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How to copy a DVD onto PC / Media Player?

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by dealmaker, Nov 24, 2004.

  1. dealmaker

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    Guys,

    Just got a copy of the new U2 album (excellent by the way) - and got the version with the bonus DVD.

    So I've copied the CD onto my hard drive (for onward distribution around the house via my networK) - question is - how do a put a copy of certain of the tracks on the DVD (i.e music videos) onto the hard drive - so I can watch them via Media Player (I also have Power DVD on the PC). I have a DVD drive on the PC.

    Guess I might need some software to do this?...if so what's best?

    Apologies if it's a simple problem - but I havent done anything with DVD's on the PC before!

    Many thanks
     
  2. Mr THX

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    Try this DVD Decrypter I use it to rip movies to my HTPC ............ never fails.
     
  3. dealmaker

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    Mt THX,

    Thanks for this - as I'm guessing this is freeware - does it also download a pile of spyware and adware when you save it?

    If so would I be better buying something from pC world or something???
     
  4. KraGorn

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    DVD Decrypter is completely mal-ware free, the guy is very generous in making it free. You may also want to look at DVD Shrink which can also rip but in addition can extract just the main movie (Decrypter can but not as easily IMHO) and other nice features .. again free of all contamination. ;)

    Decrypter is still being worked on, Shrink however won't go beyond version 3.1.7 because the guy sold the rights to Ahead who have re-packaged and added to it as part of the Nero suite, they call in Nero Record.
     
  5. joffonon

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    Nero Recode, I think you mean? Although I've noticed that the latest stable version of Shrink is 3.2.0.15, so he's obiously still tweaking the old version. :)
     
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    Indeed, 'Recode' :) .. I hadn't seen 3.2, not having dropped by his site for some time. Recode has a nice feature which tries to join separate DVDs, works sometimes not others, apart from the Shrink does everything I've wanted.
     
  7. cowtipper

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    DVD shrink rocks you can auto shrink to fit or you can split out at a frame level to try and preserve the complete film.

    Never had it fail yet
    I personally cant praise it enough :)
     

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