DVDSHRINK to get DVD on to "Single layer" 4.7 GB DVD
(You can leave DVD's as full "un-shrunk" ISO's of 7.9 GB etc if you want -- you don't have to SHRINK the DVD - but in general all I want on a DVD is just the movie not all the extra features etc etc).
This will call DVD Decrypter to "De regionalize" and decrypt the DVD
You can either make an ISO (also saveable to HDD and use somethng like Alcohol 52% - FREE to mount it and play it) or burn to a backup "Ordinary DVD" or save as files.
If you use RipIT4ME this program calls both DVDSHRINK and DVDDECRYPTER so you can easily backup your DVD's.
DVDSHRINK gives you rip choice options -- I find even when played back on a full upscaling DVD player and a 40 inch LCD TV the quality is fine.
I save the DVD's as ISO's on a portable USB HDD. If I want to play it on the TV then I burn the ISO on to a DVD +RW DVD. Works fine.
However with Virtual mount (Alcohol 52%) I'm looking at STREAMING the Video to the TV so I don't need to bother any more with physical DVD's.
Note this doesn't work for BLU RAY -- encryption still too complex but IMO the difference between BLU RAY and a fully upscalable 1080p isn't worth the extra investment in gear and yet another medium.
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