DVD Backup Revisited

Burn Some More

After digging a little further, I unearthed a couple of other DVD Backup apps, to secure your important data.

K9Copy is a small utility which allows DVD backup on Linux. The DVD video stream is compressed by the program Vamps. Options include:

Copy without menus :
DVDAuthor creates a new structure for the DVD. It is possible to arbitrarily set the order of the videos.

Copy with menus :
As dvdauthor can't copy the original menus, K9Copy recreates the original DVD structure. The menus as well as IFO files are modified to point to the compressed MPEG2 stream.

K9Copy features include:
The video stream is compressed to make the video fiton a 4.7GB recordable DVD
DVD Burning
Creation of ISO images
Choosing which audio and subtitle tracks are copied.
Title preview (video only)
The ability to preserve the original menus.


OGMRip a Gnome centric app which looks useful. OGMRip is an application and a set of libraries for ripping and encoding DVD into AVI, OGM, MP4, or Matroska files using a wide variety of codecs. It relies on mplayer, mencoder, ogmtools, mkvtoolnix, mp4box, oggenc, lame, and faac to perform its tasks.

The GUI features a clean GNOME 2 interface and tries to minimize esoteric settings for the end user. A CLI client is also available, it's called shRip.