This week on HD Nation, the hosts discuss the best ways to back up your movie collection in order to prevent damage to the original disk. One of the best methods is to rip the movies and create a digital copy on the movie for everyday use. The hosts do state that what they discuss on the show is technically illegal, but there are legal methods to go about doing this. One of the biggest problems you might have with copying your DVDs and Blu-rays is trying to get past the security measures integrated into the disk. Some of the newest measures include digital watermarks and playback. The hosts state that there are several resources online that allow users to see how to get around these obstacles. There are also several sites that takes your disk and converts it into a file for you.
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