For archiving dvds... ISO or Video_TS folder?

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  1. MadEmperor

    MadEmperor meh OT Supporter

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    I want to start a Archive of dvds on my external harddrive. Would I be best to fill it with iso or just the Video_TS Folder? Also, is one harder to burn then the other if I want to do that in the future?
     
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    i prefers iso because it would be an exact 1:1 backup of the original disc

    probably easier to burn the iso as well

    and for playback of iso's on your computer, just use vlc media player
     
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    +1 iso
     
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    +2 for ISO

    I've just been ripping to DivX AVI's set to 100% quality. But thats entirely due to space limitations. I wish I had more capacity to rip to ISO.
     
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    +3 for iso, just cleaner to have everything in 1 file as compared to a folder full of .vob etc files
     
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    +8 (yes I can count...it's a inside joke) for ISO
    All the same reasons plus there's only 1 file to keep track of instead of a folder for each movie which will have a bunch of files with in it.
     
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    Thanks for all the input, I'll go with ISO then. Btw, can you still burn dvds from a Video_TS Folder? (and have it playable on a standalone dvd player) ^ If not I should delete them =(
     
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    yeah just burn the disc with the video_ts folder in it
     
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    I hate to keep asking questions like a n00b, but one more... Any suggestions on a program that can take my Physical DVD collection and turn them into ISO on my computer for backup? I would also like to remove the bullshit from the begining of the dvds if possible (those FBI warnings, forced intros and forced preview stuff)
     
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    I got AnyDVD & Clone DVD... I set it up to skip trailer & FBI in AnyDvd. Then I Setup Clone DVD as DVD+R Double Layer. My hope is that I'm going to get a 100% copy (minus the intro crap) and be able to burn the ISO later if I want. I often just play them on my computer though with Daemon Tools
     
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    I would think that since you're gonna rip it to something like Divx/Xvid that just about anything that can turn a disc to ISO should work.
    I normally use Alcohol 120% for that sort of thing.

    As for the FBI warnings, VLC will skip directly to the menu when you watch a DVD as it's default action. However if the warning shows up after you select to play the movie then it can't help you there. Also VLC doesn't require the ISO to be mounted to be able to play.

    Your other option might be to use DVDSkrink or ShrinkTo5 and tell it with no compression and you can pick what it'll save. But that might require a decrypter, but that's should be where AnyDVD comes into play or you can use DVDFab.
     
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    Careful.
     
  13. MadEmperor

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    Wouldn't want to get sued for making legal backup copies :ugh:


    Btw, I figured out how to make Lossy files. I choose to go with H.264 as a format. I set it at 1200 bit rate (1gb files on avg), and I use the program "HandBrake"

    So now I have Lossless DVD ISOs for home use, and H.264 Lossies for portable use.
     
  14. cmsurfer

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    But on most commercial DVD's you have to break the copy protection to make the copy. That's the illegal part and not allowed to be discussed on this forum, BTW.

    Glad you got it figured out.
     
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    Exactly. Thank you, cmsurfer.

    Nothing else to discuss then if you got it all figured out.. ;)
     
  16. deusexaethera

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    You don't have to break the copy protection to make the copy, because the copy protection is just data encryption. If you copy the data bit-for-bit without decrypting it, then you haven't done anything to circumvent the DRM.

    That being said, the EULA for DVDs still stipulates that end-users don't need to make backup copies and that any backups made will be considered acts of piracy. Whether that's really legally enforceable is a totally different issue.
     

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