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  1. #11

    get k3b and you are all set !

  2. #12
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    I'm also rooting for k3b Has worked nicely with my dvd-burner

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    how to copy a dvd movie dvd9--->dvd5

    this info here describes a way to copy a dvd-movie from say dvd1 to dvd2
    dvd9---->dvd5 copy

    first you have to know if the DVD is a dual layer(DVD-9) dvd or a single layer(DVD-5).

    dvd5 ~ 4.3GB
    dvd9 ~ 6GB or more not sure

    to check just mount the dvd as if it was a data disk

    mount -t auto /dev/hdc /mnt/dvd

    cd /mnt

    df -h or

    du -sh vob-dir/

    and see if the dvd is more or less than 4.3 GB

    The fisrt step here to make a dvd copy is to get the vob files out of the dvd

    you can do this USING:

    1)vobcopy---for ------->dvd5------]

    or >----->both in the end Make a vob dir

    2)k9copy----for-------->dvd9 ----]

    *we use k9copy for dvd9's so it can make a dir ~4.3GB less than the original dvd9 in other words it just compresses to fit on a dvd5 format

    example :

    vobcopy -i /mnt/dvd -m

    #/mnt/dvd is where you mounted your dvd
    #it will ouput the vob dir in the current file you execute it in (might have a -o ouput option but not sure)

    Make sure that the names of the vob files are in CAPITAL letters or else rename them all to CAPITALS or else

    mkisofs will complain and not exept the -dvd-video option

    Generate DVD-Video compliant UDF file system. This is done by
    sorting the order of the content of the appropriate files and by
    adding padding between the files if needed. Note that the sort-
    ing only works if the DVD-Video filenames include upper case
    characters only.

    Make sure that you are not running vobcopy in a fat 32 partition or else you won't be able to change from lowercase to uppercase fat32 does not distinct

    ok now that you have the vob dir which is under 4.3GB you are ready to make an iso image :

    mkisofs -dvd-video -o dvd.iso /path/of/your/vob/files

    * if your vob dir is more than 4.3 gb presumably 6GB then you can use

    k9copy to produce a vob dir smaller than 4.3 GB so it can fit on a single layer DVD

    and then issue as previously stated :

    mkisofs -dvd-video -o dvd.iso /path/of/your/vob/files

    * make sure the vob dirs are in capitals or mkisofs will complain

    now we have a READY iso image you can play it if you want to test it but we want to burn it don't we ?

    so we issue :

    ----------------> growisofs -dvd-compat -Z /dev/hdc=dvd.iso
    ----------------->growisofs -dvd-video -Z /dev/hdc=dvd.iso

    that will write the image onto your dvd so you can play it

    you can also do it directly but it still uses a pipe

    growisofs -dvd-video -udf -Z /dev/hdc dvd/ is infact

    mkisofs -dvd-video -udf dvd/ | builtin_dd of=/dev/hdc obs=32k seek=0


    OR if the vob files are still in lower case this worked :

    growisofs -dvd-compat -udf -Z /dev/hdc dvd/

    #/dev/hdc=your dvd player
    # dvd/= path to your vob files

    thats it! now you have copied a dvd movie have you not ?

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