copy owned dvd for streaming purposes only

Posted on 2011-05-01
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have just purchased a nas drive which is dlna certified, i would like too backup the dvd to the nas drive, however, not for anyone else soley for the purpose of streaming it to for example my ps3, my tv or my wifi blueray/dvd player whichis in an alternate room.

I have licenced software to create divx or .vob but that means the dvd menus are lost so is it possible to create a copy that has the dvd menu structure and stream that?

I would point out again this is not a piracy question as dvds are cheap from amazon so i prefer to buy them but as the house now has all dlna connected equipment it seems prudent to stream as opposed to the old fashioned way of getting the disc from its box.

Question by:PeterBaileyUk

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rsimsee earned 2000 total points
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I don't know about a ps3 (I don't know anything about a ps3 for that matter) but it is possible to create an image file (ex: .iso) of a full dvd and then "mount" the entire image on a pc with the appropriate software.  The software in question is usually called a CD or DVD drive emulator.

I personally use a program called Alcohol 120% for this, but I know there are some other choices out there, some of which may be free.

There are also several programs out there which will allow you to backup a copy of a DVD, which of course you are only supposed to use on legally purchased DVD's that you own.  DVDFab is the program I use for this, and it will also create .iso images as well as copying to another DVD.

Hope this helps!

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ID: 35500928
Thank you i will look at the dvd emulator. yes i make mp4 backups of purchased dvd content using divx etc.

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