Re: how do i back up my video dvds ?
I use DVDrip to produce the VOB files and then cat do: xxx-00?.vob > moviename.mpg
I then copy the mpeg files to a usb hard drive for playback on our Viewsonic (linux inside!) VMP-70 media player set top box. This is great for my wife, as she is always waking me up to help her navigate the stupid DVD menus to watch a movie. Now she just navigates to the movie and it just plays.
Works great, upconverts the 720x480 DVD files to 1080i component and they look great on our 65" set. Our DVD player appears to have died, not sure if I will even bother with buying a new one.
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