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Extract a complete ISO from an encrypted DVD
Authored by: elmimmo on Apr 07, '10 01:17:14PM

The command-line that your script is running does not make a copy of the DVD's filesystem, but instead takes all the files contained in the DVD and repackages them into a new filesystem, i.e. it is not actually making a perfect clone of the original DVD.

The correct command-line should be

hdiutil create -srcdevice /dev/disk3 -format UDTO nameYourDiskImage
where the number following /dev/disk# can be determined (by a human) by running
beforehand. The code will generate the file nameYourDiskImage.cdr, which is actually a standard ISO disk image and so its extension can be safely renamed.

Just like the hint explains, this command can also be used with FairMount to remove the encryption in the original DVD

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Extract a complete ISO from an encrypted DVD
Authored by: llee on Apr 07, '10 07:02:35PM

I think the "-srcdevice" method does work too, but the "makehybrid -udf" also lets you create a burnable DVD disk image from a VIDEO_TS folder's enclosing folder, the contained VIDEO_TS folder of which you can create using a variety of ways. Is the .cdr image file as portable as the .iso image file? Can you copy it to a PC and use a Windows DVD burning solution to make a video DVD the way you can with the .iso image file? Maybe you can, I just haven't tried it.

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