[MPlayer-users] Re: Making and playing DVD ISO or IMG files

Corey Hickey bugfood-ml at fatooh.org
Mon Apr 5 22:24:18 CEST 2004

adland wrote:
>>What is the best way to rip DVD movies to ISO or IMG files and then play
>>them with mplayer. 
> unsure best way but here is one way
> unencrypted discs - 
> get dump of entire disc
> dd if=/dev/dvd of=img.iso
> mplayer -dvd-device=img.iso dvd://1
> or you can always just capture the audio/video streams
> mplayer -dumpstream -dumpfile file.avi dvd://1
> mplayer file.avi
> good luck

Just a quick quip:

'file.avi' is a bit misleading, as the stream dump of a dvd isn't an avi
file. 'file.vob' might be better, as is the default 'stream.dump'.
Mplayer won't choke if the streamdump is named *.avi, but it will
attempt to treat it as an avi file before falling back to trying other


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