Then copying is done pretty easily. http://lifehacker.com/5809765/how-to-rip-a-dvd-to-your-computer if you want to get the video over to the digital world.
I would like to copy video files from my old Samsung DVD-recorder (DVD-HR775) to a PC or any external HD. On the DVD-recorder HDD have been stored a lot of family videos, converted from VHS, and the originals do not exist any more.
Does anyone have an idea or suggestion how technically these files could be copied or backuped?