libdvdread4 and /.dvdcss when using ddrescue or vlc

Asked by Kirk Erickson

Question: what generates the last segment of the foldername in the ./dvdcss directory?

Pretty sure I'm using a latest version of libdvdread4


Archiving some old dvd with ddrescue to creante a iso. ddrescue will not work properly until I load the dvd once in VLC.

What I find is that if I run ddrescue I will get a folder in the ~/.dvdcss with the name of the dvd with a set of 0. Like so.


After loading the dvd in VLC there is another folder entry with non zero values.


With this folder ddrescue will properly convert the dvd to iso.

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

Is this a video dvd? If so then I don't believe dd will be enough

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

Can you help with this problem?

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