How do I copy the DVD’s I own to a hard drive and then play them from the hard drive?

Welcome to the forum bobjen

Please look through the sections of the forum on Movie Copy and Copy Protection.

This will get you started in the right direction.

Welcome to the forum bobjen. Generally speaking [B]‘HELP!’[/B] is not a real good thread title. Most people starting threads an forums are, well, looking for [B]‘HELP!’[/B]. Probably the easiest way is to rip the DVDs to your hard drive using DVD Fab HD Decrypter as an ‘ISO’ file then play them back using VLC player. At least that’s what I’d use.