Okay, I've been lurking for awhile and I have a few holes in what I think need to get started. Also, let me tell you I'm living in Japan now I don't really speak/read the language, so my abilty to get what I want while shopping is also limited. (If I have smthg specific, I can show people and that usually works.)
My HD recently got full (the ability to rent CDs can be dangerous), and I want to "back up" my DVDs anyways. So, I've downloaded the following. (I run WinXP SP2 on a Dell laptop)
DVD region killer (only 4 changes left)
DVD Decryptor - to get around protected disks and put them onto my HD
What free copy program should I use?
I'd shell out $ for it, but for some reason it's hard to use my credit cards form here. (I tried to buy/download DVD Fab Platinum, but it kept rejecting all my credit cards saying that the info was entered wrong [it wasn't, I tried like 4 times]-I know they're good, maybe because the billing addresses are still in the US and I'm ordering from Japan?? )
I also will be buying a DVD burner this weekend (Probably the NEC 2500 or something, this is Japan). I hear the external case is important; what should I get? Should the store know? Any hints on media? (yes I know, I'll get over to the NEC Forum)
I don't know, I feel like there's something else I should be considering. Where are the holes? Help me (and others) media gods...