OK, I'll get this all out front, then you decide if it's illegal. The first time around, a friend purchased a PAL format, region 2 set of DVDs for me as a gift. I found an article that told me how to use VPC to stream the video to a file on my computer, then I used Nero to write the DVDs back out in NTSC, which my DVD player(s) can read and show. And, before I go any further I kept the original PAL DVDs. I made only one set of copies - for me. And, I erased the file(s) from my hard drive. As far as I know, that means the DVDs I'm watching were paid for, and, therefore, not illegal copies.
So, now the problem. The instructions for setting up VPC were for a much earlier version than the one I now have, and they no longer work. Silly me. I thought I could purchase another set of DVDs from Britain and go through the same process - and keep those PAL DVDs and make only one copy. ...but now I can't set up VPC to make the copy! Anyone feel like offering the info for setting up VPC version 1.0.0 to stream the video for me to create a copy?
If you don't feel I'm doing something legal, after all, let me know!
Thanks in advance for any help.