Copying Movie DVDs with dd

Many people prefer copying a movie DVD to their media server hard drive rather than risk scratching the original DVD.

Copying a DVD to an ISO image on a hard drive might be challenging. Once upon a time the dd command worked without complaint. These days various encryption methods cause the command to fail. There is a simple solution.

Use any app that uses libdvdcss2 to view the DVD, such as XBMC/Kodi, SMPlayer, or VLC. Only a few seconds of viewing is necessary. Close the app and then the dd command works just fine.

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