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Need Help Ripping DVDs


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I want to be able to rip my DVDs to my computer for backup purposes. My goal is to backup all of my DVDs to my terabyte external hard drive and save them as video files, AVI preferably. I need helping finding a program that will allow me to bypass the security parameters on my DVDs and rip them to my computer, saving them in a video format, not as an ISO or CUE/BIN file. What is the easiest program to use that will allow me to perform the requested operation? When I say easiest, I mean that it require very little input from me and is pretty much a one-step backup procedure. The program can be freeware, shareware, payware, nagware, etc. Freeware is preferred but any type will do. Thanks in advance for any help that you can provide.

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Sean Shaffer
a.k.a. "Spaztastic"

Edited by spaztastic, 27 July 2008 - 01:40 AM.

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I need helping finding a program that will allow me to bypass the security parameters on my DVDs

While not expressly forbidden in the Terms of Use , I'm pretty sure that bypassing security measures on your DVDs is illegal for the purpose of extracting the video from the DVD, and discussion of such would be forbidden by the ToU.

A simple Google search may get you where you need to be.
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It is not illegal to backup your DVDs, as long as you own them. I am making backup copies of my DVDs and I want to back them up into a video file because if my DVD becomes ruined and I must re-burn it to DVD, burning a video file to a DVD has higher quality than burning an ISO or CUE/BIN file to DVD.
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Spaz, I see that you live in the United States. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act, passed in 1998 by the United States Congress, states the following:

(1)(A) No person shall circumvent a technological measure that effectively controls access to a work protected under this title.

(3)(A) to "circumvent a technological measure" means to descramble a scrambled work, to decrypt an encrypted work, or otherwise to avoid, bypass, remove, deactivate, or impair a technological measure, without the authority of the copyright owner;

It is illegal to bypass encryption on a DVD, and you will be unable to receive help on this forum.
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I was not aware of such a law. Last I knew, it was legal to backup DVDs you own. Thanks you for the info, and good job on investigating that matter :)
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No prob. Got hit at work for this: I helped a customer with a certain program that has decryption built into it. Dell Internal reviewed the DellConnect session, and I got hit pretty hard. Whoops. :) :) :)
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