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CD/DVD Drive .... Ripping DVDs?

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I currently do not have a DVD drive, but am thinking about getting one. The last time I had one, if I ever tried to rip a DVD to my computer, the quality was significantly reduced.

If I want a copy of a DVD on my computer that is the same quality as if I were to play the DVD itself, what should I be looking at? Would getting a Blu-Ray player be of any benefit?
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It's not really the DVD drive that matters, I have a £20 LG cheapo and coupled with the right software (VLC media player) it rips DVD's in perfect quality.
Here's a link: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/ thumb.gif

EDIT: forgot to mention the Blu Ray player. Most PC BR drives are a bit overpriced in my opinion. Your looking at more than £50 just for the basic ones, up to £100 if you want a burner crossed with a DVD drive as well that operates at a semi decent speed. IMO, steer clear of a BR drive unless you really want/need one, wait for the prices to fall first; blurays are still in their infancy so the price has yet to drop.

Second Edit: 100th post!! biggrin.gif
Edited by Warweo - 1/24/12 at 3:01pm
 
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I'm a bit of a quality freak when it comes to movies and music. I have a couple DVDs that are very important to me and I want the security of having them copied on my harddrive. Awhile back I attempted this with a general movie just to test it out, and the quality was awful. I don't want to have to put the CD in the drive to achieve best quality everytime.

I use VLC, but wasn't aware they had a good ripping software. I'd be willing to spend any amount if it meant getting an exact copy on my harddrive. Even the smallest decrease in quality won't work for me.

I also live in the US. Can anyone provide links to any drives and/or software that I should get?
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post #4 of 6
Have a look into Handbrake aswell for ripping?
It has heaps of options for ripping quality.
post #5 of 6
Take a look at DVDFab here
I've been using for its blu-ray support and it's pretty fool-proof.
It's well supported with new protections, continued updates and it works well. thumb.gif

Edit: Did not realise how many pages I must have read through to get here.
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Take a look at DVDFab here
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