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Gimly

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Problem ripping a DVD
« on: April 24, 2007, 10:46:15 am »
Hi,

I've been able to launch a Media Director via PXE, and make it work, thanks for your advices.

Now I'm trying to watch a DVD on the Media Director, and rip it. Watching the DVD seems to go alright (the only trouble is with the image sizing, it's full screen where it shouldn't be, so the image is a bit stretched... I'm searching to fix this too.)

But when I try to rip the DVD, I choose the place where to save the ripped file, say OK and I get a message that says "You can only rip media stored on a CD/DVD drive."

I really don't understand why I'm getting this message... I'm ripping it from a CD/DVD drive  :-[.

Has someone a clue about this?

Thanks

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Re: Problem ripping a DVD
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2007, 11:31:53 am »
you should try from a terminal /usr/pluto/bin/disk_copy to see if this works.
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Re: Problem ripping a DVD
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2007, 12:55:40 pm »
you should try from a terminal /usr/pluto/bin/disk_copy to see if this works.

Ok it asks me the source to copy from, but I can't find where my DVD reader is mounted. Can you help me with that?

The strange thing is I have been able to rip one DVD, a stupid Transformers commercial DVD I received, but the other DVDs I have tried didn't work. I'm thinking if it's not because the two other DVDs I tried haven't been recognized, they are french DVDs, from Las Vegas Parano and Evil Dead 2 and they don't seem to be recognized by the player.

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Re: Problem ripping a DVD
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2007, 01:04:50 pm »
have you installed libdvdcss?
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Gimly

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Re: Problem ripping a DVD
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2007, 02:03:04 pm »
have you installed libdvdcss?

Yes, DVD CSS is marked as installed in the Advanced menu...

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Re: Problem ripping a DVD
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2007, 02:08:10 pm »
i saw a situation like this once. ensure that libdvdcss is really installed. you can do this in a console with apt-get. you can run also a apt-get install libdvdcss.
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Re: Problem ripping a DVD
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2007, 03:29:45 pm »
I checked, and DVD CSS is installed, it must come from something else.

When I put the Transformers DVD, it is recognized and I get the chapter titles, DVD names and so on, and the ripping works.

When I put the other DVDs, I don't get the informations and the ripping doesn't work, I get the "You can only rip media stored on a CD/DVD drive" message.

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Re: Problem ripping a DVD
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2007, 03:40:49 pm »
then try with dvd_copy. the source must be /dev/dvd or /dev/hdX (where X stands for a,b,c or d).
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Re: Problem ripping a DVD
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2007, 08:05:36 am »
Ok, it works with the disk_copy utility...

But now why doesn't it work with the interface? Is it a known bug? Do I have to fill a bug report somewhere?

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Re: Problem ripping a DVD
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2007, 09:54:32 am »
try to rip a dvd from the interface and in the same time look in DCERouter.log to see what messages are occuring.
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