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Advice re copying DVD to laptop hard drive.

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7y, 1w agoPosted 7 years, 1 week ago
I plan to copy some of my DVD's to my laptop HD to watch when on the move. (The stuff I plan to copy is old classics TV stuff like Blackadder & Men Behaving Badly).

I usually use AnyDVD & Handbrake to convert for my phone / MP4 player and am wondering if this is the best software to use.

I'm also not sure about the best way to go about this as in:

- Software
- Settings
- How much space on the HD it might take up.
- will I be retaining all the DVD i.e menus, special features or just the episodes.

My laptop has a fair sized HD (500gb) so although space isnt tight I would like to get a good space used / quality balance.

Cheers for any advice.
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7y, 1w agoPosted 7 years, 1 week ago

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dvdshrink :thumbsup:

you can decide how much space you want the movie to use, what extras you want etc, its a great program :)
Although I used to love DVD shrink, since most titles from 2007 onwards have a copy protection it can't process, I now use DVDfab platinum, as it offers the most options and is easiest to use .
Cheers - will give DVD Shrink a bash - copy protection should be taken care of by running AnyDVD first.
You can rip dvd's with VLC
Ended up just ripping to an ISO image with AnyDVD.

The ISO's are a fair size but I'm happier with the quality - I suppose reducing the quality of an old 80`s series wasnt ever going to give me a great results.
A typical DVD will be just under 4GB so will eat up your HD space . Why dont you rip your DVD's and then divx or xvid them ? this will bring them down to under 1GB in size [ typically 850mb] . There still acceptable in terms of picture quality and you can use VLC to view them .
I did this to quite few of my DVD'd for the holidays and put them on my Asus.

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