I have a DVD burner at home and at work, but I’ve never tried to make my own video DVD. I’m not particularly concerned about any legal ramifications. I’ve just never really needed to. Lately I’ve been doing some reading and thought I’d share a couple of things.
The first is software called DVD Shrink:
DVD Shrink is software to backup DVD discs. You can use this software in conjunction with DVD burning software of your choice, to make a backup copy of any DVD video disc.
The people that make the software don’t host it, but if you search on the Internet for it, it is pretty easy to find.
The second is a help description of copying a DVD that can be read on the wikiHow site:
While ripping CDs is a common activity performed by many software programs, even many advanced computer users don’t know how to rip a DVD.
The instructions explain how to use a particular utility to do this.