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    Copying DVD to Hard disk
    Hi there.

    I am wondering if someone knows how I would go about copying an entire DVD to my hard disk (OS X). I am going to be travelling and I'd like to watch a movie - I think watching it from the HDD instead of the DVD drive would save the battery, correct?

    In the days when I used windows, I'd just use something link dvd shrink or decrypter. Is there something like this for OS X?

    TIA.

    - Peter

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    Handbrake.

    It's free.
    I try to Command+Shift+/ when I can.
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    MacTheRipper (www.mactheripper.org)

    It rips, it's easy, and you can use DVD player to play the output from your harddrive. They have great forums as well.

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    ^ That definitely works, but the output is the same size as the DVD (4.7Gb) so you'll use up your HD pretty fast if you put a few DVDs on there. Handbrake can compress videos with DivX and have a really good looking movie that only takes up about 300Mb.

    MactheRipper definitely works though.
    I try to Command+Shift+/ when I can.
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    7.6Gb DVD converted by Handbrake to 640 x 480 = ~1.2Gb.


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    Thanks!

    I appreciate it

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