So I have done some extensive research and have found some great information for you as well as some of the best DVD and rip software on the net today.
Now, let's get down to business...
First, let's talk about DVD Ripping and what it is.
DVD Ripping is the process of decrypting and Copying a DVDs contents onto your hard drive. DVD Ripping basically involves copying the DVDs files from the DVDs onto your hard-drive without the Content Scrambling System (CSS) scrambling the files during the copying process.
The time that it takes for what I like to call a "DVD and rip" is about an hour of time and will require between 4 to 8 gigabytes of hard disk space. The length of time to Copy your DVD and amount of space required will vary based upon your hardware and whether or not you rip a full DVD or just certain sections of it.
I will also show you some great resources for Copying DVDs to CDs, which then is called a VCD (Video Compact Disc).
A VCD is basically a CD that contains moving pictures and sound. A Video CD has the capacity to hold up to 650 to 700 mb of full-motion video along with quality stereo sound, it can be played on almost all stand alone Video CD or DVD Players and on all computers with a DVD-ROM or CD-ROM drive with the help of a software based decoder/player, it uses a compression standard called Mpeg to store the video and audio and the quality of a Video CD is about the same as VHS tape based movies.
So, in short this is a great way to backup or Copy DVDs.
Here is a list of good alternatives to Copy DVDs:
According to some people on the forums, all you need is AnyDvd and Nero and you will be able to backup your DVDs or
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