Rip DVD-Video to harddrive directly from XBMC (perhaps copy parts of DVD2Xbox code?)?

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Nick.123 Offline
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Would be an awesome feature just a really simple interface which can be configured to rip divx x264... People can always run region+css free in background Smile
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DGMurdockIII Offline
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you shold use handbrake http://handbrake.fr/ or winff http://code.google.com/p/winff/
(This post was last modified: 2008-12-07 04:10 by DGMurdockIII.)
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DGMurdockIII Offline
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Post: #18
This would be very great to have
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Nick.123 Offline
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Hi has there been any development on this?
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Nick.123 Wrote:Hi has there been any development on this?
No, because no C++ programmer has volunteered to code it yet Sad

...I think DVD2Xbox, MEncoder, FairUse, and/or Handbrake, (or parts from them all), would probably be serve as a good base source code, but best is of course if one can find a GPL/LGPL open source C++ project that is being actively developed and can nativly 'rip' DVD-Video movies with CSS protection:
handbrake
https://sourceforge.net/projects/dvd2xbox
http://www.mplayerhq.hu
http://www.fairusewizard.com
http://www.fairusewizard.com/Release/fu-src.zip
http://handbrake.fr/
http://handbrake.fr/?article=development

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(This post was last modified: 2009-01-06 22:31 by Gamester17.)
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megacrypto Offline
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Question  DVD-Video 1:1 copy to ISO ripping feature built-into XBMC GUI?
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Is there a way from within XBMC to rip my DVD's to ISO files?
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bjoneson Offline
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I think you could just set up a "program" to execute "dd if=/dev/dvd of=<output file>.iso"
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megacrypto Offline
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bjoneson Wrote:I think you could just set up a "program" to execute "dd if=/dev/dvd of=<output file>.iso"

im sorry, but that is very enlightening Smile .... or is it not allowed ?!
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Post: #24
Dumb would be more like it. At least decrypt the files with vobcopy or the like. See doom9.org and/or one of the many dvd ripping under linux guides available online for more info.
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most of these guides refer to using a software (desktop software), what im trying to find is something that could be used with a script from within xbmc (and i thought there would have been one existing)

anyways, im looking around, and until now what i found was growisofs which im not sure what it does actually (whether its used to burn dvds or to create iso's).. i will test it now
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Post: #26
I'm willing to bet that it is not built into xbmc to avoid legal issues. Is it really that hard to rip a dvd on a PC and have it pushed to your movie directory?
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megacrypto Offline
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well i found a couple of ways to do it.

bjoneson Wrote:I think you could just set up a "program" to execute "dd if=/dev/dvd of=<output file>.iso"

bjoneson: sorry, i did not understand your post, i thought you meant that there is "a program" that i have to setup and then execute the command. :o:o

actually this is one of the ways:
Code:
dd if=/dev/dvd of=xxxx.iso
this will create an iso file of the entire DVD, and this is a link to other options to do with dd http://linux-guider.blogspot.com/2009/01...e-md5.html

the second way is a bit more and requires (im using ubuntu 8.10):
Code:
sudo apt-get install dvdbackup

then execute:
Code:
dvdbackup -M -n <name> -o <folder>

you could do:
Code:
man dvdbackup
to read all the paramaters

this dvdbackup will actually copy the entire dvd (that's the parameter -M) into the destination folder(the -o param) which will be name <name> (the -n param)

now to make this folder (or for that matter anything) into an iso file, we do:
Code:
mkisofs -o xxxx.iso <folder>

ex.: i want to backup my dvd into /home/videos i will do:
Code:
dvdbackup -M -n mydvd -o /home/videos
mkisofs -o mydvd.iso /home/videos


well, i tried both ways, they both take the same amount of time (which is a bit too long, almost 30 min. for a 3.5GB dvd) and for some reason xbmc won't play from iso (i never tried it before, so maybe im missing some config's to make it read iso's) but i'm happy for now with just copying the dvd to a folder (which xbmc can also recognise as a dvd and play it)

now, if anyone with the skills can take these and put them into a plugin, that will be great Smile but plz, give the user to option to name folder/iso file and select the destination also (dvdbackup has some options to read various things off the dvd like name and chapters and other things - man dvdbackup will give you some ideas)

this is also a small guide on making iso files and md5 checksum (and actually has some trick on how to mount and unmount an iso file):
http://www.linuxtopia.org/online_books/l...icatecddvd
(This post was last modified: 2009-02-22 17:14 by megacrypto.)
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smcnally75 Offline
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Post: #28
All my movies are in iso format so I'm not sure why yours won't play them unless it is an issue specific to xbmc on linux. 30 minutes per DVD really isn't bad at all. When I back up my DVDs on my PC at home it takes close to that.
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Post: #29
when i used to have mediaportal, it used to play them fine, but since i moved to xbmc on linux, i really haven't looked into it that much, but im sure there is way to do it (but in linux you have to look very hard to figure even how to shut down your pc, but once you know how, it won't ever bother you again Smile )
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ISO play just fine in Linux, better than VOB/IFO actually. I converted nearly 800 of my movies for just that reason....

Openelec Gotham, MCE remote(s), Intel i3 NUC, DVDs fed from unRAID cataloged by DVD Profiler. HD-DVD encoded with Handbrake to x.264. Yamaha receiver(s)
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