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Hello dear experts

 

i run opensuse linux - and i need to copy a DVD - how to do this.

heard about the following tool:

https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/precise/thoggen/

 

Thoggen is designed to be easy and straight-forward to use. It attempts to hide the complexity many other transcoding tools expose and tries to offer sensible defaults that work okay for most people most of the time. Features:

    Easy to use, with a nice graphical user interface (GUI)
    Supports title preview, picture cropping, and picture resizing.
    Language Selection for audio track (no subtitle support yet though)
    Encodes into Ogg/Theora video
    Can encode from local directory with video DVD files
    Based on the GStreamer multimedia framework, which makes it fairly easy to add additional encoding formats/codecs in future. http://thoggen.net

 

 

 

well - the questiion is: how to do the copy job.

Can i do this with the tool!?

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If it's a data DVD then make an ISO of it, which is literally just a copy of the contents.

dd if=/dev/whatever of=/path/to/image.iso [other settings...]
If it's a movie DVD then I'm not sure we can help you...
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It goes without saying that the legality of doing this is based on your locale and the local laws that govern you. Certainly, if you do not own a copy of the original, or if you are trying to mass duplicate a commercial DVD, then that's both illegal and unethical, even if it's technically possible.

 

dd is a great tool that has many purposes, but it's certainly one of those terse command line utilities that require you know what you're doing.

Obviously that's going to do the job of getting the iso off the DVD and onto disk, but it's not going to then burn a new one based on the ISO.

 

There's also: http://dvdbackup.sourceforge.net

 

if you are actually looking to rip a DVD, I've always been a fan of Handbrake: https://handbrake.fr

 

If this is a commercial or copy protected DVD, Handbrake will probably let you rip it, but ripping involves transcoding it to some other format.

 

Videolan provides a library that will enable defeating the basic built in copy protection scheme for DVD's: http://www.videolan.org/developers/libdvdcss.html

 

If you have that installed, then certain copying tools will now let you create what is essentially now a standard DVD iso without the encryption.

 

Brasero is a Gnome based gui that makes this easy: https://en.opensuse.org/Brasero

 

There are probably other tools that may work with libdvdcss, but you'd have to do some googling along with opensuse.

 

It goes without saying that the legality of doing this is based on your locale and the local laws that govern you. Certainly, if you do not own a copy of the original, or if you are trying to mass duplicate a commercial DVD, then that's both illegal and unethical, even if it's technically possible.

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