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Kavlon: Intro to DVD Backup

Feb 11, 2005, 09:15 (11 Talkback[s])
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"Most of us own at least a few DVD movies. The DVD has all but replaced the once popular VHS format. Unfortunately DVDs are not very durable. You may find yourself wanting to create backups of your DVD movies. This can be useful to increase the life of your movies as well as for additional purposes such as removing region locking or converting from PAL to NTSC. Since dual-layer discs are still quite costly, most of us choose to use the older 4.7GB discs which are much more affordable. Many DVD movies are larger than 4.7GB so that we can't make a direct copy of the DVD image from the original to our copy. For this reason we'll need to shrink the original video to fit. This process is easy to do.

"To begin you'll need a computer running Linux and you'll need several programs installed..."

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