How do I copy and or download a DVD movie?. The first part of this article will explain how to copy a DVD movie that you purchased. The second part will deal with how to download a DVD movie from the Internet using torrents. Both of these options are illegal and I am probably on thin ground for teaching you the in’s and out’s of DVD ripping. According to the law though we are entitled to make a backup copy of DVD movies that we purchased. “The Fair Use Doctrine allows you to copy an unencrypted DVD for personal use. However, all commercial DVD’s use CSS encryption and the DMCA clearly makes it illegal to decrypt a DVD in the USA, not sure about Canada. Tools such as DVDFab Decryptor are illegal tools for circumventing copyright protection”.
What I have decided to do is teach you how to download a torrent, I will use Linux as my choice of a torrent to download. Linux is not illegal to download via torrent. Downloading a movie with torrents is the same process. Once the files are on your computer I will teach you how to burn them to a DVD disc so you can watch the movie. When we rip a movie to our computer a bunch of files are written to our hard drive. When you download a movie using torrents a bunch of files are written to your hard drive. Once they are on our hard drive we can burn them to DVD disc and watch them on a regular DVD player.
Software You Will Need:
How To Rip A Movie To Your Hard Drive:
Leave all the other settings as is and click on Start. The movie will now be ripped to your hard drive. Be prepared to wait at least 30 minutes for the ripping to complete.
If you want the movie to be ripped in DVD5 format (smaller size) you will need to purchase the paid version of DVDFab HD Platinum. Or you could avoid that and purchase Winavi which would be a better option because you can then shrink the file size to 700MB. Winavi is useful if you plan on storing your movies on your hard drive. If you don’t purchase either one you can just buy 8GB DVD discs, or use the function in Nero to shrink the movie to fit on the regular 4.7GB DVD discs.
Lets learn how to download a movie from the Internet using torrents.
Once the movie has downloaded to your hard drive you will need to unpack it using 7zip or a similar compression program.
Create an ISO Image File.
Launch your favorite burning program, for this example I will use ImgBurn. The first thing we need to do is convert all the video and audio files to an ISO file.
Burn the ISO to DVD Disc
If you can’t see file extensions on your computer you can learn how to view file extensions here.
You now should be able to download and rip movies and then burn them to DVD disc with ease.