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I have been using Brasero to rip my DVD collection to .iso. However, I've discovered some errors in some of the DVDs through playback e.g. VLC player would just stop playing the iso file when a bad section in playback is met (half-way through a film).

The worst thing is that no errors or warnings were thrown during the ripping process - I could have . Is there a method or application that will monitor DVD/file data integrity and avoid such scenarios in the future?

Anything equivalent to Exact Audio Copier or CDparanoia for DVDs?

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I believe EAC and cdparanoia are needed for music CDs because CD-Audio doesn't include the error-correction data in higher-level formats like DVD-Video. It should suffice to just copy the bits directly, as Neojames suggests. –  Mechanical snail Dec 19 '12 at 0:21

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I think you can use dd to copy disks well. Using

    dd if=/dev/cdrom of=image_name.iso

I can confirm it works well with CDs and should work well with DVDs too.

Edit: I just used this to rip a DVD, so I can confirm it works with DVDs too.

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Should the DVDs itself be faulty, I can only recommend gddrescue as it will automatically skip over unreadable sectors (the default is to try around thirty times, if I recall correctly, which just takes forever and fails if it does not succeed in reading the disk). –  sup Feb 13 '13 at 12:11
    
I can confirm that it works, later burnt with brassero to a new dvd, and they seem identical. –  uval Jul 11 '13 at 17:08
    
@sup ddrescue tries by default at most two times. –  landroni Feb 4 at 15:28
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That did not work, failed with input/output error, though nothing seems to be wrong with the CD. –  mikewhatever Apr 11 at 18:53

You have several Options, all work well in Gnome

AcidRip Install acidrip is an automated front end for MPlayer/Mencoder (ripping and encoding DVD tool using mplayer and mencoder) written in Perl, using Gtk2::Perl for a graphical interface. Makes encoding a DVD just one button click!

sudo apt-get install acidrip

dvd-rip Install dvdrip is a full featured DVD copy program written in Perl i.e. fron end for transcode and ffmpeg. It provides an easy to use but feature-rich Gtk+ GUI to control almost all aspects of the ripping and transcoding process.

It uses the widely known video processing swissknife transcode and many other Open Source tools. dvd::rip itself is licensed under GPL / Perl Artistic License. You can install dvd::rip as follows under Debian / Ubuntu Linux:

sudo apt-get install dvdrip

K9copy Install k9copy is a KDE DVD Backup tool. It allows the copy of a DVD9 to a DVD5. It is also known as a Linux DVD shrink. It supports the following features: The video stream is compressed to make the video fiton a 4.7GB recordable DVD. DVD Burning. Creation of ISO images. Choosing which audio and subtitle tracks are copied. Title preview (video only). The ability to preserve the original menus.

sudo apt-get install k9copy

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None of these will rip to an ISO as the original question asked. –  HDave Jul 20 '12 at 5:11
    
k9copy does, but it's no longer available in the Ubuntu repository. –  Joey Adams Dec 28 '13 at 0:43
mkisofs -r -o file.iso /dev/cdrom

This is just one example, feel free to check mkisofs --help to check all the other options.

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mkisofs -pad -J -R -oDVD.iso -graft-points "/AUDIO_TS=/media/sr0/AUDIO_TS" "/VIDEO_TS=/media/sr0/VIDEO_TS"

mount -t iso9660 -o loop,ro DVD.iso /mnt

growisofs -dvd-compat -Z /dev/dvd=DVD.iso -speed=2
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You may want to add exactly what this does to help the original poster in order to improve your answer. –  Oyibo Sep 29 '12 at 14:33

Brasero is known to be buggy, so you can use XFburn which is available in USC. Although it is an XFCE application, you should not have trouble using it in Gnome or Unity.

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Isn't Xfburn for burning only? I'm looking for ripping applications. –  johnnyturbo3 Jun 7 '12 at 14:22
    
Sorry,my mistake.There are a couple of options to choose from including Sound Juicer, ABCDE and rubyRipper. –  Nickolas Jun 7 '12 at 16:50
    
@Nick Aren't the entries in your last comment Audio-only? –  hexafraction Dec 5 '12 at 20:26

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