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Copying DVD to a Hard drive?

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August 15, 2007 11:35:49 PM

I cannot seem to find what I am looking for in the search. If it is on here I am sorry for reposting. Ok this is what I want to do. I want to set up a computer that has all my DVDs burned to the hard drive. I will than have a few computers staggered around the house to play those from the server. The question is is there a program i need to copy the DVDs to a hard drive to be able to use them? I was looking at a few pakages like Nero and the one Roxio makes, but said it won't copy protected DVDs.

On a side note, what OS would you recommend. I was thinking XP media center or Vista Home Premium. I need something easy on the spouse factor. Also would I need the media center/OS on all the computers or just the one doing the veiwing?

Thanks

Darrell

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August 16, 2007 12:37:37 AM

DVD Shrink is alright I guess. You may want to compress them aswell as the files will be quite large if you do just a straight dump to the drive.

SmartRipper is another one.
August 20, 2007 2:27:58 AM

XP Pro. And get xilisoft dvd ripper. key is easily found.

Convert to something windows movie maker can work with, then convert to the size you like.

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November 19, 2007 11:39:41 PM

DVD Shrink is good. I tried it once and felt good. However, be sure that your computer is up to the requirement and can be idled for several hours... I ran other software while doing the conversion, and failed...
November 23, 2007 2:21:03 PM

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XP Pro


Why XP?
November 23, 2007 5:13:59 PM

I use alcohol 120 and love it, copy all my discs to my hdd in .iso format.
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