I have been trying to rip DVDs from my hard drive copies of these movies. I do not have the original DVDs from which the movies came. I have them in files on the hard drive. I downloaded Nero 7 Ultra to try to rip my movies to blank DVDs so that I can have more space available on the hard drive, but when I read the directions, I noticed that there was something about using Nero Vision 4, not Nero 7. I think the authors of Nero were saying that Nero Vision is the right application to rip a DVD. Is this correct? I can put the movies into the place (for lack of a better word) where I'm supposed to put them to burn, but the burn icon does not "light up". It stays grayed out. So, I figured I'm doing something wrong. Any ideas about what I might be doing wrong? I thought I was following the directions correctly, but I get stuck at this step.
I just want to have the movies playable on the DVD blanks that I have available. It would also be nice to remove subtitles I don't need and have them play like a regular DVD, with chapters, a menu, etc. I know that I can also copy movies to CD, but I've heard that the quality isn't as good, plus I would be getting just a simple version of the movie. Since this would be a second generation rip, if I burn it to CD (I think it's correct to say that it would be a rerip), I think quality would be lost.
I just know one thing: I thought that when I bought my computer with a DVD burner, that it would rip movies, but I guess I was wrong. The software that came with the computer (Roxio Easy CD/DVD Creator Version 6) does not rip movies, like I thought it would.