Error Couldn’t open DVD device: /dev/dvd (No such file or directory)

Below error appears when creating a avi out of a DVD, is an mencoder error: MEncoder 1.1-4.8 (C) 2000-2012 MPlayer Team libdvdread: Can’t stat /dev/dvd No such file or directory libdvdread: Could not open /dev/dvd Couldn’t open DVD device: /dev/dvd (No such file or directory) No stream found to handle url dvd://2 Cannot open file/device.

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Convert DVD to AVI using mencoder

$ mencoder dvd://3 -ovc lavc -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg4:vpass=1 -oac copy -o movie.avi Now the avi is the movie that you can copy elsewhere. The dvd://3 is to convert the 3rd Title on the DVD.

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