Copying and Compressing full dvds to Hard disk?

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#1

Hi, I’m new to the forum…I was hoping for any input in regards to Copying dvds from box sets i have, and compressing them, then transferring them to hard disk. I would like any input on programs to use, best ways of keeping the quality intact etc. I don’t know if its possible but i would like to back up the dvds to hard disk and compress them, yet be able to access special features, subtitle options and so on. Basically, it would be like putting a dvd on hard disk and keeping the space it took to a minimum. I don’t know if that’s a good way would be best way of describing what i’m trying to do.

I appreciate any help!!! I’m really outta my league.

thank you


#2

You want a complete backup, but compressed somewhat eh? Well, you can use DVDRebuilder in Full Backup mode to compress to a 4.3gb sized file if that is small enough for you.

There is a free version of the program that you can download and use. It just doesn’t have many of the options found in the Pro version. The free version is a good introduction to the program though. http://dvd-rb.dvd2go.org/ Use the HC encoder that is included with the program and you will get excellent quality.

DVDRebuilder doesn’t decrypt or rip to the hard drive though. You’ll have to put the full dvd on your hard drive first, then compress. To get the movie on the hard drive I suggest using the free version of DVDFab, called DVDFab HD Decrypter…found here: http://www.dvdfab.com/free.htm Be aware that as you use the free section of DVDFab you will be using up the 30 day trial of the full version of the program, but the free part will continue to work as a decryption/ripping program for you even after the trial expires.


#3

[QUOTE=Kerry56;2133837]You want a complete backup, but compressed somewhat eh? Well, you can use DVDRebuilder in Full Backup mode to compress to a 4.3gb sized file if that is small enough for you.

There is a free version of the program that you can download and use. It just doesn’t have many of the options found in the Pro version. The free version is a good introduction to the program though. http://dvd-rb.dvd2go.org/ Use the HC encoder that is included with the program and you will get excellent quality.

DVDRebuilder doesn’t decrypt or rip to the hard drive though. You’ll have to put the full dvd on your hard drive first, then compress. To get the movie on the hard drive I suggest using the free version of DVDFab, called DVDFab HD Decrypter…found here: http://www.dvdfab.com/free.htm Be aware that as you use the free section of DVDFab you will be using up the 30 day trial of the full version of the program, but the free part will continue to work as a decryption/ripping program for you even after the trial expires.[/QUOTE]

Thank you very much for the Information Sir. Much appreciated.


#4

You sent me a note asking about MagicDVDRipper. If I were you I would not invest anything in that program. If you want an all-in-one decryption/ripping/conversion program buy DVDFab Platinum.

The other good choice for dvd decryption is AnyDVD. The HD version of AnyDVD is the only effective program for decrypting Blu Ray movies, if that is a concern for you now or in the future. It has free lifetime upgrades also. I use AnyDVD in combination with several other programs, like DVDDecrypter, DVDShrink and DVDRebuilder Pro.

As far as playback on the computer, yes, you can playback movies that are stored on the hard drive. As you’ve found out, VLC is one option for this. PowerDVD and WinDVD are two others and another free choice is Media Player Classic.

Post back here in this thread if you have more questions.