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HandBrake: The Best Beginner DVD Ripper

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I feel that physical media (CD’s, Blu-Ray, DVD) is going away and in the future digital media will rule all. While this is a blessing since less shelf space would be taken up by stacks of media, it is also a curse since companies will likely push DRM. However, what if you wanted to adopt digital media on your own terms, using free software? Well, Handbrake is here to take care of digitizing your DVD collection.

First of all, here is a little history. I started to notice how much room all of my DVD’s are taking on my shelves. Then, I woke up one day, put them all in a box, and threw them in the closet. Why? I figured that it’s 2010, and I don’t see why we really need stacks of DVD cases anymore with digital media available everywhere. I didn’t want to dedicate entire shelves to DVD’s either. The choice was obvious: Time to rip all my DVD’s and save them on my home server, and then to my PS3′s hard drive for easy access.

I told my friends son about this project, that I would soon be taking all 76 of my DVD’s and turning them into video files. First, he laughed.

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