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Is there a trick to copying a DVD to your PC?

  • 19-07-2004 4:23pm
    Closed Accounts Posts: 1,166 ✭✭✭


    I want to copy one of my DVD's to my PC, but I'm getting file read errors etc. The DVD plays fine.

    Is there a trick to copying a DVD to a PC?



  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,322 ✭✭✭Repli

    If you just want .iso files (theyll be pretty big 4-8gb) then use dvd decrypter to copy them to your pc. If you want to copy the movie you'll need a divx encoder or something similar too. for everything you need.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,166 ✭✭✭Johnny Versace

    Thank you repli.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 28,128 ✭✭✭✭Mossy Monk

    dr divx and dvd decrypter are your friends. no trick just takes an age to make .avi files

    they are usually about 800MB to 1 gig in size

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,317 ✭✭✭Chalk

    if you just want to copy the movie - minus menus / alt. soundtracks

    you can use dvdshrink -
    to copy the movie , strip out the extras and make it a bit smaler in the process
    its designed for backing up your dvd9s to dvd5
    but is a lot quicker than the 4 to 5 hrs for an xvid encode

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 16,713 ✭✭✭✭jor el

    Most DVD drives in computers are more sensitive than standalone DVD players, hence a bad DVD may play on the standalone drive but not on the computer (or be read on the computer). If you can play it on the PC though you should be able to use the above methods to read the vobs.

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,669 ✭✭✭DMT

    Hocus Pocus DVD Shrinker is teh win...

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,842 ✭✭✭steveland?

    I used that dvd shrinker thing but is there a way to convert it into a .avi file or whatever so you can back them up on a cd-r as opposed to a dvd-r

  • Subscribers Posts: 9,716 ✭✭✭CuLT

    Repli solved everyones problems with the first reply.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,004 ✭✭✭mad m

    try main concept.....and instead of dvd shrink try smart ripper which i find good,just goto backup files and browse where ur putting it and press start....rips it onto ur HD,but ull have to shrink it if u want to fit it back onto a dvd......but have a go at main concept u can download it for free trial