using:
sudo mount -t udf -o loop starwars.iso /home/user/StarWars
Would this even work? And if so should it make that a DVD device? Or should that be something mounted under /media ?
sudo mount -t iso9660 -o loop starwars.iso /home/user/StarWars