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DVD to external hard drive

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by Lhyatt79, Sep 19, 2018.

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  1. Lhyatt79

    Lhyatt79 Thread Starter

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    Hi I've got a lot of dvds that take up a lot of room so want to put them all on to an external hard drive. I've watched a couple of you tube vids with no joy and tried drag and drop and it didnt work. I probably haven't given it my full attention but now I just want a simple solution to my problem to get it done.
    HELP! Please.

    Thank liz
     
  2. Noyb

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    If they're not copy protected ... VLC is freeware
    https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/rip-dvd-vlc

    Rip to mp4, then you can watch them from your computer ...
    or from a USB flash to a smart TV.

    You can also copy the DVD to an iso file ...
    Then you can make a new DVD from the iso ... or watch the iso with VLC.
    I'd use Imgburn to make the iso
     
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    I think quite a few of them are protected. All I want to do is put them on to my external hard drive so I can then watch them on my TV or laptop
     
  4. Noyb

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    I know ... DVDs are obsolete nowadays ... Flash, USB and even YouTube is much better.
    Convenience and resolution for the big screen

    But it's illegal to copy/convert protected DVDs ...
    And we cannot help with illegal activities here at TSG
    Sorry
     
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