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Of course and, as stated in the first post, the only purpose is to watch a movie on the computer screen while I do some work...
Some of these movies are one-offs (the special edition of THX1138 - two CD's, or the aniversary edition of Tron) and I'm not about to share that...
But, it's not because I understand that, that it cannot be repetated enough:
Do no copy illegally, thanks
But...I run into encoded DVD's - so ripping that will be a challenge. And, hey, this is just a "wanna-have" and not something crucial. If it's not done in an easier manner, I'll just watch like everyone else...
Hey, I do that whenever I digi-rent a movie anyway...
As I am lead to believe it is of dubious legality just to run an unlicensed DVD player on linux, let alone actually play the disk.
...I dont get it, if the DVD (and the movie on it) is personal property, to be ripped to the hard drive for personal use/viewing only, where's the harm? Of course, this throws the thread in a completely different corner but, always a good idea to contemplate that open source is not analogous to illegallity...
It all depends on use ( and that can be subjective ) for MY personal use
i will rip a dvd that I BOUGHT -- yes paid $$$ for
to remove the very annoying TWO psa's that are now in them ,along with the TLA warning about coping
-- the ones you can NOT FF through
--- these also make me MORE stringent on what i buy ( yes i am a SCROOGE now -- thank you MPAA -- i spend LESS now )
as in I BUY MUCH LESS than i used to
that and the some times very annoying dvd menus, the ones that force you to spend 30 sec BEFORE you can even pres "play"
but PERSONAL use might also get mixed up with illegal use ..........
so this is not a topic i would readily post a
1) step one
2) step two
3) and so on