Corey07850 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2528 posts, RR: 5 Posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1300 times:
I always hear of people who have hundreds of DVD's on file after downloading them online... Where do you people go to do this??? I have a new laptop with a DVD burner and it's pretty much useless as I can't copy one DVD to a blank cd.
Nighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5182 posts, RR: 33
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1207 times:
if you want to copy a DVD, you need to use a special "ripping" program, as the DVD is often encoded. A quick google search reveals http://www.mrbass.org/dvdrip/
Search for "ripping a dvd" for other programs.
Once you have extracted the contents to your hard disk you can burn it onto a DVD. You cannot use a normal CD as it simply wont fit.
Note that this should only be used to copy a DVD which you own the copyright for, or which you have been given permission from the owner to copy. Otherwise this would be illegal and you could face a hefty fine.