Sometimes we want to make an exact duplicate of our DVDs. Some would argue that it’s illegal, others would flip off the MPAA. I probably fit in the latter, and I really couldn’t care less what anyone thinks about it.
Anyway, Aimersoft has released an application that lets you back up your DVDs and store them digitally on your systems. You can save them as ISOs in the Video_TS folder structure that they currently exist in, or as a .dvdmedia file. These options are going to give you a bit for bit duplicate of your media, so you’re movies will be pretty huge. If you’re planning on using this to get the files on your iPod then you’re in for a surprise–this app isn’t for you. But, if you’re wanting to make an exact copy of your discs then this is a great place to start. This is a great way to archive your movies and get them into storage, just in case something happens to your beloved Matrix trilogy.
The neat thing about this application is that it lets you select the files and folders you want to back up, should you want to get rid of a couple of things on the disc. If you have a huge DVD collection and want to back them up, DVD backup is a great place to start.