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    Digitising my DVD Collection

    Hi
    I'm starting to play around with the concept of digitising my DVD collection, I've been playing around with Win X DVD ripper...
    To be honest I'm getting overwhelmed by the sheer number of formats available...
    What I want to be able to do is play a digital copy from my PC to my 32" HD TV and have a reasonable viewing experience...
    Any suggestions regarding file formats, rip rates, or other software (pay or free) to use...
    This is only ripping the DVD's I already have (I'm not a downloader).....

    Last edited by aeonf242; 25-11-2009 at 09:32 PM.

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    Re: Digitising my DVD Collection

    Still illegal....
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    Re: Digitising my DVD Collection

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    Still illegal....
    fair enough....but I'll leave that for my lawyer....I don't think discussing the theory of it is taboo

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    Re: Digitising my DVD Collection

    I think it is forbidden on hexus sadly
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    Re: Digitising my DVD Collection

    Fairy Nuff :-)
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    Re: Digitising my DVD Collection

    I hate this situation.

    It is, as far as we know, still illegal ... in the UK.

    In my opinion, what you're suggesting aeon, is entirely morally defensible. It's also commonplace as hell, and no more illegal than buying a CD then putting it on your MP3 player. It is, in my view, an entirely reasonable thing to do when you've bought discs. It also seems to be something that record and movie companies don't seriously object to, because they too seem to think it's morally reasonable.

    And this is why I hate it .... I can't see how what you want to do is wrong .... just technically illegal.

    The law needs to change on this, and there are certainly proposals on a government review on IP a couple of years back that it should, making this type of format sifting legal. Roll on the day.

    Meantime, format is right on both counts :-

    - we don't allow it, and
    - "sadly". I wish it were different, but ....

    Reluctantly, therefore ..... closed.



    PS. IF you, aeon, or anyone else, wants to discuss the rights and wrongs of this, or even a bit more of an explanation of our policy, go ahead and open a thread about that, but we draw the line at how to do these things.

    Of course, if the material you wanted to digitise were not someone else's IP, it'd be different. If they were your own video footage, maybe shot on a DVD-based camera and you therefore had the IP, you could legally do what you want. If it were your wedding video (not professionally shot, because that's be copyright protected), it'd probably be different. But for commercial DVDs, its' a no-go here I'm afraid.

    I'd like to say that if that were the case, PM me and I'll reopen this but your first post makes it pretty clear you don't mean that, so doing so would really be tantamount to me instructing you how to effectively break the law and I won't do that. Sorry.

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