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General => Users => Topic started by: elboy0712 on September 14, 2007, 08:56:38 am

Title: Ripped first disc. Finally.. But have a couple questions.
Post by: elboy0712 on September 14, 2007, 08:56:38 am
Ripped one disc and it came back as unknown then showed the cover art and name of another movie i ripped? Where is the right place to change this without screwing anything up. and what is the format for naming. (I am going to be looking through the forums more as well just wanted to get all this in one post.)(

A few discs have ripped almost all the way through and then give me a disc ripping error and thats the end of it ... libdvdcss2 is properly installed when i check in the console.

is there a way to change the settings so that when i insert a dvd it doesnt play automatically. I want to go ahead and put all my dvd's on my drive and its making it take longer. I would prefer to set it to rip automatically. Possible?

Title: Re: Ripped first disc. Finally.. But have a couple questions.
Post by: chewi on September 14, 2007, 08:10:25 pm
The Cover art and the other stuff can best be changed in the pluto-admin
go to Advanced -> Computing -> Pluto Admin
Login on the webInterface
Select Files & Media (from the top menu) -> Media Files Sync
Find the File you want to edit on the left (public files are within the directory on /home/public/data, networkshares on /home/public/data/other and user-files on /home/user_X/data/...)
Click on that file and edit the info... or just click on check amazon...

For the rest, i cannot help you... sorry...
Title: Re: Ripped first disc. Finally.. But have a couple questions.
Post by: jeff_rigby on September 15, 2007, 11:26:16 am
There are copy protection schemes that rely on a corrupted FAT table.  To make it difficult for us they break the FAT somewhere near the end of the movie.  DVD players (non-computer) will still play the movies because each track on the dvd has a pointer to the next track.  DVD players (non-computer) do not need the fat to play the movie but the FAT has to be correct to find the first track and the first track of each chapter in the DVD menu.

Most ripping erors are the fault of some alignment issue or in the simplest case dust on the DVD pickup lens.  The dust accumulates on computer DVD drives because there is usually an air flow through the drive created by the cooling fans.  Higher end DVD drives have a felt gasket that helps cut down on dust entering the drive.

I recently ripped my collection of DVDs to LinuxMCE, or at least the 80 or so that I feel are worth ripping.  There were only three that wouldn't rip: Open Season, Madagascar and Pirates of the Caribbean.

I did have problems with one DVD drive and it had ripping failure with about a third of the disks.

It is presently illegal to rip disks.  I am only ripping disks that I have purchased and have a legal right to use.  I am still violating the law in that the DVD that I ripped can play on multiple machines at the same time in my house.  I feel that the licence to use the media that I purchased gives me the right to do this.  I can carry the disk from room to room and use on multiple machines, what I have done is to take it one step further and allow me a cleaner easier to use format for the licence I purchased.

The answer for the producers of the media is to only provide movies on blueray or HD DVD.  We will then feel it is not econonomical to copy the 54 gig movies to our 500 gig HDs at 11 dollars a movie vs. our current $1.50 for the 480P DVD media.

Title: wow thanks for the info guys....
Post by: elboy0712 on September 15, 2007, 11:36:18 am
good stuff