10.12. Ripping DVDs
It's easy to rip CDs onto your hard drive, making it simple to convert the files to other formats and play them on any device you want. It's not hard to duplicate CDs, either. But get ready to enter another world when you want to start ripping DVDs. You can't make an exact copy of a DVD for several reasons.
As you search the Internet, you'll find some programs that can duplicate copy-protected DVDs. These programs are usually stored on Web sites run in countries that don't observe United States copyright laws. The legality of these programs depends on the soil your PC sits on when using them. For more information about copying DVDs, drop by Doom9.net (www.doom9.net).