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I was offered a couple of DVDs from abroad that cannot be played on my player due to region filtering.

So I tried k9copy to copy the DVD (it removes the region automatically).
But for some reasons the copy does not work well (followed the instructions from here but the generated ISO file does not work / not even in media player - additionally there are many bugs in k9copy 2.3.5 (latest from Ubuntu) showing that it is not a reliable software, at least not on Gnome...).

My question is simple: how to copy a DVD on Ubuntu, the copy/ISO being as close to the original, but without the region code.

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Legally speaking the terms and conditions of this site bind us to US law and as such, the finer points of the DMCA. Technically speaking I believe this stops us facilitating the removal of DRM, which region locking is. Helping you here would violate the terms of the site. Sorry. –  Oli Feb 3 '11 at 13:48
    
@Oli Ok. Well I wanted to find a solution on Ubuntu, as there are some working tools on Windows, and on the Mac. –  ring0 Feb 3 '11 at 13:59
    
I understand your desire to find a solution for this issue. However, this needs to be closed due largely in part to @Oli's comments. Best of luck uncovering a solution! –  Marco Ceppi Feb 3 '11 at 14:34
    
There are solutions, plenty of them, we're just not allowed to help people remove DRM here. –  Oli Feb 3 '11 at 14:35
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The most user-friendly method in my opinion is just right-click on the DVD icon on your desktop and select "Copy disc" (I'm not sure about the name of the menu item). This uses the package libdvdcss2 and the software Brasero, which is shipped with Ubuntu.

Reference: Ubuntu Wiki: ripping dvds

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Unfortunately the region code is copied as well. –  ring0 Feb 3 '11 at 13:43
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