Backup option greyed out for DVDs but not for blu ray

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morbius
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Backup option greyed out for DVDs but not for blu ray

Post by morbius » Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:59 pm

Does makemkv not have the option to create a decrypted backup for DVDs ? Just noticed it's not available for me (I know that you must not "open" the disc first). The option works for blu rays so why not DVDs? Seems very odd. Looks like I'm about to dust off my ancient copy of DVD Shrink!

Woodstock
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Re: Backup option greyed out for DVDs but not for blu ray

Post by Woodstock » Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:41 pm

Backup is a Bluray-only function.
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morbius
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Re: Backup option greyed out for DVDs but not for blu ray

Post by morbius » Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:46 am

So I gathered. Can anyone advise why this functionality is not enabled for DVDs but it is for blu rays ? Does not seem intuitive.

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Re: Backup option greyed out for DVDs but not for blu ray

Post by Woodstock » Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:19 pm

Because when BD support was added, there were no programs that would generate an unencrypted copy of a Bluray, but there were a LOT of them for creating unencrypted DVD ISO files. There still aren't a lot of them for BD.

I just think Mike didn't want to duplicate what was already out there for free.
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morbius
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Re: Backup option greyed out for DVDs but not for blu ray

Post by morbius » Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:49 pm

Ho hum. I run a registered version of makemkv and I think it's outstanding and Mike is a wizard, just had not occurred to me that there would be less functionality with DVD than with bluray. I don't have much need for full disc back up so I still think makemkv is fantastic, but I did stumble on this, assuming it was a glitch rather than by design.

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Re: Backup option greyed out for DVDs but not for blu ray

Post by renfield » Wed May 15, 2019 5:43 pm

I gotta say, I too am disappointed.

What is a recommended dvd backup program? Because makemkv complains about mine. :(

One that understands and doesn't fail on corrupt sectors and other schemes.

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Re: Backup option greyed out for DVDs but not for blu ray

Post by Woodstock » Wed May 15, 2019 6:38 pm

I've used dd on Linux to create encrypted ISOs. I'm remembering one from years or so ago called "BDLOT" make ISOs on Windows machines, with optional decryption, but it's been unsupported for about a decade.
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Re: Backup option greyed out for DVDs but not for blu ray

Post by renfield » Thu May 23, 2019 4:06 pm

yeah that doesn't work because it's easily defeated by even the most simple copy protection

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