vobcopy - copy (rip) files from a dvd to the harddisk
vobcopy [-b size[bkmg] ] [-e size[bkmg] ] [-f]
[-F fast_factor ] [-h] [-i input-dir ] [-l] [-m]
[-M][-n title-number ] [-o output-dir ] [-q]
[-O single_file(s)_to_rip ] [-t name ] [-v [-v]]
[-x] [-I] [-V] [-L logfile-path ] [-1 aux_output_dir1
] [-2 aux_output_dir2 ] [-3 aux_output_dir3 ]
[-4 aux_output_dir4 ]
copies DVD .vob files to harddisk (thanks to libdvdread) and
merges them into file(s) with the name extracted from the DVD. It checks for
enough free space on the destination drive and compares the copied size to the
size on DVD (in case the size is wrong the files keep the .partial ending ).
It should definitely work on linux and now on FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD,
Solaris and MacOSX too!
Due to possible legal issues, vobcopy doesn't include
any code to descramble CSS "enhanced" DVDs. CSS is sold by the DVD
industry as a "copy protection", though it's more of a "view
protection" as it makes DVDs unviewable with unlicensed players. Some
people have hacked CSS decryption routines, and one of those is available as a
libdvdread counterpart. So if you have such a DVD, have a look at the
libdvdread page. If you are positive that it's allowed where you live, you can
just install that mentioned library and make decrypted backups of all your
without any options will copy the title with the most chapters
into files of 2GB size into the current working directory.
- -b, --begin SIZE[bkmg]
- begins to copy from the specified offset-size. Modifiers like b for
512-bytes, k for kilo-bytes, m for mega- and g for giga-bytes can be
appended to the number. Example: vobcopy -b 500m will start to copy from
500MB onward till the end.
- -e, --end SIZE[bkmg]
- similar to -b, this options lets you specify some size to stop before the
- -f, --force
- force the output to the specified directory even if vobcopy thinks there
is not enough free space
- -F, --fast fast_factor
- speed up the copying (experimental). fast_factor is in the range 1 to
- -h, --help
- print the command line options available
- -i, --input-dir INPUT-DIR
- provide vobcopy with the path to the mounted dvd drive
- -l, --large-file
- write data into one file (needs large file support (LFS))
- -M, --longest
- choose the title with the longest playing time. With some DVDs this gets
the main title better than the most chapter method, with others it's
- -m, --mirror
- mirrors the whole dvd to harddisk. It will create a directory named after
the dvd and copy the ifo, bup and vob files there. The title-vobs are
decrypted during this.
- -n, --title-number TITLE-NUMBER
- specify which title vobcopy shall copy (default is title with most
chapters). On the dvd, vts_01_x.vob specify the first title (mostly this
is the main feature).
- -o, --output-dir OUTPUT-DIR
- specify the output-directory of the data. "stdout" or
"-" redirect to stdout. Useful for pipeing it to /dev/null ;-)
If you forget to pipe it to some place, your terminal will get garbled, so
remember that typing "reset" and then Enter will rescue
- -q, --quiet
- all info- and error-messages of vobcopy will end up in the current
directory in vobcopy.bla instead of stderr
- -O, --onefile single_file(s)_to_rip
- specify which single file(s) to rip. Parts of names can be given and all
files which include the part will be copied. Files can be listed with
comma separation. Example: -O video_ts.vob,bup will copy the single file
video_ts.vob and all files containing bup
- -t, --name NAME
- you can give the file a name if you don't like the one from dvd. -t hallo
will result in hallo.vob. (stdout or "-" are deprecated now) If
you want to give it names like "Huh I like this movie", do it in
- -v, --verbose
- prints more information about whats going on (more verbose).
- -v -v
- prints the information given on command line into a log-file in the
current directory for inclusion into a bugreport.
- overwrite all existing files without further questions.
- -L LOGFILE-PATH
- tells vobcopy where to put the logfile instead of the default.
- -I, --info
- prints information about the titles, chapters and angles on the dvd.
- -V, --version
- prints version number.
- -1, --1st_alt_output_dir AUXILIARY-OUTPUT-DIR1
- if the data doesn't fit on the first output-directory (specified behind
-o) writing will continue here (and after -2 there and -3 and -4) ->
the files will be split according to the remaining free space (try
specifying the path _directly_ behind -1, _no_ space in between if you
have troubles, this might be even necessary at -o...)
Vobcopy is still under development. So expect some. There *might* be problems
for users who's system is not large-file ready. If so, please get back to me.