Friday, September 14, 2007


Copy DVD

Well, the next best thing after using gmplayer is copying (protected) DVDs. Number of good utilities exist under Windows, e.g. free DVD Decrypter and non-free but very good Magic DVD Ripper. Here we will cover what is available under Linux.

First, very good review, and only slightly outdated, is available in Gentoo Wiki. In fact, from all the tools mentioned there I only tried the simplest one: dvdbackup.

Here is what to do:

  1. Install libdvdcss ;
  2. Install libdvdread . Run configure command like that: ./configure --with-libdvdcss-libs=/usr/local/lib
  3. Get dvdbackup;
  4. Goto "src" subdirectory;
  5. (optional) Consider applying this patch;
  6. Compile dvdbackup like that: gcc -I/usr/local/include dvdbackup.c -o dvdbackup /usr/local/lib/libdvdread.a /usr/local/lib/libdvdcss.a -ldl (Note: linking does not work for some reason, but feel free to use
  7. Copy dvdbackup to /usr/local/bin or whatever
  8. Use like that:
    (to copy DVD)
    dvdbackup -v 4 -M -i /media/cdrecorder -o ~/mytopdir -n my_name
    (to get info)
    dvdbackup -i /media/cdrecorder -I
P.S. To use gmplayer to watch a movie dumped to hard drive use command like that:

gmplayer dvd://1 -dvd-device ~/mytopdir/my_name

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