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14-01-2011, 06:40 PM
I would like a free DVD ripper so I can backup my DVDs. Anyone know of any good ones?

14-01-2011, 07:04 PM
As this subject can border on piracy it might get deleted by the moderators.

Try googling what you want, and include Fab as a keyword. It has sufficient free functions to do all you want and more, although a bit of a sod to learn how to find and use the free features.

14-01-2011, 07:08 PM
Or pay for it like others do :(

14-01-2011, 07:13 PM
Well I do not intend on using it for anything but personal use. Thanks I found what I was looking for, there is a paid one which I could get if free does not do what I require.

14-01-2011, 07:17 PM
If you truly want to make backups you should spend some money...

Having said that, I made a "back up" yesterday of The Castle (the first "backup" I've ever done) to fill an empty 'The Castle' DVD case which we lost the DVD of. (It possibly went to the tip in a dud Philips player.) Daughter bought a new copy of The Castle as a gift for someone and I saw the chance...

So how did I copy it? I used my Probox PBR-500 media player which records component-in. My $1200 Sony DVD player did the playing. ($1200 is what I paid back in 1999. Ouch!)

I'm really pleased with the Probox

Terry Porritt
14-01-2011, 08:00 PM
I have used DVDShrink, it also works with Win7 32 bit.


Edit:It seems to prefer DVD -R disks, I had strife with DVD +R

14-01-2011, 08:55 PM
I use DVDFab HD Decrypter Free edition.

15-01-2011, 09:51 AM
This one should do it today only


15-01-2011, 11:42 AM
Just as I thought.

The program is available for $39, but it will be free for our visitors as a time-limited offer.

16-01-2011, 02:11 PM
Incidentally the paid version of DVDFab includes conversion software (DVD to Mobile) so you can put your own DVDs onto a mobile device through iTunes or w/e software you use, and DVD to File to back-up onto your computer, so I rate it highly for ease of use.
I believe in New Zealand you are entitled to rip your own DVDs into any format as long as it is only for your own personal use. The principle is you have the right to watch what you've paid for however you want.

16-01-2011, 02:41 PM
dvdvideosoft or winxdvdripper

16-01-2011, 03:16 PM
DVD Decrypter is good. It makes an exact copy of the DVD to your hard drive, it also removes region coding.

I've used it to backup my most important dvd's

16-01-2011, 05:09 PM
As this subject can border on piracy it might get deleted by the moderators.

Looks and sounds a bit like doctors without borders at the moment .... :devil

16-01-2011, 06:41 PM
DVD Decrypter gets my vote.

17-01-2011, 10:24 AM
DVD decrypter is no longer updated and doesn't work for everything, same for DVD shrink which I think is the easier to use of the two. Both incidentally work under Win7 64 bit. Another tool is Ripit4me which is just actually a front end for other free tools that simplifies things. (uses DVD decrypter, Vobsub, DVD shrink, and I think 1 other program).

As for having the right to back up your DVD's in New Zealand, heres a quote from consumer:
"So what about DVDs and downloaded movies?

Currently the Copyright Act doesn't allow for you to make copies of movies in the same way as music. This may change in the future but currently making copies of movies as back-ups or to watch on a portable device is illegal.

And movies should only be downloaded from legal online stores."


Many people seem to quote American laws as if they apply here.

17-01-2011, 12:02 PM
Stuff them, I'll back my DVDs up if I want to, especially when the idiots use a really badly designed case which cracks the inside of the DVD.

17-01-2011, 12:08 PM
Just don't publicize the fact :)

20-01-2011, 11:21 PM
Reported :spam