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DVD storage on PC

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by Jonolomu, Jun 19, 2006.

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  1. Jonolomu

    Jonolomu Thread Starter

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    Hey, i was just wondering if there was any way to save a dvd on a computer, so that it is accessed as a dvd, and not a video file. If this sounds odd, what i want to accomplish is that i can store all my DVD's on my media center computer, and view them on my television with full DVD functionality, i.e. the computer sees the file as a physical DVD in the dvd drive, however it is actually stored on the hard drive.

    I hope i have explained this accuratly, and it is not too confusing.

    Thanks for any help
     
  2. cwwozniak

    cwwozniak Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    Hi Jonolomu. We may have to welcome you to TSG with some bad news.

    If you are asking about doing this with commercial movie DVDs, you may not find much help here. Attempting to do what you are asking about would require circumventing some of the copyright protection on such DVDs. Such discussions are forbidden by TSG rules.
     
  3. thecoalman

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    If they are not protected you can copy the disc to your drive and play it with software such as PowerDVD. There's other options most of which require information I'm not allowed to divulge here even in regsards to unprotected discs unfortunately...

    Copying a protected disc to your harddrive or any other medium is illegal.
     
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    We won't help you break the copy protection of media here. please read the TSG Rules.
     
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