The title seems to be self explainatory. I just want a software to do that. I already have Nero linux but i dont think it is capable of doing it.

Trying out the command line method
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I get an Input /Output error though the iso file seems to be fine
also adding bs=1024 doesnt help much

  • You get the Input/output error due to DRM protection. – Rinzwind May 17 '12 at 6:45
  • .... and nero linux -can- make ISOs: file -> Burn CD image – Rinzwind May 17 '12 at 6:47
  • @Rinzwind will that prevent proper copying? – Ashu May 17 '12 at 6:47
  • That's what DRM is intended for. You will probably run into trouble if you try to install from it. – Rinzwind May 17 '12 at 6:51
  • Check dmesg for more detailed errors. And if it is a copy protected video dvd then you will need a program to decrypt and unlock it. – psusi May 17 '12 at 14:00

If you feel like going terminal you could try this:

dd if=/dev/dvd of=/myiso.iso bs=1024

There are other examples here:


  • the link tells i need to unmount the cd before using the command. unmounting it causes the cd to eject. – Ashu May 16 '12 at 18:14
  • @Ashu, you don't need to unmount it first. – psusi May 16 '12 at 19:30
  • adding bs=1024 to the line described above , can speed things up. Since it will be reading the disk in larger chunks – tomodachi May 16 '12 at 20:17
  • @psusi thanks. the burning gets completed properly but i get an error. edited my question. – Ashu May 17 '12 at 5:36
  • @tomodachi not much just a few millisecs see my question – Ashu May 17 '12 at 5:36

dvd:rip is a full featured DVD copy program A front 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.

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!

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.

Brasero is a good option and available in the software centre

Also K3b is the one I use also available in the software centre (its more Nero-like)

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    Brasero in 10.10 is buggy. it gets stuck at 99% .... il try the others later – Ashu May 16 '12 at 18:25

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