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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
thanks

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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.

Bob

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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 www.download.com has a few utilities for such. Doing a multiple session DVD burn may not work well to play it?

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