[SATLUG] concerning DVD archiving and Mythtv

Todd W. Bucy toddwbucy at grandecom.net
Wed Dec 31 01:15:50 CST 2008

Charles Hogan wrote:
> Todd W. Bucy wrote:
>> Todd W. Bucy wrote:
>>> in the last few months I have noticed that it has become increasing 
>>> difficult to copy to hard drive (for personal archival purposes of 
>>> course) some newer movies.  This is especially true for movies 
>>> released by that Rat from Florida. To be clear I am not attempting 
>>> to transcode but am doing a ISO copy of the entire DVD.  Furthermore 
>>> I know that this works on my system as I just copied Horton Hears a 
>>> Who (a twentieth century fox release) however when I tried to do a 
>>> copy of Wall-E (released by the Rat and Pixar).  Has anyone else had 
>>> such difficulties with Disney movies? if so is there a way around 
>>> this issue?
>>> thanks in advance
>>> Todd
>> I did a little digging around and found that this was an issue back 
>> in in 2005 but have not found any recent posts or articals refering 
>> to the problem.  Furthermore most of the problems seem to be 
>> associated with DVD rippers on M$.  (no big surprise there) I have 
>> yet to find any info on problems with ripping the Rat's DVDs on Linux 
>> distros.  Like I said above, I have only noticed this in the last few 
>> months with the latest of the Rat's releases.  Releases before this 
>> summer do not seem to have this problem.
>> Todd
>> Todd
> How are you trying to create the iso?  Are you using dd, or something 
> else?
I am using the import DVD function within mythtv.  the quality that i am 
asking for is ISO quality, which basically copies the whole DVD to hard 
drive.  I know that there is nothing wrong with Mythtv itself as I was 
able to do this with several of my older DVD's as well as the new 20th 
Century Fox release of Horton Hears a Who (my kids love it).  However 
when I tried to do the same with Wall-E (released by the Rat) it would 
attempt  to copy the DVD but then would drop after about a minute or 
so.  Like I said earlier this is something that I have noticed with the 
newer Disney releases (Cars and Toystory copied just fine).  I was 
basically wondering if anyone else has experienced this with Disney 
movies or if anyone has heard if The Rat had changed up the CP.

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