Backing Up DVD's

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#1

After spending the last few days browsing this site, I had a question come to mind that maybe someone can provide some insight on. I’ve read that when burning a DVD that you should have the proper media and burner but haven’t found anything related to transferring from the ROM drive to the HD. When backing up a DVD to the HD, does the quality of the DVD-ROM drive itself matter and if so, how much of an effect would this have when burning to DVD?


#2

The drive itself should have no effect on the quality of the video. A successful rip will be a perfect digital copy of the information on the disk.

Some drives will rip movies more quickly, but the end result should be the same.


#3

Thanks for the quick reply. My current DVD burner is a POS so I didn’t want to start ripping until the new one came in if the quality of the ROM would cause a problem. Just ordered my new Lite-On yesterday!