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ripping dvd in sections

by grao5 / February 8, 2006 5:32 AM PST

My notebook PC has just 2 GB of Harddisk space. So if I were to rip a 8GB movie (non-copyrighted) from a DVD onto my computer and then burn it onto a writable DVD that would obviously not work since my PC has just 2 GB of space. So other than the option of adding additional hard drive to my notebook PC, can I rip only sections of the DVD movie (like say 15 minutes at a time) onto the harddisk, burn it to a DVD, delete that file, rip the next 15 minutes, burn it onto the writable DVD and so on. Let me know if it is possible.
Your advise would be greatly appreciated

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Never seen such.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 8, 2006 6:01 AM PST

Most will add a hard disk, even if an external USB 2.0 model.


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your first problem...
by reefurbb / February 8, 2006 9:52 PM PST

is to have a DVD player-drive in your Notebook. This usually requires a 333mhz processor, or higher, and 64mb-128mb ram, and I'll guess you have neither, and can't easily-cheaply upgrade. Do you have a tower or other PC at home that is fast enough? If not, your options are to have a friend with a DVD player first.
Your post implies you have a DVD player-drive in your notebook.
NEXT: many movie DVD's are copyright protected, to prevent copying in any way, or to give you a fuzzy or bad copy. Although your post says "non-copyrighted".
8gb DVD? I thought DVD limit was 4gb.
NEXT: parsing a DVD depends on what format the movie is in. Mpeg is common and has a few utilities for such. Doing a multiple session DVD burn may not work well to play it?

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