To create ISO from DVD in in order to make a backup of the original films or content of the DVD, you can either use Brasero or K3B or a custom script available on this page. Other alternatives are DVD95, k9copy.
It is also possible to combine the use of dvdbackup who can make a backup of the files and the structure of a DVD video on the hard drive with mkisofs that can produce functional iso image from these files.
In this tutorial, we’ll be looking at converting DVD to ISO in Ubuntu with different tools available.
To perform this operation, you’ll need the following;
- Administrative Rights
- A working Internet Connection
- Having installed the packages recommended on this page to automatically decrypt protected DVD.
1. Create ISO from DVD Using Brasero DVD Burner
Brasero is already installed by default on Ubuntu, it is a simple but powerful tool for burning CD and DVD into your Ubuntu PC.
To Create ISO from DVD:
- Put the DVD in the drive,
- Open Brasero,
- Select Copy DVD ,
- Option: Select a disc to burn → Image File ,
- If the extension of the “image” file is not
.iso, click the “Properties” button and in the recording window, change the “type of disk image ‘Image ISO9660 .
- OK, the conversion starts ….
2. Create ISO from DVD Using K3B
Make the file executable .
It’ll just run it through the command to enter a terminal :
To use this script with a GUI, install zenity and create such a launcher calling DVD2ISO script (located in / usr / bin / and made executable) with the following code:
dvd2iso | zenity --text-info --title "DVD2ISO" --width --height = 400 = 300
3 variables are “potentially” to set manually to suit your system:
- dvd_dev = absolute path to your device dvd
- rep_iso = absolute path or will be stored images-DVD.iso
- rep_app = absolute path of the spool directory used by the script
4. Alternative Method
If none of the above methods work, it is possible to copy recorded gross disc content.
- First open the DVD with VLC to set the decryption keys “libdvdcss2” in memory.
- Close VLC .
- With the file explorer , copy the entire DVD video content to a folder on your hard drive.
You will read later with VLC by going to the menu Media → Open File , then navigate to your video files.
With the above methods, you have discovered how to burn a DVD to ISO in Ubuntu. This method also works perfectly with burning CD to ISO in Ubuntu.
There are other methods that are not listed here and there are so many other tools that can be used to burn, rip and copy disk in Ubuntu. Do not limit yourself to the options up there, even though they are the most popular and have all been tested to be very efficient.