I want to burn DVD movies onto my hd

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  1. Los

    Los Active Member

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    These are movies that I already own. What program would I need to do that? I want the best quality for my DVDs, preferably the same quality the DVD already has.

    Thanks.
     
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    DVD X Rescue
     
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    even if you "already own them" IT'S STILL ILLEGAL

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    It's illegal if you circumvent security measures in order to record/burn them.
     
  5. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    As long as you're not trying to break any copy protection,
    then you can use dvdshrink to get the vob files, and Nero to
    burn it to an mpeg4 file on your hard drive.
     
  6. Los

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    Do WHAT?
     
  7. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Just use dvdshrink and Nero. Don't worry about the process.
     
  8. deusexaethera

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    The DCMA is an artifact of the people in power being much too old to understand the motives of the people who actually DO this kind of stuff. Based on what the thread-starter said, he wants to rip movies to his hard drive so he can watch them without needing to insert the DVD.

    Strictly speaking, this *should* be legal, because the real issue is that data piracy happens when more than one PERSON uses the data at the same time, not when there is more than one COPY of the data. If the guy just watches his movies and doesn't turn them into torrents or burn copies for friends, then he could have a fucking vault under his house filled with backup copies of his DVDs and he wouldn't be a pirate.

    As noted, the DCMA does in fact prohibit ripping DVDs to your hard drive. However, my general approach to laws that deal incorrectly with the ethics of the situation is to ignore them and keep quiet about it so I don't get in trouble, and that's what I advise the thread-starter to do.
     
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    The politicians took their cues from the music and movie industries who knew EXACTLY what people's motives are...to download movies and music and not pay for them.

    Saying they're "too old" is laughable. *Most* people's motives are clear.

    Yep.

    While I've heard of a bunch of lawsuits for sharing and downloading movies/music, I've never heard of even one lawsuit because the RIAA raided someone's house and saw he had copies of DVDs on a shelf.
     
  10. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    That's because the RIAA regulates music, not movies.
     
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    RIAA, MPAA..........whatever :rolleyes:

    Neither has ever raided someone's home looking for backups.
     
  12. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    While I agree, it may still be illegal
     
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    I've said that 3 times....it definitely IS illegal. It is illegal to make copies of movies and store the originals so your kids do not destroy them and you'll have them for years instead of weeks. 100% illegal. Don't do it.
     
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    Can you please quote some law source. I can't find any, and I've looked.
     
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    You didn't look very hard.

    DMCA says it's illegal to bypass encyption.
    Up until February 2004, 321 Studios' hugely popular line of DVD-copying products, including DVD X Copy, DVD X Copy Xpress, and DVD Copy Plus, gave consumers the power to make backup copies of DVDs--even those with copy protection. But when a San Francisco federal judge ruled that 321 Studios' products were illegal because they circumvented commercial DVDs' antipiracy technology--not because it's illegal to make copies, mind you--the party was over. Since then, 321 Studios has released new, ripper-free versions of its line of DVD copying apps, but these programs are considerably less potent and cannot copy commercial DVDs.

    http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-3513_7-5128652.html

    I guess *technically* it's legal to make a copy, but seeing as it's illegal to bypass encryption and seeing as DVDs are encrypted, *technically* doesn't mean shit. It's like me saying it's legal to walk on the other side of the road but it's illegal to cross the street.
     
  16. deusexaethera

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    Actually, 7960, raw-mode copying would copy every single byte on the DVD, including the encryption, so it wouldn't be bypassed. The issue with putting DVDs onto a hard drive, though, is that the OP would have to break the encryption in order to convert the movies to a format that could play without a disc sitting in his DVD drive.

    Nonetheless, I stand firm by my position that he should just do what he wants to do and keep quiet about it. If nobody knows what he's doing, it doesn't matter what the law says.
     
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    I guess I haven't kept up....... is there a DVD writer/program that can do this and then burn it back to another "backup" DVD without ever breaking encryption?
     

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