Hi to All,
sorry for a bit long long post but please bear with me… I’m newbe here and dummy on top so double fool :o
I spent good 8 hours over the last 3 days going thru the tons of great info in the forum and … it’s too much for newbe dummies. Even the forum for newbies is too difficult for some dummies like me in places
Anyway, here are some questions I have that I was not able to find simple asnwers to that I believe may be useful for other newbies, too (to moderator - feel free to move it to the newbies forum if appropriate).
Is encryption the same as copy protections when we speak about DVDs? (in my world those are 2 different and separate things)
Is region code a form of encryption or it’s something else?
What means to rip a movie?
a/ make a 1:1 copy on HDD (create audio and video ts directories with content)
b/ make .iso file on HDD
c/ make .mds file on HDD
What is the sequence of steps to make a DVD movie backup copy. I mean the logical steps, not which software(s) are used. Something like:
a/ 1. rip 2. burn (I guess this would be the simplest case with single layer DVD and no encry/protections)
b/ 1. rip 2. decrypt 3. split 4. remove unwanted content 5. burn
Which tools / software COULD be (not which is the best - I know that it is a tricky question) used for each step. Like to rip you can use XYZ, to decrypt you can use KLM, and so on. In the posts many members refer to the same tool for various purposes. Very confusing for dummies.
What could be the variations / restrictions in the copy steps? Like always decrypt first in case of encrypted DVD then do evrything else. Or never do split before removing unwanted content (previews, add’l audio/subtitles, …). Or those 2 can be in any sequence.
I ran into problems when my wife asked me to make a copy of her fitness DVDs that she uses daily and was afraid to damage. I copies the first one using the first free software found on internet (grab & burn) with no problems in 20 minutes. The second one failed during copy to HDD after 1%. I guess I was lucky and the first one did not have any protection. Then I came across this forum and got overwhelmed with so much new information that I know that I know nothing right now.
Thanks and HAPPY NEW YEAR to All!!!