Do not use this for bad things, m’kay?
What it looks like
usage: dvdcopy [ --option(=<argument>) ] [...] ~/.dvdcopy.conf will be read first if it's found (even if --config is passed). for syntax, see the help entry for the --config option. commandline arguments will overrule what's defined in the config. invalid options are ignored. options: --config=<file> read any of the below options from a file, note that you must strip the '--' and set any argument-less options specifically to either true or false there is no error if <file> doesn't exist --directory=<directory> set the working directory, default is ./dvdcopy --keep_files keep all intermediate files; note that they will be removed the next time dvdcopy is run regardless of this option --device=<file> set the reader/burner, default is /dev/sr0 --title=<number> set the title, default is longest --size=<number> set the desired output size in KB, default is 4193404 --limit=<number> set the number of times to attempt a read/burn before giving up, default is 15 --mpeg_only stop after transcoding the mpeg --dvd_only stop after authoring the dvd --iso_only stop after generating the iso --mpeg_dir=<directory> set a save location for the intermediate mpeg file, default is blank -- don't save it --dvd_dir=<directory> set a save location for the intermediate vob folder, default is blank -- don't save it --iso_dir=<directory> set a save location for the intermediate iso file, default is blank -- don't save it --mencoder_options=<options> pass additional arbitrary arguments to mencoder, multiple options should be quoted and there is no validation on these; you'll need to know what you're doing. the options are placed after '-dvd-device <device>' but before all others --quiet be quiet --verbose be verbose --force disable any options validation, useful if ripping from an image file --help print this
What’s it do?
Pop in a standard DVD9 (~9GB) and type
dvdcopy. The script will calculate the video bitrate required to create an ISO under 4.3GB (standard DVD5). It will then use
mencoder to create an authorable image and burn it back to a disc playable on any standard player.
Defaults are sane (IMO), but can be adjusted through the config file or the options passed at runtime (or both). I’ve now added a lot of cool features as described in the help.
How to get it
Install the AUR package here.
Grab the source from my git repo here.