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Lethal29

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#277328 8-Oct-2020 09:43
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Hey all, 

 

Wasn't sure where to put my query, but thought I'd start here. I'm wanting to clear out a bit of space, so have decided to get rid of all my old dvds and blu rays, but I actually want to keep quite a few of them.  So, I want to look at ripping them all to save to my external drive (WD My Cloud currently).

 

Does anyone have any recommended software to do this?  I don't mind paying for something decent.

 

Of course, I could always just download copies of them, but seeing as I already actually have them in my possession, that seems a little wasteful or my download limits.

 

Cheers


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wellygary
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  #2581073 8-Oct-2020 09:52
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I use MakeMkv - and if I need to make the blurays file size smaller I use handbrake...


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  #2581074 8-Oct-2020 09:54
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Take a look at MakeMKV. It's about as simple as it gets. There are other options available, but I've had a lot of success with this.





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  #2581083 8-Oct-2020 10:04
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Another vote for MakeMKV. Another option is AnyDVD but I've gone off that after they stopped providing updates for my 'lifetime' copy...


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  #2581118 8-Oct-2020 10:46
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Yes I am going to be that person - if you get rid of the originals which you 'own' then any copies you make will then be illegal copies.  I may be out of date but format shifting was also only allowed for audio recordings, not video. That may have changed?

 

That said...another vote for MakeMKV :-)

 

      





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Lethal29

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  #2581121 8-Oct-2020 10:48
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scuwp:

 

Yes I am going to be that person - if you get rid of the originals which you 'own' then any copies you make will then be illegal copies.  I may be out of date but format shifting was also only allowed for audio recordings, not video. That may have changed?

 

That said...another vote for MakeMKV :-)

 

      

 

 

Good point.

 

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Lethal29

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  #2581122 8-Oct-2020 10:48
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Thanks everyone, looks like MakeMkv it is.


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  #2581172 8-Oct-2020 11:08
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wellygary:

 

I use MakeMkv - and if I need to make the blurays file size smaller I use handbrake...

 

 

A few years ago on a trip to Japan to visit the rellies, I hit up the DVD rental place down the road for entire seasons of shows not available here with Japanese subtitles for the missus. I borrowed an old laptop and had that running all day ripping these to an external drive. There was no compression, but it was a quick and easy way to get the data off the disks.
Over the next month or so, I set up some Handbrake jobs to shrink the shows to an acceptable size.





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  #2581173 8-Oct-2020 11:11
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Lethal29:

 

scuwp:

 

Yes I am going to be that person - if you get rid of the originals which you 'own' then any copies you make will then be illegal copies.  I may be out of date but format shifting was also only allowed for audio recordings, not video. That may have changed?

 

That said...another vote for MakeMKV :-)

 

 

Good point.

 

I won't tell if you won't!

 

 

Also, the copyright law in effect at this moment says it's legal to format shift CDs but not DVD/Bluray. So you'd be breaking the law anyway even if you kept the discs.





 

 

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  #2581191 8-Oct-2020 11:21
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MKV and Handbrake works for me too.


Lethal29

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  #2581245 8-Oct-2020 11:37
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freitasm:

 

Also, the copyright law in effect at this moment says it's legal to format shift CDs but not DVD/Bluray. So you'd be breaking the law anyway even if you kept the discs.

 

 

That's crazy!  Is that international copyright law or NZ?


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  #2581252 8-Oct-2020 11:51
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Lethal29:

 

freitasm:

 

Also, the copyright law in effect at this moment says it's legal to format shift CDs but not DVD/Bluray. So you'd be breaking the law anyway even if you kept the discs.

 

 

That's crazy!  Is that international copyright law or NZ?

 

 

I don't know about international law but it's definitely NZ law

 

https://www.mbie.govt.nz/business-and-employment/business/intellectual-property/copyright/copyright-protection-in-new-zealand/

 

 

 

 





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  #2581261 8-Oct-2020 12:07
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Behodar:

 

Another vote for MakeMKV. Another option is AnyDVD but I've gone off that after they stopped providing updates for my 'lifetime' copy...

 

 

I bought anydvd years ago -- so, they stopped updates? 

 

Not the first time I've bought a lifetime product where they changed the definition of 'lifetime'. 


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  #2581270 8-Oct-2020 12:15
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Lethal29:

 

freitasm:

 

Also, the copyright law in effect at this moment says it's legal to format shift CDs but not DVD/Bluray. So you'd be breaking the law anyway even if you kept the discs.

 

 

That's crazy!  Is that international copyright law or NZ?

 

 

This is New Zealand Copyright Act 1994 with the changes implement in 2006.





 

 

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  #2581282 8-Oct-2020 12:30
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Lethal29:
-snip-
that seems a little wasteful or my download limits.


Cheers


Your what again?

In the past, downloading has been preferable to me because it was faster and easier. And there was no risk I'd accidentally include an antipiracy notice.




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Lethal29

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  #2581292 8-Oct-2020 12:51
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andrewNZ:
Lethal29:
-snip-
that seems a little wasteful or my download limits.

 

Cheers

 


Your what again?

In the past, downloading has been preferable to me because it was faster and easier. And there was no risk I'd accidentally include an antipiracy notice.

 

My Usenet data.  I buy in 2TB blocks generally, although it might just make more sense to spend $45 on 4TB (special for October) and download them all again instead of spending money on MakeMkv, if what I'm doing is bloody illegal anyway!


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