DVD backups

nodle

Cheesemonger
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For backing up your (legal) dvds.

AnyDVD works in the background to automatically remove the copy protection of a DVD movie as soon as its inserted into the drive, allowing you then to backup the movie using a DVD backup tool such as CloneDVD and CloneDVD mobile. You can also remove the RPC region code, thereby making the movie region free and viewable on any DVD player and with any DVD player software.AnyDVD is capable of removing unwanted movie features, including subtitles and prohibition messages such as copyright and FBI warnings. It also allows you to launch an external application whenever you insert or remove a disc, or prevent PC-friendly software from automatically launching when you insert a video DVD.

Decryption is not all that AnyDVD offers. You can control the drive speed of your DVD drive, allowing you to reduce the noise level when watching movies on your PC. You can even adjust the display frequency of your monitor for both NTSC and PAL displays.
http://www.slysoft.com/en/anydvd.html
 

nodle

Cheesemonger
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DVD43 is a free decrypter. This site will help you find DVD43 so you don't have to pay money for a decrypter.  At the bottom of this page you will find links to several sites which host DVD43, a list of software that works well with DVD43 and a list of DVD copy review sites in case you are looking for a DVD copy program.
http://www.dvd43.com/
 

LK

It burns when I pee
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I believe I mentioned handbrake to you boarder  :)

If you use the Mac here are the tools I use to legally back up my DVDs:

MacTheRipper - Removes the encryption

Toast - Fit-to-disk compression and burning

Not free...but work nearly 100% of the time. 
 

ndboarder

Bill Gates' Gimp
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I believe I mentioned handbrake to you boarder  :)

If you use the Mac here are the tools I use to legally back up my DVDs:

MacTheRipper - Removes the encryption

Toast - Fit-to-disk compression and burning

Not free...but work nearly 100% of the time. 
You did mention Handbrake... my understanding is that it works great to get your media into formats for other devices, such as an iPod, PS3, PSP, Apple TV, etc.
 

ndboarder

Bill Gates' Gimp
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I wonder how this works for the PSP?
Not sure... i won't be doing it tonight, but i should try it out one day.  From discussion with LK, you should basically just have choose from a drop down to tell it to optimize encoding for a PSP (or any of the other devices) and it will do the rest.  There is also apparently the ability to fine tune the settings.  I think we need more info that just "It does"
 

nodle

Cheesemonger
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I wonder how this works for the PSP?
Not sure... i won't be doing it tonight, but i should try it out one day.  From discussion with LK, you should basically just have choose from a drop down to tell it to optimize encoding for a PSP (or any of the other devices) and it will do the rest.  There is also apparently the ability to fine tune the settings.  I think we need more info that just "It does"
I have used http://www.pspvideo9.com/ It's free and does work good.
 

ndboarder

Bill Gates' Gimp
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I wonder how this works for the PSP?
Not sure... i won't be doing it tonight, but i should try it out one day.  From discussion with LK, you should basically just have choose from a drop down to tell it to optimize encoding for a PSP (or any of the other devices) and it will do the rest.  There is also apparently the ability to fine tune the settings.  I think we need more info that just "It does"
I have used http://www.pspvideo9.com/ It's free and does work good.
That doesn't look too bad... Check out hand brake though.  I haven't tried it, but the advantages are that you can use it on Linux and Mac as well.  Good for nodle's that are trying linux and will soon grow to  :smt007 OS X
 

ndboarder

Bill Gates' Gimp
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Well I had to try out some DVD backups on OS X for the first time last night.  I installed the software that LK had recommended for such as follows:

MacTheRipper - Removes the encryption

Toast - Fit-to-disk compression and burning

These programs work out pretty good.  I'd say MacTheRipper does a good job with handling encryption (not great however), and it is most likely at par or better than DVD shrink (though I haven't used that in quite some time).  AnyDVD is still the best one out there, but that doesn't work on OS X.  So at any rate MTR seemed to remove encyption and ripped the video down to a disk.  One thing that kinda blows is the lack of automation.  It's smart enough to warn you about things, but not to just make the right decision on it's own. (Such as "the disk is RCE1 and you don't have one picked, or 'there is no RCE and you have it picked' -- why doesn't it just fucking pick the right one or turn it off then... also  Delete a VOB with bad sectors or Pad the VOB...)

Toast is pretty slick too... It's pretty much Roxio Studio, but the Mac version (It is a Roxio product)
 
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