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    Sep 16, 2012
    Question Rip DVDs to ext. hard drive
    Would like to save DVDs to ext.hard drive for play on TV. Do not want to save to Mac hard drive. Is this possible? Are programs needed to be able to do this?I'm not computer savvy.

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    Texas, where else?
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    Sep 16, 2012
    Not being from U.S., I did not know that this was illegal.

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    May 16, 2011
    Belize, Central America
    If you're not in the USA it almost certainly isn't illegal for you. Eg, in Britain it is specifically legal so long as the DVD is your property and the copy is for your personal use only.

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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
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    It's legal to make a personal copy from the DVD you own in many countries. But since these forums are owned and operated in the US we abide by the law and refrain from any discussion of the topic. If and when congress decides to change that law (DRM) we will be happy to open discussions.

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