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  • Larry Ng
    Larry Ng Oct 21, 2020

    back up? to what> using what?
    first off vast things can be put on any DVD.
    endless things its just media, nothing more.
    if unstated media is not copy protected
    one can copy it to any thing you what.
    even drag and drop.
    first tell what the target media is.

    1: the cloud .
    2: a local server.
    3: other PC's . shared on your LAN.
    4: USB thumb drive. over 4GB for full DVD.
    5: external USB Hard drive 8TB is best.

    first is the matter of space. and disk DVD counts.
    4.7GB each, single density.

    then drag/drop them.
    or use backup software I use
    free for home use...

  • Larry Ng
    Larry Ng Oct 21, 2020

    next time say, what PC you have, etc.
    then say how do I copy (rip)copyprotected
    DVD store bought movies.
    we have no idea what is in your hand ,say that please. or get wrong or worse very expensive answers and endless spam.

  • Anonymous Oct 21, 2020

    if it is a movie and is home made they do in fact just drag and drop,.
    what is on your DVD Ive no clue.
    I even backup PCs to DVD-r
    and blue-ray disks. BD-r
    just to name a few things, of VAST

  • Anonymous Oct 21, 2020

    1: is your PC with DVD RW drive/ or not.
    2: is your disk full of computer data backups yes.
    3: is you DVD store copyprotected movies no.
    what is on those DVD nobody can guess, ever.
    4: buy DVD-R or DVD+r disks at walmart those work and record easy,
    using imgburn.exe. free.

  • Anonymous Oct 21, 2020

    see this like, this topic is there for over 2o+ years now, even back to VCR days.

    ask there, but do search first. they do not like answering same question 100000 per year for 20 years.

  • Larry Ng
    Larry Ng Oct 29, 2020

    the best free program is imgburn.exe
    free an safe, and burns any thing you want
    but not copy protected top movies sold on DVD.
    you never stated contents of DVD, at all
    endless file types can be copied, that is a fact,. I even back up hole PC to BD-r
    blueray disk recordable using the same app.

    offical safe site is.

    100% free and safe. copies anything .
    to cd-r ,dvd-2, or BD-r
    if you PC has RW burning DVD that is drive.
    do you>?

    old DVD of what, we can not guess what is on your DVD, nobody can,
    home movies with CAMcorder vidoes yes.
    "The Hulk" on DVD from a store, no.
    ripping is total different topic and not stated by you..

  • Anonymous Oct 29, 2020

    if confused tell everyone what is on those old DVD, nobody on earth could guess that?
    contend matters, for sure "protected media"

  • Anonymous Oct 29, 2020

    if copyrighted disks.
    you must pay for ripping software.
    got cash , not told.
    no DVD told (contents at all)
    best is mAKEmkv no better exists. $50 not cheap but best it is, and simple.



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To backup old or damaged DVDs,you can try WinX DVD Ripper Platinum.
It is a professional DVD helper that can backup & rip DVD to MP4 with best balance in speed, quality & size. WinX DVD Ripper allows you to copy DVD to DVD, ISO image, DVD folder at 1:1 ratio, copy DVD chapter, burn DVD, with absolutely no loss of quality.
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There is software what allows for clonning non-copyprotected dvd. It is called CloneDVD. There are ways to remove copy protection but this you have to find on your own, since this forum is not about pirating dvd. For your information even blueray disks can be copied using right software and compatible drives. You need to do your own research. Maybe DVDFaB ? ??????

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