Unix / Linux / Ubuntu Forum

Ask Question   UnAnswered
Home » Forum » Unix / Linux / Ubuntu       RSS Feeds

Permissions for DVD ripping

  Date: Jan 08    Category: Unix / Linux / Ubuntu    Views: 425

I'm tryong to rip my own movie "Hydrogen" DVD using KDenlive on USB. I have
Ubuntu on the Hard drive. I get an error "permission denied" when I try to do it
to the Hard Drive. I doubt the USB has the room.

Very little else has required this permission to write to the Hard Drive. Why
does this? And how can I get around it from inside KDenlive.



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered On: Jan 08    

Try ripping it to your home folder. It is likely set up to rip to /tmp in
the root file system which you can only do as root. It is probably in the
settings some place to change the location for the temp files.

Answer #2    Answered On: Jan 08    

Actually /tmp and /var/tmp must be world-writable or many programs will

Unix, owing to the long heritage of multi-user systems, prevents random
users from writing to arbitrary locations in the filesystem. Pick a
directory where you have write access (somewhere in your home folder,
/tmp, /var/tmp, or some other directory where you've been given write
access) and all should be copasetic.

Answer #3    Answered On: Jan 08    

I'll try but neither of these suggestions makes any sense. I'm the only user on
both linux's. I think the problem is that I'm not logged into the one on the
Hard Drive when I boot from the USB. But it doesn't affect other programs.

Also, isn't the Home and tmp folder under the USB Kdenlive still on the USB
device? Which is my whole point in trying to put it on the Hard Drive, space.

Didn't find what you were looking for? Find more on Permissions for DVD ripping Or get search suggestion and latest updates.