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slofox
01-08-2008, 06:46 PM
Hope this is not a repost but search has not helped.

I want to copy some home DVD movie footage to PC. Any suggestions on good software for the job? Preferably FREE and EASY and IDIOTPROOF and not too huge a file.....:thanks

jwil1
01-08-2008, 07:11 PM
Magic DVD Ripper (http://www.magicdvdripper.com/) will rip DVD+/-R's, but not RWs.

When you run the program, select 'Original MPEG2 (http://www.imagef1.net.nz/files/magicdvdripper.jpg)' for the fastest possible rip, without losing any quality.

You get five free rips before you are forced to pay for it.

Keep in mind, however, that ripping a commercial DVD using this or any other program is not legal.

Trev
01-08-2008, 07:18 PM
Magic DVD Ripper (http://www.magicdvdripper.com/) will rip DVD+/-R's, but not RWs.

When you run the program, select 'Original MPEG2 (http://www.imagef1.net.nz/files/magicdvdripper.jpg)' for the fastest possible rip, without losing any quality.

You get five free rips before you are forced to pay for it.

Keep in mind, however, that ripping a commercial DVD using this or any other program is not legal.
He dose not need a ripper. He just wants to copy home DVD movies to his PC. Please read post properly.
:)

Trev
01-08-2008, 07:22 PM
You could download the free trial version of Nero 8. It lasts for 15 days.
http://www.nero.com/ena/downloads-nero8-trial.php
:)

Speedy Gonzales
01-08-2008, 07:28 PM
If you've got a DV cam with firewire, use Moviemaker.

Just make sure your hdd is formatted in NTFS

jwil1
01-08-2008, 08:19 PM
If it's on a DVD (that will only go in a PC DVD drive - not their camera) I would consider getting a free ripper the easiest and most foolproof way, but that's just my opinion... :)

Otherwise Speedy's suggestion is the best IMO.

slofox
01-08-2008, 10:30 PM
Thanks for the replies so far.

OK let's clarify a few things here.....

1. This is NOT a commercial DVD - it is, as I said in my first post, some home video that has been presented to me on a DVD.

2. It IS on a DVD - a DVD+R to be precise - no camera or anything else, just the disk.

3. I want to copy from the DVD to the PC's hard drive.

Hope this helps. Thanks again.

Speedy Gonzales
01-08-2008, 10:39 PM
Well if its not protected or anything, just copy and paste whats on the dvd to a folder on the hdd

slofox
01-08-2008, 11:02 PM
errrr yeah, hey I didn't think of that......duhhhhhhh. Thanks, will see what happens.....

slofox
02-08-2008, 11:42 AM
Well that was easy - as you said Speedy, just a matter of dragging and dropping the file......why didn't I think of that? 0/10 for brain awarded to me.....:groan:

Speedy Gonzales
02-08-2008, 11:44 AM
lol good to hear it copied OK :banana

beetle
02-08-2008, 02:51 PM
well done

sometimes its the most simplest of solutions that escape us at the time........ and we just need reminding sometimes.

beetle :)