DVD to WMV?

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  1. Casino

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    Whats the best way to convert DVDs to WMV to I can play them on my gigabeat? I also want to be able to increase the sound on the actual file.
     
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    it would require cracking the encryption for 99.9% of DVDs -- and that is not legal.
     
  3. Casino

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    ok assuming its a home video my friend gave me, how would I do it?
     
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    Based on your other posts that promote piracy and illegal activities I do not believe that your intentions are anything but bad.

    I will not help you.
     
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    That law is such bullshit. It's like selling a movie and saying it's illegal to watch it in bed. I'm surprised you're still allowed to invite friends over to watch a friggin' DVD.

    Does anybody know of a way to purchase the rights to watch a gawd damn movie on my laptop (which has no optical drive and no internet connection)?
     
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    You bought a license to the movie and doing so you agree to follow the terms of the license. If that license said no watching in bed, then you agree not to do so.

    I find it extremely hard to believe that you do not have an optical drive AND you do not have internet access. However, if that is true, then you would likely not be able to LEGALLY watch movies on your computer. Possibly by using a USB tv tuner and a DVR application would work for you. However, all LEGAL methods for obtaining a DIGITAL movie without having to real-time record it from a brodcast would require internet access.
     
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    It's a Fujitsu p1510d and it's not that I don't have internet access at all, but I probably won't when I actually want to watch a movie. What I would like to do is copy a few of the DVDs that I bought legally to the hard drive so that I could watch them while on the road or on an airplane or whatever.

    I'm sure, even if I could find a place to legally download a movie to watch later, it would be such a PITA to play (especially on linux) it wouldn't be worth it. Not to mention that they'd probably be charging as much as I paid for the DVD.
     
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    well, I was going to suggest iTunes -- but that isn't so easy on linux (although it can be done).

    The thing to remember (maybe it'll help you semantically) is that you don't actually buy the movie. You buy a licenese to view that movie under certain conditions.

    But you're running an OS that is not widely supported (yet) buy commercial media services... And not having an Optical drive merely makes things worse.

    Unfortunatly you're between a rock and a hard place. If you were able to dual-boot to a more supported OS (such as Windows) or you could get iTunes running reliably within Wine you would be okay.
     
  9. crontab

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    www.videohelp.com

    look for gigabeat forums as well. plenty of people show you how to rip movies onto your dmp
     

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