DVD copying to pc

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DVD copying to pc

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Which free software do loungers recommend to copy a dvd into a windows7 64 bit pc.
I am not looking to copy protected dvd's but some family stuff on a dvd ... I want to clean it up a bit and make more copies.
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Personally I'd use Windows Explorer (or an improved replacement), via drag and drop. Am I missing something?
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John,
When I place the dvd into my pc it starts to play as I would expect. How can I drag and drop it?
I must be missing something, not you.
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It seems to me the question is more detail on what kind of DVD is it when you say family stuff?

Any DVD or CD can be made to auto-play but is it a homemade movie, or a movie similar to a commercial product which has a different file structure?

If you can stop the DVD from playing, look at its file(s) with Windows Explorer and tell the name or names with extension I think it would help everyone understand.

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RonH wrote:When I place the dvd into my pc it starts to play as I would expect. How can I drag and drop it?
Just stop it playing! Then start Windows Explorer, set up a new folder on your hard disk (or wherever you want) and drag and drop all the folders from the DVD into the newly-set-up folder.
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......simple as 1-2-3 with this free software: - for me to say this it must be a cinch (as we brits would say) translated it means a piece of cake. Cheers Dave.
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Thanks for all your replies. My error ...

Overnight I realised that I need to change my AutoPlay settings to copy the dvd files to my pc. Done :fanfare:
But my WMP will not open .vob so I opened it in Cyberlink's Power Director (which I use for slide/video productions ... great software) and with this programme I can edit, enhance etc and then produce to mpeg2 or other file types.

How can I check which file types my wmp will open ... must be missing a driver :scratch:

As for DVD Smith, I will hold off just now since I can solve my issue without more programmes filling up my brain :flee: Thanks for the input though ... should we add it to our Free Software recommendations?
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VideoLAN (VLC) is usually suggested as the solution to (almost) all codec problems! This really IS a piece of software you need.
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RonH wrote:How can I check which file types my wmp will open ... must be missing a driver...
Check this thread. I play EVERYTHING with WMP but don't have any of those files to test it with. I installed the Shark package.

Codec Comparison

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My WMP has the K-lite codec pack, it plays DVDs.

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A lot of useful info ... thanks folks.
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