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Hi all,
I will soon be going on TV for a show called Tricky TV. I will be recording the show onto a DVD but want to know how to save it to my computer from that disc. Anyone know?
Thanks,
Ste.
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If it has no extra copy protection, which it sounds like it won't, then simply copy the files to a directory on your hard drive - they will copy just fine with no copy protection.
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Thanks Marvello, I will try it with something of the TV tonight.
Ste.
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You will need to download a DVD ripper driver. There are many available as shareware. Just do a search. It will depend on what type of file (.mvp, etc.) that you want to use.
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On 2006-10-02 10:56, LeeDillingham wrote:
You will need to download a DVD ripper driver. There are many available as shareware. Just do a search. It will depend on what type of file (.mvp, etc.) that you want to use.
Not to copy the raw files. The only reason you would need a ripper is to copy from a commercial DVD with encryption or copy protection, or to convert to another format. If it is not encoded then simply dragging and copying to the hard drive will work fine.
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Thanks, but for some reason it still will not let me save to the hard drive?
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Stephen Williams
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I have done it! I used some thing called Magic DVD ripper.
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Ste
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Certain irony is using "Magic DVD Ripper" to rip a magic DVD! Smile
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So do you have to rip the DVD to have it saved onto my PC and able to email?

Thanks.
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How long does the "Magic DVD Ripper" free trial version last?

Mark.
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If anyone is on a Mac, MpegStream is a free program that works wonders. I use it in normal production (clients often send video footage of their shows on DVD).

You can mark in and out points (to just save parts of a video) or bring in the entire video. Plus it will save it in any format you have on your system. For me, that would be any Quicktime variation, Mpg or many others.

Note: it does NOT rip encrypted DVDs. But any DVD you record yourself will be unencrypted.

Scott
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On 2007-11-13 18:55, ScottRSullivan wrote:
Note: it does NOT rip encrypted DVDs. But any DVD you record yourself will be unencrypted.

I'm not sure if there's a difference between "encryption" and "copy protection" or not, but there are some broadcast shows which are copy protected. You can record them on a DVR, but can't copy them from the DVR to a DVD (& presumably, not to a computer either, though I've never tried to pipe the DVR output into my computer's input). HBO does this, and I've run into it on some other shows as well.
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Ok, you got me! Technically, all DVDs are encrypted (using the Mpeg2 codec). Not all are copy protected. I should have been more specific. So here are the bare bones:

Commercial DVDs use Macromedia copy protection (expensive) with an encrypted key to prevent unauthorized copying. MpegStream will not work on these.

Home made DVDs using either a set-top DVD recorder (like from Best Buy) or made from a DVD-R (or DVD+R, etc) on a computer can be copied.


Or you can do the "color" test. Look at the burned surface of the DVD. Though there are exceptions, typically:

Silver can't be copied.
Purple can be copied.

Scott

P.S.
The above descriptions are discussing the TECHNICAL ability to copy a DVD. There are many DVDs made on computers that can technically be copied due to lack of physical copy protection but are STILL protected legally. So please respect the legal copyrights.
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