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Old 11-26-2010, 08:40 PM
Ric Moore
 
Default DVD ripping application

On Fri, 2010-11-26 at 03:18 -0500, Doug wrote:
> On 11/26/2010 01:28 AM, Mark Widdicombe wrote:
> > Good day all,
> >
> > I am having a frustrating time trying to back up my DVD collection. Some of my DVDs
> > are not in pristine condition having been left out of their covers, chewed by the dog and so
> > on. They still play, but I can't find ripping software of sufficient robustness to rip them. I've
> > tried Acidrip which is easy to use but does the dying swan at the slightest scratch on
> > the DVD; DVD::RIP which is more robust, but for some reason the sound is not in synch
> > on the ripped AVI; and K3B which seems to do nothing at all when the 'Rip Video DVD' menu
> > item is selected.
> >
> > I would be happy to hear any of your suggestions.
> >
> > Ubuntu 10.04
> >
> > Regards,
> > Mark
> >
> > Disclaimer
> > http://www.shopriteholdings.co.za/pages/1019812640/disclaimer/E-mail-Disclaimer.asp
> >
> >
> >
> Look into a gadget that cleans and buffs the surface of the DVD. I
> think there are
> a number of them. Radio Shack may even sell one. --doug

I bought a little $5 kit at Dollar Discount that works just fine. Ric


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Old 11-29-2010, 04:45 AM
Mark Widdicombe
 
Default DVD ripping application

From: ubuntu-users-bounces@lists.ubuntu.com [ubuntu-users-bounces@lists.ubuntu.com] On Behalf Of Ric Moore [wayward4now@gmail.com]
Sent: 26 November 2010 23:40
On Fri, 2010-11-26 at 03:18 -0500, Doug wrote:
>> On 11/26/2010 01:28 AM, Mark Widdicombe wrote:
>> > Good day all,
>> >
>> > I am having a frustrating time trying to back up my DVD collection. Some of my DVDs
>> > are not in pristine condition having been left out of their covers, chewed by the dog and so
>> > on. They still play, but I can't find ripping software of sufficient robustness to rip them. I've
>> > tried Acidrip which is easy to use but does the dying swan at the slightest scratch on
>> > the DVD; DVD::RIP which is more robust, but for some reason the sound is not in synch
>> > on the ripped AVI; and K3B which seems to do nothing at all when the 'Rip Video DVD' menu
>> > item is selected.
>> >
>> > I would be happy to hear any of your suggestions.
>> >
>> > Ubuntu 10.04
>> >
>> > Regards,
>> > Mark
>> >
>> > Disclaimer
>> > http://www.shopriteholdings.co.za/pages/1019812640/disclaimer/E-mail-Disclaimer.asp
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> Look into a gadget that cleans and buffs the surface of the DVD. I
>> think there are
>> a number of them. Radio Shack may even sell one. --doug

>I bought a little $5 kit at Dollar Discount that works just fine. Ric

Many thanks to all who responded. I tried a few things suggested on the list which
did not involve buying any gizmos or downloading new software. The problem with the
software solutions is that they all seem to be front ends for mencoder which is where
the problem lies.

I did find a solution to the problem, although it's a bit clunky. I copied the disks (made iso files),
burnt the isos to new DVDs and managed to rip those without a problem.

A new question: why is an ISO file so much bigger than the DVD it is created from? I copied
one DVD and produced an 8GB ISO file? AFAIK a DVD is about 4.7GB?

Regards,
Mark

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Old 11-29-2010, 05:21 AM
Basil Chupin
 
Default DVD ripping application

On 29/11/2010 16:45, Mark Widdicombe wrote:
> From: ubuntu-users-bounces@lists.ubuntu.com [ubuntu-users-bounces@lists.ubuntu.com] On Behalf Of Ric Moore [wayward4now@gmail.com]
> Sent: 26 November 2010 23:40
> On Fri, 2010-11-26 at 03:18 -0500, Doug wrote:
>
>>> On 11/26/2010 01:28 AM, Mark Widdicombe wrote:
>>>
>>>> Good day all,
>>>>
>>>> I am having a frustrating time trying to back up my DVD collection. Some of my DVDs
>>>> are not in pristine condition having been left out of their covers, chewed by the dog and so
>>>> on. They still play, but I can't find ripping software of sufficient robustness to rip them. I've
>>>> tried Acidrip which is easy to use but does the dying swan at the slightest scratch on
>>>> the DVD; DVD::RIP which is more robust, but for some reason the sound is not in synch
>>>> on the ripped AVI; and K3B which seems to do nothing at all when the 'Rip Video DVD' menu
>>>> item is selected.
>>>>
>>>> I would be happy to hear any of your suggestions.
>>>>
>>>> Ubuntu 10.04
>>>>
>>>> Regards,
>>>> Mark
>>>>
>>>> Disclaimer
>>>> http://www.shopriteholdings.co.za/pages/1019812640/disclaimer/E-mail-Disclaimer.asp
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>> Look into a gadget that cleans and buffs the surface of the DVD. I
>>> think there are
>>> a number of them. Radio Shack may even sell one. --doug
>>>
>
>> I bought a little $5 kit at Dollar Discount that works just fine. Ric
>>
> Many thanks to all who responded. I tried a few things suggested on the list which
> did not involve buying any gizmos or downloading new software. The problem with the
> software solutions is that they all seem to be front ends for mencoder which is where
> the problem lies.
>

As far as I am concerned it has nothing to do with mencoder.

Your original post specifically stated that the DVDs were

/quote

not in pristine condition having been left out of their covers, chewed
by the dog and so on.

and

but does the dying swan at the slightest scratch on the DVD

/unquote

All of what you stated is indicative of the DVDs being either too dirty
to be read or too scratched to be read.

Which then means......


> I did find a solution to the problem, although it's a bit clunky. I copied the disks (made iso files),
> burnt the isos to new DVDs and managed to rip those without a problem.
>


....is somewhat suss because if the DVDs could be simply "copied" to be
able to make iso files then they could have been read by something like
k9copy - or any other application readily available to make backup
copies of your DVDs.


> A new question: why is an ISO file so much bigger than the DVD it is created from? I copied
> one DVD and produced an 8GB ISO file? AFAIK a DVD is about 4.7GB?
>

The question now is: have you selectively "copied" those files which you
*could* copy as isos to the HD and they happen to be dvd9 but left out
(so far) any dvd5 which have been giving you all the trouble which led
you to ask about your problem here?

There are other related questions but the above will suffice :-) .

(I am asking the above simply because I would like to know the secret of
what you did, and how you achieved what you claim to have achieved, to
educate myself about new techniques about which obviously I am not aware.)

BC


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