DVD's and computers..anyway to play dvd's bye downloading them

By i_need_answers ยท 4 replies
Dec 31, 2004
  1. Hi I own about 125 misc. dvds and need to back them up and i just bought a 160gb hard drive $30 so I thought i would back some of them up. so I stuck the dvd into the dvd drive on my computer and then did windows explorer and hghlighted all the files on the dvds then sent them to my hard drive but after the file transfer I still can't figure out how to download dvd's to my computer and watch them without the dvd. Is there some trick to this? I've expiremented with dvd rippers but they don'y work so good. are they the only way to download dvd's that you already own to your computer?

    Thanks alot
  2. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Rippers are the only way with encrypted DVDs. You should be able to copy unencrypted discs with Windows Explorer directly.
  3. i_need_answers

    i_need_answers TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 76

    k thanks

    How will I know if A DVD is encrypted?
    and thanks for your help.
  4. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    If you try to copy it and it doesn't play off your HDD then it is encrypted. And generally any new movie you get will WILL be encrypted. So you'll need to do more than just copy it to the HDD.
  5. i_need_answers

    i_need_answers TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 76


    k thanks guys for ur help
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