what software to use for copying DVD's?

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  1. Milin

    Milin It's Terminal.

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    I would like to copy some DVD's I own and I would also like to translate some of my DVD's from one region to another (I got some cool drifting DVD's in japan that I can't watch)

    is there any software to make my mac region free?
    is there a good piece of preferably free ("free" even) software to copy and burn dvd's?

    i need some help.

    thx for the inputs!
     
  2. inamorata

    inamorata New Member

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    verbal Active Member

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    It's perfectly legal to copy DVDs you own.
     
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  5. Milin

    Milin It's Terminal.

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    I own them, I'd rather not go to walmart and spend 100 quid on an APEX DVD player to play the region free ones.

    There's nothing illegal about what I'm doing, so stuff it.

    I live between my place and my gf's so I'd rather not lug my dvd collection with me when I travel since it's bound to get lost/screwed up.
     
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    I just downloaded Mac the Ripper and tried to copy 2Fast2Furious but I guess I don't know what im looking for. How do I burn it to a DVD to be used as a DVD?
     
  7. Milin

    Milin It's Terminal.

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    i have the same question.
    we will see how the ripping goes tonight.
     
  8. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    Copying a DVD for archival purposes is legal -- however, cracking any encryption to do so is NOT. Most DVDs are encrypted, so although it's not illigal to make a backup, doing so requires you to break other laws, which is illigal.
     
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    If they're encrypted (most are) then yes, there is something VERY illegal about what you're doing. Read the notice that is in the begining of the movie. $250,000 fine, I believe -- per offense. So copy 100 movies, and that's a LOT of money.
     
  10. Milin

    Milin It's Terminal.

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    that's a pretty stupid system we have in place isn't it?

    but i wouldnt be breaking encrpytion if i simply played the DVD in my player and copied it to a tape using AV Cables. :fawk:
     
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    macrovision
     
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    biawokauns New Member

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    mactheripper to rip
    dvd2onex to shrink
    toast to burn
     
  13. verbal

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    You don't even know how to spell illegal.

    Not all DVDs are encrypted. Not to mention I think you're wrong.
     
  14. P07r0457

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    most dvds are encrypted. probably more than 95% of what you find at blockbuster / netflix.

    And I'm not wrong on this... Look it up.
     
  15. Skoles

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    Did you just say "100 quid" and you're from Texas?

    I hope you're either overseas right now or a big fan of TopGear.

    On that note, I have an instructional dvd a guy made himself. I want to rip the dvd & edit the video (color correct, add music, better editing & stuff). Will Mactheripper let me choose the format it saves it as? What would be the preferred format for editing video I want to put back to DVD?

    It looks to have been done on a Hi8 digicam and transferred that way.
     
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    untoastytoast The Glory Days

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    I'm pretty sure mactheripper will only let you rip it as .vob files, if you want to rip it as an actual video, ie an avi/mpg/h.264 file, check out handbrake, it's an awesome free application that lets you do that.
     
  17. EatShoots&Leaves

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    handbrake never worked right for me. It would always crash towards the end.

    I use DVDBackup to copy it from the disc to the HD and use ffmegx to compress/rip it.
     
  18. Milin

    Milin It's Terminal.

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    :rofl: I've been traveling all year. Things get a bit confused sometimes when I switch talking to friends from different countries.
    and yes I do rather like Top Gear :o
     
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    IcyHot4Life Str8 Ballin'

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    :nono: copyright infringement is NOT the same thing as circumventing encryption (and thus breaking the DMCA).
     
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    IcyHot4Life Str8 Ballin'

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    from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macrovision:

    United States fair use law as interpreted in the decision over Betamax (Sony Corp. v. Universal City Studios) dictates that one is fully within their legal rights to copy videos they own, however the legality has changed somewhat with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. In the US starting on April 26, 2002, no VCR may be manufactured or imported which does not contain the Automatic Gain Control circuitry (which makes VCRs vulnerable to Macrovision); this is contained in title 17, section 1201(k) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. There are a number of older VCR models that are not affected by Macrovision.

    Furthermore, starting on October 26, 2001, the sale, purchase, or manufacture of any device that disables Macrovision copy prevention will be illegal under section 1201(a) of the same act. However, the constitutionality of many of the Act's provisions is under debate.
     
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    just another reason to show you how fucking stupid the DMCA is, as professional-grade VCRs (e.g. pro S-VHS rigs) are able to "circumvent" Macrovision by not implementing automatic gain control.
     
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    illegal nonetheless... And as someone pointed out in another thread, people HAVE been arrested and charged criminally for it.
     
  23. Milin

    Milin It's Terminal.

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    how about a way to make my superdrive region free?!?

    I travel a lot and need to be able to view both Japanese and American DVD's. It gets really old not being able to use proper software on my machine.

    I guess that is illegal too though right?


    seems like just about anything you do is illegal these days. :sadwavey:
     
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    Not sure if that's legal or not. All these "technicalties" are brought to life because of the few (which is becoming the many, btw) that decide to circumvent them in the first place.
     
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