I can not find the answer to this in my search thus far so if there is a resource somewhere, please post the link.
When I create an ISO from a DVD, what is being decrypted? I was talking to someone about MythTV and they said the ISO’s that it creates are bit for bit with all the protections/encryption. I was under the impression that there was something that had to be decoded in order to be able to create ISO’s for playback and that any software would need to do what DVDFab is doing for it to work, otherwise, I could just copy the files (VOB’s, etc.) directly off of the disc.
I’m sure I’m missing something in my understanding of DVD’s, copy protection, encryption and the like so I want to correct and broaden my understanding what is going on.
FYI, I purchased the DVDFab5 Platinum w/ mobile in order to make ISO’s for playback via XBMC and to merge 2-part discs into one. I also want to play them back on my WM5 smart phone. It’s working great so far. I have encountered a few where the DVD ISO had an issue and stopped playing in the middle. I had one where about 10 seconds of the audio was missing from the end of one disc, but reconverting to ISO fixed the issues.
Thanks for any feedback.