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Windows DVD Backups

Discussion in 'Software' started by deathtaker27, 28 Jan 2012.

  1. deathtaker27

    deathtaker27 #noob

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    Hi everyone

    Before you ask I did search the forums, but mainly all I saw was recomendations to change them into an ISO format.

    The Question:

    I would like to copy my DVD collections onto my media PC for backup purposes, however I would like it to be recognised by windows media Centre so I dont have to keep changing dvds, just be able to select it from the list.

    It would be a bonus if I could still have the ability to select language and subtitles as this is something which i enjoy doing.

    The budget:

    For the software, I would prefer it to be free however if I do need to spend a little I will, but I'm not likely to spend a lot of money on this.

    For storage space, I have loads already so this is not an issue for me.

    For everyone who reads this and helps Thank you for your posts and suggestions

    Kind Regards

    DT.
     
  2. Jehla

    Jehla Member

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    Magic DvD ripper is pretty competent and straightforward, though you have to rip to AVI if you want to keep 5.1. It's about £20 though.

    Slightly off topic but if ACTA passes these types of software are going to be screwed if I understood the news correctly.
     
  3. smc8788

    smc8788 ...at least I have chicken

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    I use AnyDVD (not free) and rip them to MKV format using Handbrake (free). It allows you to keep the uncompressed 5.1 audio and subtitles, as well as being indistinguishable from the original DVD in terms of picture quality when using a half decent bit rate, all at about a quarter the size of a straight rip of the DVD.
     
  4. adam_bagpuss

    adam_bagpuss Have you tried turning it off/on ?

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    +1 SMC

    i use DVDfab + Handbrake to convert all my DVDs and soon to be filed in my sexy new XBMC build !!! along with all my music
     

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