Tuesday, February 5, 2008

HowTo: Install K9Copy on Fedora

K9Copy Description and Installation
K9Copy is a small utility which allows the copy of DVD on Linux. K9copy facilitates several methods for backing up a DVD and utilizes libdvdcss to circumvent CSS copy protection.

K9copy enables direct backup of a single layer DVD-5 provided the user's computer has a DVD recorder. Likewise, direct backup of a dual layer DVD-9 is possible with a dual layer DVD recorder.

K9copy is able to fit the contents of a dual layer DVD-9 onto a single layer DVD-5. The interface allows a user to explicitly retain or discard any content from the original disc such as video titles, audio tracks, subtitles and the DVD menu. All content selected for backup is compressed to a configurable target size (4400MB by default) and stored on the user's hard drive as either an ISO image file or a DVD VIDEO_TS folder. K9copy can either transfer the backup data to blank DVD±R media itself or utilize external DVD authoring software such as K3b for this task. Furthermore, an ISO image file produced by K9copy can be recorded to DVD by any software on any platform capable of recording ISO images to disc.

Functionality for backing up a DVD to a MPEG-4 file rather than a disc also exists in K9copy. The interface allows the user to select preferred codecs for video and audio as well as a target file size or bit rate for the resulting MPEG-4.

K9copy includes basic DVD authoring capabilities. The DVD video stream is compressed by the program Vamps.

1. Copy without menus :
In this case, dvdauthor is used to create a new DVD structure. It is possible to choose the order in which the video sequences are played.

2. Copy with menus :
As dvdauthor does not make it possible to integrate the original menus, K9Copy reproduces the original structure of the DVD. The navigation packs as well as IFO files are modified to point on the compressed MPEG stream.

K9Copy Installation
Yum downloads less than 2MB of k9copy rpm package.

# yum -y install k9copy

K9Copy Binary

# k9copy

K9Copy Webshots

That is all, enjoy.

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