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Date:      Sun, 01 Jul 2007 02:15:02 +0200
From:      cpghost <>
Subject:   Re: backing up dvds
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Garrett Cooper wrote:
> Jonathan Horne wrote:
>> On Saturday 30 June 2007 16:46:36 Dave wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>>     I've got a 6.2 box with a dvd writer in it. I want to back up 
>>> some dvds
>>> to iso files so i can recreate the dvds at a later time should it be
>>> needed. I can use dvdbackup to backup in to a directory structure, 
>>> but i'd
>>> rather not mount, create the directory, and iso, i'd rather make the 
>>> iso
>>> directly from the dvd. Any pointers on this?
>>> Thanks.
>>> Dave.
>> dd if=/dev/acd0 of=/path/to/filename.iso bs=1024
>> this is how i make my .iso files of data disks.
>> cheers,
> Both previous answers assume that you're not trying to backup 
> copyrighted CDs. In that case you need to deCSS them first, but you're 
> on your own with that. 

Which is technically trivially done with:
is compiled with:

... assuming it is legal where you live, or you own the copyright
of some CSS-scrambled content, of course. ;-)

But it won't give you an ISO yet; though backing
that stuff up with growisofs is easy enough.

> -Garrett


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