Quick question on Handbrake and encryption

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by 1quick1, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. 1quick1 macrumors member

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    Hey everyone, just a quick question. I haven't moved my DVD's to digital format in a while.

    Handbrake will convert DVD's to digital files but won't decrypt. Are all of the DVD's encrypted these days or can I take my DVD's and use handbrake to convert them to digital files to be viewed on my laptop and used as backups?

    Thanks
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Video DVDs are already digital, as they use files to store information on them.
    Btw, Handbrake needs VLC Player to properly circumvent the copy-protection-scheme on a video DVD, therefore Handbrake can "decrypt" the video DVDs, as almost all (99,99%) of the commercial video DVDs employ some kind of copy-protection-scheme (what you call "encryption").

     
  3. 1quick1 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the link. Exactly what I was looking for.
     

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