Backing up video DVDs?

Polytropon freebsd at
Mon Aug 9 10:01:10 UTC 2010

On Mon, 09 Aug 2010 00:02:52 -0500, Depo Catcher <depocatcher at> wrote:
> I have 100+ physical DVDs that I would copy to disk (for fast easy 
> access and backup purposes).  Is there any software in ports that will 
> make a good copy of the dvd?

If you don't want to invest time to recode the video files in
order to save disk space, then use the vobcopy program (from
ports); you will need between 4 and 8 GB per DVD. Of course, you
can also use dd to copy the DVDs 1:1 (use bs=20480 or similar).
The mplayer program will be able to play both.

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