DVD Backup???

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  1. Falleron macrumors 68000

    Falleron

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    A couple of months ago I bought Notting Hill on DVD. I have leant it to various people + it has got scratched! Anyway, it works fine at the moment, but I want to make a backup of it. How do I do it? Is there a simple tool that will let me do that? I am looking for a simple solution!
     
  2. Chisholm macrumors regular

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    Re: DVD Backup???

    I don't think you're granted permission to make a backup copy when you buy the DVD.
     
  3. Falleron thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Really, I thought it was ok if you own the original (which I do).
     
  4. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Do you actually care? :confused: ;)
     
  5. blackpeter macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly! I don't know how we got sidetracked with legalities...

    Has anyone made a copy of a DVD and how do you do it? I'd consider buying a burner if one could do this.
     
  6. Falleron thread starter macrumors 68000

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  7. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Are you talking about file DVDBackup? because I just downloaded this and extracted it fine. :D
     
  8. Falleron thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I did try dvd backup + it did extract ok. However, I had no idea which files to select (I only selected a few - the result, it did not work) - you dont need quite a bit of the stuff on the dvd - subtitles, other languages etc. Anyway, I want to go one step further + convert the audio + video into a smaller format. Then, I can put the video onto CD. To do that, I want to use some of the other tools - eg. dvdextractor
     
  9. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    hehehehe, so your moving away from a DVD 'backup', to ripping VCD's/SVCD's etc from the origional DVD's :D ;) :p
     
  10. Falleron thread starter macrumors 68000

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    The thing is, I dont want to have to buy lots of DVD-r media. CD's are a lot cheaper. Ok, I only need backup one film, so its probably not worth it. I am just interested to know how its done.
     
  11. ryme4reson macrumors 6502

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    DVD backup

    I just download DVD backup, and it saves the entire DVD to your HD. I copied the Sopranos CD and it is approx 350MB in size, where the dvd was around 7Gigs. I played it and it works great.
    Very simple operation, takes about 20 mins on a 933, 1.28Gigs of Ram, and Superdrive with other apps going. here is the link, download DVDBackup1.2. Then follow directions. You want ALL of the files on the DVD, just select the DVD and thats it. http://www.wormintheapple.gr/macdvd/download.html#DVDCopy
     
  12. Falleron thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Are you sure it copied the entire film? I have DVDBackup on my machine already, I'll give it a go.
     
  13. ryme4reson macrumors 6502

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    Are you sure it copied the entire film? I have DVDBackup on my machine already, I'll

    No, I didnt sit there and watch the entire movie, but I was flipping from chapter to chapter and everything looked good.
     
  14. Falleron thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I just tried DVD Backup + the created movie plays fine. However, it is 6Gb + therefore is not compressing it at all.
     

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