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Hi,
I bought a set of instructional dvds which I used on my old labtop.  My new yoga laptop has no dvd drive.  I need to somehow get the info on my computer.  What do I need to do to play the files on my computer?  Can I just copy the files to an external hard drive then play them back or do I need to "rip" it?  I am on windows 8.

Thanks!
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You could try to put the dvd into a machine with a cd drive and then copy these files to a usb then put the usb into your new machine and see if it plays. Please bear in mind you wont be able to do this with some dvds due to copyright restrictions.
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You could also buy an external USB cd/dvd drive which could be less hassle long term.
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Whether or not you can "rip" the contents depends a lot on what the content is and your technical expertise.  You can, usually, copy a DVD to your hard drive.  This solution is fine as long as you have a place to do the copying from.

If you think you'll need to use a DVD you haven't previously ripped, you may want to consider buying an external DVD drive.
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>>  What do I need to do to play the files on my computer?  Can I just copy the files to an external hard drive then play them back or do I need to "rip" it?

This really depends on what is on the DVDs.  If they are just plain text or HTML or PDF files then straight copying would work.  If however they are movies then you'll need to rip it.

And then what is on the disk may be copy protected.

For movies try Handbrake https://handbrake.fr/
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by:Paul Sauvé
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AVS Video Editor can be used to create files readable on a PC/laptop.
All key formats are supported

Read: HD Video (inc. Blu-ray video, AVCHD, MPEG-2 HD and WMV HD), AVI (DivX, Xvid, etc.), DV AVI, MP4 (inc. Sony PSP, Apple iPod and Archos), WMV, 3GP, 3G2, QuickTime (MOV, QT), DVD, VOB, VRO, MPEG-1, 2, 4, TOD, MOD, MPG, DAT, VCD, SVCD, Real Video (RM, RMVB), ASF, ASX, MJPEG, H.263, H.264, DVR-MS, MKV, OGM, FLV, AMV, MTV, TS, M2TS, M2T, MTS, DPG, NSV, FLI, FLC, CDG, GVI, SVI, PPT, PPTX, WTV.

Write: HD Video (inc. Blu-ray video, AVCHD, MPEG-2 HD and WMV HD), AVI (DivX, Xvid, etc.), MP4 (inc. Sony PSP, Apple iPod and Archos), WMV, 3GP, 3G2, QuickTime (MOV, QT), SWF, FLV, DVD, MPEG-1, 2, 4, MPG, MJPEG, H.263, H.264, Real Video (RM, RMVB).
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DVD Decryptor is really great free software (It's old and is now unsupported but it's still great).
http://www.videohelp.com/tools/DVD-Decrypter

If it doesn't work, there are more suggestions on the above page.
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