There are several methods to copy, or "rip," a DVD to computer. If the disc is homemade, simply copying the contents of the DVD and then pasting them into the desired folder on the computer's hard drive can work. If the DVD is protected by copyright, transferring it may require the use of a video transcoder.Know More
Handbrake is one of the more popular video transcoding programs. It is a free app that is available for Mac, Windows and Linux operating systems. As well as ripping simple DVDs to HDD, Handbrake is capable of converting .bin files to a variety of formats that are compatible with portable devices such as tablets and smartphones. By default, Handbrake can rip and convert unprotected DVDs, but requires the installation of libdvdcss.dll, an open-source library for CSS-encrypted DVDs, if the disc is copy-protected. The copied DVD can be viewed through a compatible player or by converting the ripped .bin files to a device-compatible format.
Most commercial DVDs are protected to prevent copyright infringement. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act stops people from duplicating a copyrighted work by banning circumventing of encryption. While the duplication and distribution of copyrighted material are illegal, the Library of Congress allows end-users to copy a small portion of any DVD for fair-use criticism and commentary.Learn More
You must use a third-party program to create an ISO from a DVD in Windows 7. Though Microsoft does not offer this feature by default in the operating system, you can install a free ISO program from the Web. A variety of these programs exist online; however, this step-by-step guide uses Free ISO Creator as an example.Full Answer >
A problem with a DVD player not ejecting a DVD can be solved by disconnecting the power cord, sticking a pin into the "eject" slot and then pushing it to the left. The disc tray will pop open immediately, allowing the user to retrieve the DVD.Full Answer >
There are several ways to transfer the contents of a VHS tape onto a DVD, including the use of a VHS-DVD combo recorder. Two other methods involve using separate VHS and DVD players or choosing a paid service that deals in VHS-DVD conversions. The limited life span of VHS tapes is inevitably tied to how long the casing and magnetic tape that contain the video can last.Full Answer >
As little as one stamp is required to mail a DVD without a case. If a case or other packaging material is included in the mailer, the price rises.Full Answer >