Wednesday, February 6, 2008

How To Fix A Bad DVD

If you've ever had a DVD that was having problems you might want to consider trying out ddrescue. I used it on a video that had one too many scratches on it and it created a reusable iso that worked well enought to watch.

user@machine-> aptitude show ddrescue
Package: ddrescue
State: installed
Automatically installed: yes
Version: 1.13-3
Priority: optional
Section: universe/utils
Maintainer: Ubuntu MOTU Developers
Uncompressed Size: 77.8k
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.5-0ubuntu1)
Description: copies data from one file or block device to another dd_rescue is a tool to help you to save data from crashed partition. It tries to read and if it fails, it will go on with the next sectors where tools like dd will fail. If the copying process is interrupted by the user it is possible to continue at any position later. It can copy backwards.

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