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    What is the best program for ripping scratched DVD-Rs? Prefer Linux (I use Mint 18.2).
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  2. ISOBuster. But no Linux version. The company recommends running it via Wine.

    ISOPuzzle, but only for Windows. I don't know if it runs under Wine or a VM.
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    If its not encrypted DVD video ddrescue or dvdisater may help, both have reread functionality.
    if all else fails read the manual
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    I installed ddrescue, but it doesn't seem to do anything. No error msg saying why - it just doesn't generate any output. The available online tutorial is confusing. I just want to create the best image possible of my scratched DVD-R. How do I do this with ddrescue? Thanks for any help...
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    Try giving the disc a light coat of furniture wax. Sometimes that reduces the scattering at scratch edges.
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    JVRaines - furniture wax, really now! What brand do you recommend? I do not want to trash my DVD reader - I just want to know how to use ddrescue, seems safer...
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    Originally Posted by diacad View Post
    JVRaines - furniture wax, really now! What brand do you recommend? I do not want to trash my DVD reader - I just want to know how to use ddrescue, seems safer...
    ddrescue tutorial - https://sumofungus.wordpress.com/2010/01/19/making-backup-copies-of-damaged-dvds-using-ddrescue/
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    october262 - That link you supplied to a better tutorial was champion - thanks so much! I was able to use ddrescue and it indeed rescued my scratched DVD with no apparent loss.
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