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Windows 7: How can I backup my DVDs for quick & easy access?

13 Nov 2009   #1
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 
How can I backup my DVDs for quick & easy access?

I am looking to backup my dvds for quick & easy access on the computer instead of having to search through & load up each one.

What is the easiest way to do this in 7?


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13 Nov 2009   #2
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Copy them all to your HDD and create shortcuts.
No need to browse, just click on the shortcuts.
Am i gettn warm as to what you want?
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13 Nov 2009   #3
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
Copy them all to your HDD and create shortcuts.
No need to browse, just click on the shortcuts.
Am i gettn warm as to what you want?
Yeah but whats the best program in 7 to use to copy them to my HDD?
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13 Nov 2009   #4
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

You dont need a special program to do this... just copy and paste...
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13 Nov 2009   #5
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
You dont need a special program to do this... just copy and paste...
Hmm. Just go into My computer & copy the CDROM icon & paste it where I want? I always thought you needed some type of ripping program?
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13 Nov 2009   #6
Beastie

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

dvd shrink and burn is one way to do it
DVD Shrink - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
i used this to do mine ust tell it to back up and save in folder instead of burning to disk
i have all my dvds on a hard drive and use win 7 media center to view them
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13 Nov 2009   #7
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

That all depends on what type of data you want to copy... you never said... if its music, you can use Windows Media Player to rip it to your hard drive.. if its data, open the cd in windows explorer then copy and paste what you want to backup
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13 Nov 2009   #8
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Beastie View Post
dvd shrink and burn is one way to do it
DVD Shrink - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
i used this to do mine ust tell it to back up and save in folder instead of burning to disk
i have all my dvds on a hard drive and use win 7 media center to view them
Is this dvd shrink better than copy & paste?

I see it compresses & therefore losing quality - something I would be concerned about with higher end movies in HD etc?

And yes they are dvds/movies etc. I'd like them all to be compiled so I can run them through something like WMC or WMV.

I love WMC but I just hate how it takes ever the entire screen & locks your mouse on that program. I have 3 monitors & like to multi task while watching things.
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13 Nov 2009   #9
Beastie

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

most dvds are copy protected so trying to copy and past may not work as i have never tried to do it that way
dvd shrink will work in most cases unless the dvd has some heavy duty copy protectin then you would need another program for that
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13 Nov 2009   #10
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Beastie View Post
most dvds are copy protected so trying to copy and past may not work as i have never tried to do it that way
dvd shrink will work in most cases unless the dvd has some heavy duty copy protectin then you would need another program for that
How much quality is lost with the compression?
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