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What is the best method of copying your DVD's to your computer's Hard Drive. I know that I could simply copy the folder's from the dvd to the hard drive but I am wondering if there is a better way to save space.

Would XVID fit the bill?

If so, how do I go about converting DVD to XVID?

If not, what should I use?

Thanks for the help
 

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I find the current best program for backing up DVDs is RipIt4Me. That can change quite rapidly though. After that, it's a matter of converting the files to another format.
 

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HydrogenCyanide said:
I know that I could simply copy the folder's from the dvd to the hard drive...
This won't work with a DVD with CSS (most have it). You can copy them, but they won't play.
HydrogenCyanide said:
...I am wondering however, if converting to a codec like XVID would be better?
If you are very short on storage and have a large number of DVDs - compressing them to about 2-2.5 GB per movie using XviD would be an option.
I'd recommend to upgrade your PC if possible and use ffdshow for DVD playback: no need to spend time encoding and better results most of the time.

Diogen.
 
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