Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/161498/how-to-backup-your-dvd-and-blu-ray-movie-collection/
In this guide, we will show you how to backup your movie collection on to blank DVD and Blu-Ray discs, along with ripping the movie on to your computer if you prefer to keep a digital copy instead.
With DVD Fab once your trial expires it will begin copying encrypted DVDs with the free option of the software, HD Decrypter (I think that is what it is called). It will give you a notice that it is using that function instead. You never have to actually pay to copy encrypted DVDs to your hard disk. Once on hard disk it is a simple burn to a DVD.
Nice article. I use handbrake in linux and windows to convert the DVDs I just copied to hard disk to mp4 so they can be viewed on computer.
Let's say somebody wanted to mess with the advanced settings in Handbrake...does anybody have any advice on what settings would produce a good quality blu-ray rip encoding with Handbrake?
how does one change a Pal format to
How does one change a disc format from PAL to NTSC?
I was wondering if anyone backups their digital collection of movies. I have converted every movie I own to digital and now have about 1TB of movies. Backing it up is quite a chore and seems costly(mirror the drive). Anyone else backup their digital collection?
Or skip all of the "breaking encryption" trouble:
Look for a file called "wnaspi32.dll" on your hard drive. If you do not have it, download a trial version of Nero or some other DVD playing app - and the file will be included. You can also search the internet for copies.
Copy the file to the path: C:\Windows\System32
Now any DVD ripping program (I like to use ImageBurn) will rip ANY DVD no matter what the encryption method is. It simply uses the same .dll library that the system uses to decrypt & play the DVD in the first place - with no hassles as long as it is found in the above path.
Have fun filling up your hard drive!!!
For backup of the collection (and also because use and search over 1000 DVDs and bluerays is a mess), I've make a raid with some 3tb hard disks, and use windows media center and xbmc to browse and play.
But, I would like to have an online backup. Someone use one of that services, for 3 or 4 tbs of data?
Hmmm, actually I have heard that burning data you want to save to DVD's is about as safe as you can get... Oh wait
If you still have the original media and a digital copy, I don't think you need to shell out the money for an online backup.
I haven't tried it before, but doesn't VLC under Linux work if you have the correct library installed? I remember that being in an article here a few months ago. It was about watching DVD's on Linux but doesn't VLC have an option to rip media as well as play it?
well, to do all the work again to put the media to the PC, will take not hours, but days or even weeks.
And if the computer is stolen, perhaps the media can be too. Tha is why an offsite backup sounds good.
Spend the money on AnyDVD and MyMovies and you will be less frustrated and much
happier. Movies stored on WHS2011, viewed with jailbroken ATV2 with ATV Flash.
It is a great setup.
Instead of backing up every movie, I only backed up the ones I consider "irreplaceable", meaning it would be difficult or impossible to replace them if they got corrupted/erased/lost. Basically anything not easily available via Netflix or Redbox.
Can you also use the methods in the article or the suggestions in any of the replies to back up those expensive video games (xBox 360, Wii, Playstation)? No matter how much I nag the kids to take care of the disks, they've ruined several of them. I'd really like to take the originals, copy them, then give the kids the copies to use while I store the originals in a safe place.
Check out AnyDVD's website. I'd buy Game Jackal Pro with lifetime updates if I were in your situation.
i use dvdFab to rip (and bipass) a movie to a dvd. then use handbrake to convert the dvd to mp4 and put it into my collection on my hard drives. i dont even touch the default settings in dvdFab and the only thing i do with handbrake is locate the source and destination. windows media player will playback mp4 so theres no need to install another media player
+1 except for windows media player. I prefer open source software, even on windows. I use VLC Media player.
i never understood why anyone installed other media players on windows unless they're watching .iso's. in linux i get rid of all those media players and install vlc.
If I have a choice of open source software I always go with that. Part of my personal beliefs in regards to Microsoft in general.
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