Amul Shah on 1 Nov 2014 11:41:40 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Ripping a scratched DVD

> On Nov 1, 2014, at 12:58 PM, Rich Freeman <> wrote:
>> On Sat, Nov 1, 2014 at 9:27 AM, Amul Shah <> wrote:
>> My niece scratched her copy of Frozen and all I have at my cousins
>> place is Windows and Mac OS X. I tried handbrake and disk utility
>> (Mac equivalent of gparted), but both failed out with i/o errors. Has
>> anyone ever done this?
> What do you mean by, "rip?"
> Do you want to get another DVD out of this, playable in a standard DVD
> player?  Or, are you trying to end up with just a video file playable
> on a PC, or maybe on a DVD player that can handle such things?

I should have said that they have an apple tv. Not having the disc seems ok to them. 

> If the latter, honestly there are probably far easier ways to obtain
> this than trying to ripping a bad DVD, not that I would know, but
> rumor has it that there are these websites where you can download such
> things...

I'll pass on those. :) If i won't pay for it, it isn't worth having.

> I wouldn't really recommend using DD for any of this, you really need
> libdvdcss, and you might need software designed to thwart the various
> countermeasures manufacturers have been employing.  It wouldn't hurt
> to start with an actual working disk.  When you start stacking
> hacked-up disk sectors on top of a disk that isn't really readable to
> begin with, it isn't going to be fun to deal with.
> You might consider a DVD repair kit if you have one.

This is what I'm leaning towards now. Less work for me. :D


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