Jan 142009

Last week I had reason to duplicate some video DVDs.  Yes, it was legitimate; I wanted copies of personal video footage to share with family.  After fiddling around a bit I found a very straighforward way to do this task using simple GNU/Linux tools.

The first step is to copy the DVD to the hard drive (I only have one DVD drive).
cat /dev/sr0 > dvd.iso
where /dev/sr0 is my DVD device.

Then, after changing to a blank DVD, simply
growisofs -dvd-compat -Z /dev/dvd=dvd.iso
and it worked.

  One Response to “Duplicating DVDs”

  1. Thanks for the tip! I haven’t found a reason in the past to duplicate a DVD but if I need to in the future I will give your method a go.

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