how can there be retail software that copies movies?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by cgm707, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. cgm707 macrumors member

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    I would like to copy portions of DVD movies that I own, to create a custom DVD. Before I spend money on a product that says it can do this, I am just wondering how they do this is the movies are supposed to be copyrighted or copy proof?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    They may be copyrighted, but they're not copy-proof. You don't have to spend money, either. You can rip DVDs with Handbrake.
     
  3. cgm707 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks very much for the reply. So, any software for DVD copying should work, I guess. I will take a look at Handbrake. Thanks for the referral, GGJstudios.
     
  4. Prodo123 macrumors 68020

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    Hell, you can even use Disk Utility to rip a DVD.
     
  5. MOKHAN macrumors 6502

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    heck! you could buy them already ripped at asian supermarkets!!
     
  6. Risasi macrumors 6502

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    With the advent of DMCA, it's technically illegal to rip your own movies, because you're circumventing encryption. But it's not theoretically illegal to make a backup copy of your own media. So it's this weird catch-22.
    I think a viable business is to mail your DVD's to some place like Holland, have them decrypt and rip your DVD's for you making a backup copy, then mail back to you your DVD and a decrypted file copy of the DVD. At least that's what I do with mine...that's the ticket. I have someone in Holland making backup copies of my DVD's for me. ;)


    The whole thing is FUBAR, reminds me of this scene about hash:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIk-xp3F3kI&feature=related
     

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