Instead of being flexible with consumers who spend money buying genuine DVDs, the manufactures make us sit through 'do not pirate this' videos, before we get to see the main event. We're then only able to see our DVD within our local region, so there's no point brining back a DVD from the States. Want to backup or store your movie on your home media server? Forget it, it's encrypted.
Handbrake 0.9.2 is a free tool that enables you to take a DVD and then remove some of these restrictions, so you can play back content on different forms of media. If you own the original DVD and only intend personal playback, this should be legitimate. The latest version of Handbrake enables you to produce a movie for playback on your iPod Touch or Apple TV, so you can move your favourite videos from DVD to storage on your computer.
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