Complete DVD backup

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newbie
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Complete DVD backup

Post by newbie » Thu Dec 03, 2015 2:52 pm

Hi, everyone!

I lately discovered this software and it looks like it is one of the few softwares to to a complete backup of a video disc with all the menus, bonus and all. I'm interested in this. I have installed the program, put a DVD in the drive and tried to fiddle a bit with it, but unsuccessfully.

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As you can see, the backup button is greyed out. When I run the extraction, the software extracts the contents to MKV format. I would prefer to have the original VIDEO_TS folder (or ISO image, that is fine to me too).

Is there a command line to have a complete backup ?

If that is of any importance, my system is Debian Jessie 8.2.

Sorry for my english, I'm not a native speaker.

Thanks in advance.

Woodstock
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Re: Complete DVD backup

Post by Woodstock » Thu Dec 03, 2015 4:51 pm

The Backup option is only available for Bluray. For DVD, only saving to MKV files is supported.

There is no way to save the menu structure for DVD or Bluray if you are converting the video to MKV files. But MKV files generally take up less space than the "backup" option.
How to aid in finding the answer to your problem: https://www.makemkv.com/faq/item/8

newbie
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Re: Complete DVD backup

Post by newbie » Thu Dec 03, 2015 5:10 pm

Thank you for your answer. That explains everything.

demon
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Re: Complete DVD backup

Post by demon » Sun Dec 06, 2015 6:16 am

Also, on Linux, you can use the "dvdbackup" tool (which is not part of MakeMKV, but should be available in Debian) to do a full filesystem dump of a DVD disc. You'll need to install the libdvdcss2 package for commercial DVDs, but that package can be found pretty readily.

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