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How do I copy DVD's onto DVD-R's using my computer?

Asked by AriellaCG (67points) December 30th, 2006
I have some DVD's that I want to copy, but have no idea how to copy them onto 1 disc
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ben's avatar
Are you using mac or pc?
andrew's avatar
To make legal backups of dvd's you own, you can search "dvd rip windows tutorial" on google. Of course, making copies of DVD's you don't own is illegal.
ben's avatar
(And some believe that there's no such thing as a "legal backup" because it requires breaking the dvd encryption, which the MPAA disapproves of, but I'm not sure what the court has said)
ben's avatar
But yeah, like andrew said, you'll need some 3rd party software, and I don't think there's any free stuff (but I could be wrong)
andrew's avatar
I had to rip some dvd's that I owned copyright too (a video project and video for my reel), so there are legal uses for ripping dvds
andrew's avatar
There are free utiilties for PC. I've used them. Just not recently.
AriellaCG's avatar
I guess if it's a copy of a DVD that I bought, and it's for me to use and not distribute, it's ehh o.k.
andrew's avatar
There are tutorials floating around the 'net, but it's pretty complicated. You could also go to Best Buy and get a commercial program that will automate it.
samkusnetz's avatar
on a macintosh, the best software to use to copy dvd material to the computer is called "mac the ripper", which will create a folder on your computer which can be burned back to dvd by the built-in disc burning software.
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