I just heard about the woman whose Kindle ebooks were wiped when her account was suspended, and it got me thinking: Do I really own anything that I've bought with DRM? It seems like I could lose it at any time, or lose the ability to view something just because I switched devices. How can I get rid of the DRM so I can keep my own backups?
Autorip automates the process of ripping DVDs and Blu-Rays by detecting when you insert a movie and beginning the rip immediately.
If you have a large amount of data you wish to burn to disc and it won’t fit on a single DVD or CD, you can make the process easier by using burning software that supports disc spanning. Here’s how to do it.
Freemake Video Converter’s specialties are converting to many formats, including AVI, MKV, and mobile formats like 3GP and MP4. It can also make files suitable for burning to a DVD or Blu-Ray, and even burn the files itself.
Copy protection is like encryption which prevents unauthorized use or duplication. It may be a barrier against piracy, but it prevents us from doing simple things like backing up our DVD collection. There are many ways a DVD is copy-protected during manufacturing. BDlot DVD ISO Master is a very promising freeware that can remove both DVD region codes and other DVD protections like CSS, CPRM, CPPM, APS, UOPs, ARccOS, Rip-Guard, and Disney X protection. It is also an effective DVD burner that can burn an ISO image back to a DVD, CD, or Blu-Ray disc (without the copy protection of course). It can basically clone a DVD for free.
DVDStyler is a cross-platform free DVD authoring application for the creation of professional-looking DVDs. It allows not only burning of video files on DVD that can be played practically on any standalone DVD player, but also creation of individually designed DVD menus. It is Open Source Software and is completely free.