The best source I've found for this sort of information is:
They have numerous guides that explain how to use (usually free or
low-cost) software to extract material from DVDs to your computer and
then how to burn them onto a blank DVD. And they have links to sites
where you can download the software. 'Course, the first hardware thing
you'll need is a DVD recorder for your computer.
The information can get technical, but the guides are pretty
exhaustive. They're a great resource for making Fair Use of DVD video.
> Date: Sun, 20 Mar 2005 15:18:35 -0600
> From: Lou Thompson <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: a basic question
> Hello all,
> When I test my undergraduates, I like to show them brief clips of
> films and ask them to comment on specific things (editing, lighting,
> etc). Cueing was easy enough to do with videotapes, but now that I'm
> using DVDs almost exclusively it's becoming a problem.
> I was wondering if any of you have any suggestions as to hardware or
> software that will enable me to copy these short clips (usually less
> than a minute) for testiing purposes.
> Dr. Lou Ann Thompson
> Professor of English
> Department of English, Speech, and Foreign Languages
> Texas Woman's University
> Denton, TX 76204
Screen-L is sponsored by the Telecommunication & Film Dept., the
University of Alabama: http://www.tcf.ua.edu