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Copying dvd's

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by chilpillphil3, Apr 17, 2004.

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  1. chilpillphil3

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    Whats the best way backing up my dvd's?

    I want to back up my simpsons dvd's etc, should i use the pc?
     
  2. windfall

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    Hey

    You could use video if you have a macrovision free DVD player!
     
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    most flexible solution is using your PC with a DVD burner. to make 1:1 copies you'll need two banks when copying dual layer DVDs. you can also wait for dual layer burners which are just about to come. I hope there won't be any compatibility issues with stand alone players. also dual layer blanks prices may be of concern, especially at the beginning.
     
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    An alternative is to use something like DVD Decrypter to create an ISO o your hard drive and store them there. Then, when dual layer burners and disc blanks become commonplace (affordable and reliable) you can burn the ISO to a disc.

    You could also burn it now on one DVD (reduced quality) or split it across 2 DVD's as stated above.
     
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    It would be interested in ripping to My hard drive, As at the moment i do not have a dvd burner and do not want to get one if Dual layers are comming out soon.

    So i am running win-xp, how do i rip them to my hard drive? And how much space will they take up. ( i do have a 160gb hard drive) so not to much worrie there.

    thanks for all your help so far.
     
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    A dual layer DVD will be around 8 - 9Gb each. Obviously most disks also hold extras (DD2 & DD5.1 & DTS 5.1 sound, other languages, documentries etc) that you might not want to copy to your HDD, so this would save a fair bit of space.

    Mark.
     
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    Find the software I mentioned above. Very straightforward once you have installed it. Take a look at http://www.doom9.net as a start.
     
  8. vonhosen

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    Or "DVD Shrink" works well (& is free) :smashin:
     
  9. Jpfahy

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    I'll second DVD Shrink, great little program
     
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    Indeed,this topic is well covered...closing.
     
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