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Old 03-20-2009, 04:24 AM
 
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How do I save the contents of a DVD on to my computer ? I tried copy pasting all the files/folders , but it doesn't seem to work . Any suggestions ??
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Old 03-20-2009, 06:05 AM
 
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If it's a commercial DVD it's protected and you'll need special software that isn't exactly legitimate as it breaks the encryption which is illegal in the U.S.

If it's a home DVD that you or someone else made you use Vob2MPG . This application will not work on commercial discs purchased in the store.
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Old 03-20-2009, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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I won't tell you how to copy ANY DVD, as copying ANY DVD with copy protection is illegal in the U.S., but I've heard that virtually ANY DVD can be copied if you have the right software. One should be permitted to backup ANY DVD they've purchased, IMHO, or convert ANY DVD they've purchased to a format suitable for playing on a portable device or PC. If you can find a DVD DECRYPTER that will work with ANY DVD you have, you should be able to do a DVD SHRINK and backup or convert your disc.
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Old 03-20-2009, 03:40 PM
 
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I won't tell you how to copy ANY DVD, as copying ANY DVD with copy protection is illegal in the U.S., but I've heard that virtually ANY DVD can be copied if you have the right software. One should be permitted to backup ANY DVD they've purchased, IMHO, or convert ANY DVD they've purchased to a format suitable for playing on a portable device or PC. If you can find a DVD DECRYPTER that will work with ANY DVD you have, you should be able to do a DVD SHRINK and backup or convert your disc.
I wonder if the OP will get the hints?
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Old 03-20-2009, 04:15 PM
 
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I believe that a person has the right to backup any digital content they purchase to protect against loss, damage or deterioration of the media.

It is also prudent to backup any media that is routinely handled by small children, such as kids movies, as they don't always observe proper handling of DVD's. With the correct software it also allows the elimination of 30 plus minutes of commercials (on something I have purchased) that are inconvenient to darn near impossible to skip over.

This is all possible with excellent free software previously mentioned in this thread. I also use ImageBurn, pretty bullet proof burning software that allows backing up files, folder, images, etc. to CD or DVD including DL.
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Old 03-20-2009, 07:14 PM
 
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I believe that a person has the right to backup any digital content they purchase to protect against loss, damage or deterioration of the media.
Well beliefs and the law are two different things, whether you have the right to make backups of video on DVD you have licensed is really a moot point because the DMCA forbids breaking the encryption which is an entirely different thing than making copies. Making copies takes a backseat to this law. That's the primary reason no test cases have come before any courts like you have had for audio in the past. You'll never see any test case either as long as this law is place as it's certainly not in the interest of the media giants to force the issue. e.g You can have a commercial disc without copy protection and that is where you could argue about your rights to make a copy.

Having said that to the best of my knowledge no one has ever been sued for making copies of material they have purchased for personal backup.

Truthfully until people stop buying such material these practices will continue, my suggestion is to seek material elsewhere from artists with much less restrictive policies. There's wealth of material available without these restrictions.

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I won't tell you how to copy ANY DVD, as copying ANY DVD with copy protection is illegal in the U.S., but I've heard that virtually ANY DVD can be copied if you have the right software. One should be permitted to backup ANY DVD they've purchased, IMHO, or convert ANY DVD they've purchased to a format suitable for playing on a portable device or PC. If you can find a DVD DECRYPTER that will work with ANY DVD you have, you should be able to do a DVD SHRINK and backup or convert your disc.
Thank you kind sir for my laugh of the day, that is funny.
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Old 03-20-2009, 09:31 PM
 
Location: sowf jawja
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. . . One should be permitted to . . convert ANY DVD they've purchased to a format suitable for playing on a portable device or PC.

That is legal, and there are several programs available for purchase that will do this.

I have one on my computer at home, but I don't recall right now what its called.

I found by doing a search on converting DVD's to an ipod format.

The program was about $30-$40.

The only downside is that your computer has to play the movie in its entirety to copy and rescale to a more compact format.

The quality is not good enough to play on your TV, but looks fine on a small screen.
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Old 03-21-2009, 01:04 AM
 
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That is legal, and there are several programs available for purchase that will do this.
It is not legal, see above. The programs available are hosted on sites outside the U.S.'s jurisdiction as they are illegal to posses AFAIK.


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The quality is not good enough to play on your TV, but looks fine on a small screen.
Not sure what you have but a good ripper will rip a DVD bit for bit, e.g. exact copy.
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Old 03-21-2009, 01:32 AM
 
Location: Boston
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Yeah just Google some DVD rippers, there are plenty of free apps out there. I use my original XBox actually a lot for ripping DVDs and storing on there. It's always good to have a backup of your games/movies/music especially if you have kids. If you buy it, you have a right to protect your investment.
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Old 03-21-2009, 05:08 AM
 
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Thanks everyone.
This is one of my kid's DVDs , which I purchased just a few days ago and I already see a few scratches on it .. So I thought of backing it up before it is ruined any further . Lol !

Thanks again
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