Saving DVDs to my hard drive?

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by johnnyvolume, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. johnnyvolume

    johnnyvolume New Member

    Ok, first of all forgive my limited knowledge of computers, but I am learning. I am wondering if I can store the DVDs I have on my hard drive so I can view them at a later time. I have been able to copy and Burn DVDs, I have also been able to put movies on my Ipod. But I think it would be handy if I could store them on my hard drive as well. Any info would be helpful.

    Thanks,

    Johnnyvolume
     
  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Right click the red fox icon on your toolbar-->select "rip video-dvd to haddisk". Choose your source and destination paths. Click "Copy", and wait for Anydvd ripper to finish. Now the dvd is saved on your hard drive.
     
  3. johnnyvolume

    johnnyvolume New Member

    Thanks

    Webslinger, thank you so much!
     
  4. cletusvegas

    cletusvegas Active Member

    If you write them to your hard drive and leave them there that's one thing. But if you write 10, 20, 30 movies, then delete some, then write some more, it will fragment the hell out of your hard drive. Defrag regularly and it will take a while. I use Diskeeper 2008. Also, don't get too close to full on your hard drive.

    If your disk gets too fragmented, it will perform slower and will eventually fail from being overworked.

    This phenomenom is not related directly to AnyDVD or CloneDVD. Anytime you copy, delete and move files as big as these movie files, fragmentation will become a problem.
     
  5. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    To ad to what cletusvegas said: The movies will bot be compressed with AnyDVD so they will take up considerable room on your HDD. I would suggest using DVDShrink to compress the data. That will allow you to store more movies on your HDD.