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March 28th, 2009, 12:30 AM
I am attempting to make ISOs of my baby einstein DVDs (kids tear up stuff you know) using ubuntu 8.10. When I right click DVD volume and select copy to ISO file, it only images the menu software and none of the video content.

I don't want avi or mpeg because I don't care about watching them on my computer. I only care about being able to reburn DVDs as my son tears them up.

Please help!

March 28th, 2009, 03:17 AM
If you are confident at command line, it can be done this way:

sudo umount /dev/your-drive-name

dd if=/dev/your-drive-name of=file.iso bs=1024

Ubuntu mounts optical drives at boot and "dd" dd only works with unmounted devices.

"/dev/your-drive-name" refers to your device path name. "/dev" remains the same. "/your-drive-name" can be obtained by typing this:

:~$ dmesg | grep dvd

[ 31.473945] sda:sr0: scsi3-mmc drive: 48x/48x writer dvd-ram cd/rw xa/form2 cdda tray
[ 61.139612] pktcdvd: writer pktcdvd0 mapped to sr0

Figures in red show "your-device-name". Don't forget the "/" when writing the full path. In this case it'd be /dev/sr0.
"file.iso" can be renamed if you want to. Just type your film's title and add the .iso ending.

So, first step: dmesg | grep dvd

Second: sudo umount /dev/your-drive-name (sr0 in my case).

Third:dd if=/dev/your-drive-name of=file.iso bs=1024

dd if=/dev/sr0 of=Pirates-of-the-Caribean.iso bs=1024 in my case.

If you want your image to be stored in some particular directory, you have to indicate a path to it: of=/home/videos/Pirates-of-the-Caribean.iso. Otherwise it will go to the current directory: your user directory if you've just opened a terminal.

And that's it.
Hope you enjoy it.):P

March 28th, 2009, 04:05 AM
Can do this, as well . Change where aplies.

cat /dev/"scd0" > /home/"user-directory"/test.iso.