does anyone know how to copy a DVD?

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does anyone know how to copy a DVD?

Postby jcsuperstar » Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:05 am

i have exercize dvds i'd like to put on my laptop and mp3 player so i dont have to watch the actual dvd everytime, i can just have it when ever, anyone know how to do this?
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Re: does anyone know how to copy a DVD?

Postby adamposey » Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:12 am

The program you're looking for is called handbrake. It is absolutely illegal to use it for what you want to use it for (YAY DMCA!) but don't let that stop you, because you paid for the content and should be able to view it anywhere.
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Re: does anyone know how to copy a DVD?

Postby zavk » Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:25 am

Hi JC

The debates surrounding 'backing up', 'fair use', are complex. But you might find this site helpful:

http://www.videohelp.com/dvdbackup

There's heaps of info there but I reckon you should just go for the most simple software/guide. DVD Decrypter is pretty straightforward. It creates the data into a .ISO file which you can then easily burn onto a DVD-/+R.
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Re: does anyone know how to copy a DVD?

Postby jcsuperstar » Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:44 am

how do people watch movies on their ipods then?
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Re: does anyone know how to copy a DVD?

Postby zavk » Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:48 am

HI JC

The ipod/iphone reads .mp4. I suppose you can purchase movies/videos through iTunes. But some people prefer to backup their DVDs by converting the data to an mp4 file. Again, it can be a rather tedious process: http://www.videohelp.com/guides/categor ... -ipod-4;63
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Re: does anyone know how to copy a DVD?

Postby tiltbillings » Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:17 am

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

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People live in one another’s shelter.

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Re: does anyone know how to copy a DVD?

Postby adamposey » Thu Nov 05, 2009 1:40 pm

jcsuperstar wrote:how do people watch movies on their ipods then?

Handbrake will enable you to turn your DVDs into .m4v files for your iPod or iPhone. I do it, I even copy episodes of television seasons that I have purchased. The real problem is that the software circumvents the copyright restrictions on the disk itself in order to make that copy. Basically: Every time you do that you violate the DMCA.

Granted, if you're worried about legality you can re-purchase the content from the iTunes Music Store but I don't think that should be, or is, necessary. If you need some advice on using handbrake let me know, because its an intimidating piece of software at first glance.
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