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Re: [vox-tech] backing up DVDs (was Re: [vox] fair use / DVD questions)
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Re: [vox-tech] backing up DVDs (was Re: [vox] fair use / DVD questions)



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On Monday 15 September 2003 11:50 am, Jonathan Stickel wrote:
> Not too long ago I acquired a Sony DVD+/-RW drive and looked into
> 'backing up' a purchased DVD onto DVD5 media.  The best resource I found
> was:
>
> http://www.doom9.org/
>
> Unfortunately, the software is all for windows.  I did find a some stuff
> for linux (dvd::rip) that would rip the DVD to a hardrive and transcode
> to something that fits on a CD (VCD, AVI, etc.), but I had no luck
> converting the title VOBs to something usable that would burn to a DVD5.
>
> In addition, I had no success buring DVD+R/RW media in linux using
> dvd+rw-tools.  I have not yet tried dvd-record with DVD-R/RW media.
>
> Anyone have a positive experience backing up DVDs in linux?  writing
> DVD+ media in linux?

Yeah. I have a Sony DW-U10A. Got it working with cdrecord-prodvd 2.01a12

Worked with +R and +RW media, but had errors after burning 4 MB of data on 
the -R media I tried. Though looking at some fourms, this may be a firmware 
issue, as it aparently has prombelms with -R/-RW media on windows as well...

The other issue is that cdrecord-prodvd is non-free. The source is not 
available, and you need a key to unlock it. The key is free for  
"private/research/educational_non-commercial_use" but commercial users must 
pay some amount.

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