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Windows 7: Older movies on DVD

05 Sep 2016   #1
CJW

7 Pro. 64Bit w/SP1
 
 
Older movies on DVD

I was wondering if anyone knows how to digitize older movies to watch on the computer?

What I would like to do is take my older movies on DVD, ones put out long before we had Digital Copies from the studios, & digitize them to the computer so I can watch them w/o the physical DVD.
I know how to make .iso files & mount those, but how do I digitize a DVD so I can just open it in VLC/another player w/o having to mount it?


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05 Sep 2016   #2
Eric3742

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Refer to this rule:

http://www.sevenforums.com/misc.php?do=showrules

4) No piracy or discussion of piracy allowed at all. Such as software, music, videos and other intellectual property violations (e.g. downloading youtube videos locally etc).
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05 Sep 2016   #3
sml156

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601
 
 

If the DVD has some form of DRM (note 1) you will not be able to convert it to another format without treading into illegal territory, Unless you live in a country that allows you to make backups of DVD's that you have bought and paid for.

With that said you can use VLC to convert non DRM DVD's to MP4
How To Rip DVDs with VLC

You could use 7-Zip to de-compress the ISO to a folder, And again if it has DRM you more than likely wont be able to play it.

If you are using Windows Media Center this post from SevenForums may help.
Run DVD Movies from HD? (WMP or WMC)

More links from SevenForums
http://www.sevenforums.com/gtsearch....+DVDs+with+VLC


note 1:
Digital rights management (DRM) is a systematic approach to copyright protection for digital media. The purpose of DRM is to prevent unauthorized redistribution of digital media and restrict the ways consumers can copy content they've purchased.
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05 Sep 2016   #4
CJW

7 Pro. 64Bit w/SP1
 
 

I understand what both of you are saying about copyright & piracy. But this is not what I am aiming for.

I want to take my own, store bought DVD's from years ago & digitize them to my own computer so I don't have to use the discs whenever I want to watch the movie; some of which I have a hard time finding on DVD nowadays. I've had a few movies get scratched-up because of the inserting, playing & ejecting of the physical DVDs; although I always take the best care I can when handling the discs.
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05 Sep 2016   #5
sml156

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601
 
 

I gave you a couple of ways also I gave you some links did you read them.
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05 Sep 2016   #6
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

CJW, others can correct me, however, I thought "fair use" of owned DVDs includes the making of one backup copy per owned DVD; as long as said backup copies never leave the premises, the spirit, also, of the copyright/trademark laws are being adhered to.
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06 Sep 2016   #7
sml156

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
CJW, others can correct me, however, I thought "fair use" of owned DVDs include the making of one backup copy per owned DVD; as long as said backup copies never leave the premises, the spirit, also, of the copyright/trademark laws are being adhered to.
DRM forces paying customers that want a backup to break the law by using software to bypass the DRM on DVD's that they legally own.
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06 Sep 2016   #8
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sml156 View Post
DRM forces paying customers that want a backup to break the law by using software to bypass the DRM on DVD's that they legally own.
Well, I've always made a backup copy of my owned audio music, and privately used backup copies in cd players. If one gets scratched or broke, it is not the original, only the privately used backup copy. Movies? Another real tough one! Very few can be backed up, all others cannot.
Digitizing movies? Well, some time ago Walmart and VUDU worked out a deal in which store-bought DVDs [didn't matter what stores] were converted into the VUDU Cloud -- ?Walmart kept and "vaulted" the VUDU'd originals?
DRM, like Microsoft, allows a conversion, not a copy. Microsoft allows a move, a transfer, from one computer to another computer; ?DRM allows a conversion, if the original source is made to exist no more?
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