Been wondering how to make a backup copy of those copy protected DVDs in case of a fire, theft, or other damages? Many people have hundreds of costly DVDs and I am going to tell you how to copy protected DVDs to protect your investment and make it as painless for you as possible.
Learning to how burn copy protected DVDs is much easier than most people think. And it is understandable that producers would want to copyright their material to keep people from obtaining copies illegally, but what about us honest folks that want to protect our pricey investments in case of an accident. If you are like me you spend a lot of money on your favorite movies and would be very disappointed if they were to get broken, stolen or lost. That is why I want to tell you how to burn your DVDs too!
- The single most important part of burning DVDs, especially those that copy protected is having a good software program that is capable of making copies of copy protected DVDs. Many programs do not have this feature, and when you are burning a copy protected DVD it is essential.
- The second essential element to this process is obviously a DVD burner in your PC. Many new computers come with these already installed or as an option when purchasing and it is a great idea to include it into the price because it is much cheaper this way. Make sure that the specs on your DVD burner say that it is a DVD-R and not just a DVD player.
- Lastly, you will want quality blank dvd recordable discs. This is an item you do not want to skimp on either. Check the packaging and see how many minutes are recordable to the disk and compare it to the DVD you would like to burn. Many times if the disc is not large enough in memory the quality of your copy will be sacrificed.
OK so you have your software, hardware, and blank disks. What is next? After you install your burning software it will have a tutorial to walk you through the process which typically includes making a temporary copy of your DVD you wish to burn, or if you have two drives this can be done simultaneously as you make the copy. You will then insert your blank disc and let it make the copy. And BAM! You've got a back up copy of your favorite copy protected DVD!