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  1. smg2

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    okay i'm pretty pissed. i wasted an afternoon trying to copy a movie, i have the sony media vaio yada yada. anywho it has all this neat softeware for creating dvd movies but nothing for making copies. did i miss something here? why can't i just copy from one drive to the next?
     
  2. Spasso

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    Most commercial DVD's are protected from unauthorized duplication with copyright encoding. It takes a special (illegal) program to accomplish the task.
     
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  4. bernardo66

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    I've had a few copied for me. However, the decoding process does diminish the quality to a certain extent. Colours aren't as vibrant as on the original and the image does seem to skip/jerk at times.

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but given how inexpensive DVD's are, I wouldn't think that piracy would be that lucrative or that big of an issue.
     
  5. djoex

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    also, as far as i know there are software that do allow you to copy any dvd and are not illegal. Movie studios did forced a company to take their product out of the market, but im sure at best buy you could buy software that would allow you to do what you want.

    I also think piracy is not a big problem with dvds that are already out, the major problem the studios have is with pirated dvds that come out before theirs come out.
     
  6. thecarreaper

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    GOOGLE free software "Any DVD" AND " DVD SHRINK" and for all you copyright crybabies out there, if you already own the movie and make one backup for the kids to watch in the suv or for your use in the laptop on trips, its not illegal. its illegal ( and immoral?) to make multiple copies and sell them or give them away. i dont have any kids, but my best friend has twin boys and a 2 year old. ditto for another friend of mine with 3 kids . they have dvd player thingies in thier suv's and the kids tear up the discs just bieng kids. how many times do you want to buy "Finding Nemo"? thats why the backups are for the kids and the originals stay put away. the compression software will cause a bit of quality loss, but i doubt you or the kids will notice.
     
  7. 285ferrari

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    Scott, Everyone is assuming your trying to copy a motion picture movie. That can be done but expensive and illegal. Now maybe you are trying to copy a movie you took of your kids or something--Thats easier to do. So which is it.
     
  8. smg2

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    i can make and edit dvd movies from the dvdcam but what i'm trying to do is make copies of the kids favorite movies so i have one in the car one in the player and one just in case the kid decides to turn them into fresbies again. not selling or handing out multiples. shoot these movies are older than me, i bought remastered onto dvd movies.

    i talked to my father-in-law who bought the same computer i did only a year ealier, turns out his came with softeware to do what i want to do but sony no longer supplies the softeware.

    now if the companies don't want you making copies why can you by dvd/player burners for you home ET? or did those get pulled from the shelves?

    i did search online and found lots of softeware to make copies, but if its illegal than how can they sell the softeware? you can make VHS copies so what is the difference here?
     
  9. hoffmeister

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    Do a Google search for DVDXCOPY and find a site that sells it...works great. And yes it is LEGAL for making backups of YOUR original DVDs.
     
  10. zan

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    I also use DVDXCOPY, works great to backup my DVD movies.

    Mark
     
  11. Schatten

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    go here: http://www.rita.lt/ look for the guide on the left, as well as links to download all the necessary tools.

    other help can be found at www.vcdhelp.com

    due to the nature of these kinds of subjects, this is all I will offer.
     
  12. Speed Racerette

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    DVD piracy is a $3 billion dollar business in the U.S. alone and a very big issue.
     
  13. 62 250 GTO

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    There's a guy at work who boasted his "riping off" of DVD's, he even sold a few to a client. That was two days ago. I don't think he'll be back.

    I can buy 100 blank DVD's for 15 bucks. I can use a friend's DVD for free. There can be a high rate of profit if you copy a DVD, walk away, come back, switch a new blank in and walk away.... it seems boring to me but people do it.
     
  14. BlueBiturbo

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    It is a HUGE business in Asia.
    People are selling pirated DVDs for $2.50 on the streets. COGS (Cost of Goods Sold) is about $0.8. The profit margin is as high as selling cocaine, and DVD pirates are never jailed. Cops are alway looking the other way. Nice illegal business.
     
  15. hoffmeister

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    Yes, DVD piracy is a huge problem...but I believe the original starter of this thread was asking about available software for copying "Original Already Personally Owned" DVDs for back-up purposes. Which is 100% perfectly legal. Same deal as MP3s...I have 1000's of music cd's that I've bought and collected over the years which I transferred to MP3 and listen to while my Original CD is safely tucked away in its case.
     
  16. bernardo66

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    I stand corrected!
     
  17. GhostRider

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    Making one archival backup copy, of any DVD you own, is perfectly legal. What's jacked up is the act off breaking the encryption goes against the DMCA. Damned if you do, damned if you don't situation. Regardless, it's done all the time, and with free software: http://www.dvddecrypter.com/
     
  18. Schatten

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    Well, according to our lovely legal system, their answer in this matter is, if you want to make a backup copy of it, get the VHS version. Yes, that is the actual answer from the judge several years ago in the DeCSS case.
     

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