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Copy-Protected DVD's and K9Copy

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bg1256   

Before I ask, let me say two things.

 

First, I hope I'm not bringing up anything illegal. If I am, then please let me know. I honestly have to plead ignorance here.

 

Second, I did search the forums, with no luck.

 

I have several DVD's that are "copy-protected" as it says on the back of the dvd case.

 

I'm simply wondering if there is a way to get around this legally, using k9copy (or anything else for that matter).

 

I've copied a few of my dvd's succesfully, and I'd like to do the rest (particularly some TV series, since they're more collectibles than anything else -- and I prefer to leave them on the shelf).

 

Again, if this is treading on thin ice, just say so.

 

Thanks :clap:

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tito   

Well BG1256, it would appear you have accidentally encrypted your own DVD content, an easy mistake.

The LibDVDCSS package should get K3B running fine.

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bg1256   

Well, I have libdvdcss insatlled.

 

But, I'm still getting the same error message:

 

An error occurred during DVD authoring. :nono:

 

I'm using default settings... is there something I should be changing?

 

The dvd in question is currently Pink Panther by Sony.

 

 

Here are some screenies of the errors:

 

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xXenXx   

If you just want to copy them, use K3B. You don't need any other program (though you do need libdvdcss). Alternatively, you could just use whatever program to make an iso of dvd, and then you whatever program to burn the iso to another dvd (same as you would a distro iso).

 

dd if=/dev/cdrom of=/storage/discs/deltaForce.iso bs=2048
Change /dev/cdrom to whatever your device is named, and /storage/discs/deltaForce.iso to the path and filename of the iso. After you do this you should have no trouble burning the iso with K3B, Brasero, or any of the other burning programs for Linux.

 

If you want to rip a dvd (and I know you aren't asking this, but just to get this information out there, dvd::rip is a great program.

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can you watch the dvd?? coz I've found if I could watch it I could back it up. Must admit I haven't yet come across a dvd I couldn't watch or back up.

 

all I do is put ithe dvd in my drive open k3b click on the drive with the media I want to back up a pop up appears I then click on the tab that says open dvd copy dialog.

another pop up appears I click on only create image under the options tag then I click on the image tag and browse to where I want to store the dvd then I just click start.

 

by doing it this way you use a lot more disc space coz your creating an iso image(cloning the dvd) but it will copy the dvd in about 5 mins instead of encoding and backing up just the film file(this is what happens if you "rip" the dvd) which takes about 8 hrs on my pc but uses up a lot less disc space.

 

hope this helps you some.. :b33r:

 

edit:- If you can't even watch it let me know and I'll check if there's something your missing against what I got installed coz if I remember correctly you have 64bit suse installed same as me.... :b33r:

Edited by terry1966

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bg1256   

 

all I do is put ithe dvd in my drive open k3b click on the drive with the media I want to back up a pop up appears I then click on the tab that says open dvd copy dialog.

another pop up appears I click on only create image under the options tag then I click on the image tag and browse to where I want to store the dvd then I just click start.

 

by doing it this way you use a lot more disc space coz your creating an iso image(cloning the dvd) but it will copy the dvd in about 5 mins instead of encoding and backing up just the film file(this is what happens if you "rip" the dvd) which takes about 8 hrs on my pc but uses up a lot less disc space.

 

I will have to try the create image option. What I have been doing is simply clicking on copy in the toolbar.

 

 

edit:- If you can't even watch it let me know and I'll check if there's something your missing against what I got installed coz if I remember correctly you have 64bit suse installed same as me.... :b33r:

 

Actually, Kubuntu 6.10...But Suse is a goal for this summer.

 

I like Linux, but I'm having some Kubuntu frustrations that I can't seem to get rid of... But, I don't have time to learn Suse until the semester is over. So, come the end of May, I'm giving Suse a go!

 

For the record, I've successfully burned several DVD's now; however, I'm still having problems with the discs labeled "copy-protected."

 

I have not tried watching them in my computer... but I've never had a problem watching a dvd before once I got the codecs installed.

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To squash any confusion about the "Legality" of copyrighted material for the "End User", here goes, (This pertains to the laws of the United States Only)...

 

If you own a "Hard Copy" (i.e. a physical copy) of ANY copyrighted material such as books, songs, games, video games, movies and even software, you have the right under U.S. law to make up to TWO ADDITIONAL COPIES of said material, a "Back-Up" copy & a "Usable" copy and you may keep them as long as you have the hard physical copy of the original purchased material.

 

Companies that make the threats of "Prosecution" and/or add some form of "Protection" fail to tell you these little bits so as to intimidate you.

 

 

HOWEVER !!! (Here comes the clincher/s)...

 

1: You may at NO time sell or freely distribute/redistribute ANY of the copyrighted back up material !!!

 

2: Upon relinquishing original copyrighted material, the "Backup" and "Usable" copies MUST be destroyed, (the new guy/gal has to make their own !!!

 

and here's the big one !!!

 

3: "Downloaded Content" DOES NOT fall under the "End User" rights laws even if purchased. eBooks, songs, games, video games, movies and software as there is no original "Physical Copy" of the material CAN NOT be copied !!! Even as the "End User", unless you have purchased with or separately, a distribution or redistibution license of the downloaded material/s from the owner of the "Copyright" of said material, , you can CLAIM NO RIGHTS to said material. (just being on a hard drive or memory stick or even burnt to disk does NOT count as an "ORIGINAL PHYSICAL COPY")

 

So BEWARE to all who this may or even may not pertain to, just to know this can keep your tail out of some big trouble but give you some peace of mind as well.

 

Enjoy All :)

Edited by jhewitt3476

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Maybe the poster was 6 years old when the thread was a thread and now said thread has relevance to him or her?

I've never gotten this thing about not resurrecting old topics. Yes, do your due diligence and Google or whatever what you need to know, but if a thread is old and has an answer in it, why not?

Maybe MBs should clean out their old threads if they don't want people opening them after SIX YEARS, OH JESUS!

Trust me, if there is a 25-year-old thread on here about how I juggled between two beautiful gfs, damn right I want it immortalized. :mrgreen:

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nigsy   

Usually old threads are dug up by spammers so we keep an eye on them. Occasionally some old threads get dug up with new info, I'd it's useful we'll let it ride.

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John 44   

Some DVDs just can't be copied in Linux. Some DVDs have intentionally built in bad sectors which defeat any Linux program I've ever tried and can only be backed up/copied by a windows program like AnyDVD. Also, even if there are no bad sectors built in or from scratches, some DVDs have 99 title copy protection which baffles k3b, dvdbackup/mkisofs, and k9copy but dd will make an iso of them.

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