DVD Backup

This is the script I use to backup my DVDs.
mkdir dvd
dvdbackup -M -i/dev/dvd -odvd
genisoimage -dvd-video -o $1.iso dvd/*
rm -r dvd
The result is an ISO file which is named after the first argument to the script.

Install the required programs with the following command.
apt-get install dvdbackup genisoimage


Aaron said...

Even at 2 years old this post was incredibly useful. I've been hitting my head against the wall trying to get an ISO image from my DVD's and this is the post that showed me how to do it. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Seconded. There are a ton of not terribly useful posts involving transcoding when all some of us want to do is backup our old dvd's before they die.

PM1 - Pro Memoria - For Memory

The written word is a powerful tool for knowledge transfer to colleagues and future self. Still, documentation is often neglected in favor o...