Amul Shah on 4 Nov 2014 12:02:11 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Ripping a scratched DVD

That's a nice pointer. Thanks!


> On Nov 3, 2014, at 8:16 AM, "Gavin W. Burris" <> wrote:
> You may find that dd will bomb out on the scratches.  I have recovered a
> few disks that had scratches, including ones with intentionally
> manufactured defects, with ddrescue.  ddrescue will do the same thing as
> dd, but optionally pad unreadable sectors with zeros on the first pass,
> and then go back to attempt a re-read.  I have had great success
> recovering a few failing hard drives with it.
> ddrescue -n -b 2048 /dev/sr0 disk.iso disk.log
> Cheers.
>> On 11:34AM Sat 11/01/14 -0400, Michael Lazin wrote:
>> If you are stuck using osx you can attempt a bit by bit copy with the "dd" command.  You'd have to look up the mac specific syntax.  You can run it in the terminal.   Applications,  utilities,  terminal.  You can make a mountable iso in this manner.
>>> On November 1, 2014 9:27:12 AM EDT, Amul Shah <> wrote:
>>> Folks,
>>> 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?
>>> The fun thing about Linux is that I can just download it and live boot
>>> it!
>>> Thanks
>>> Amul
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