i have a collection of DVDs which are beginning to get old and scratched. i would like to ask if anyone knows how i can backup(copy to .avi files on my hard-drive) the movie on a dvd, i know there are DRM systems which must be overcome and have no clue how that is done. the dvds i need to backup are from the following "manufacturers": paramount universal studios colombia pictures sony warner bros dvds were produced between late 1990s and 2013 i have vlc video player which can play all these, is it capable of copying them? if it isn't what FREE software will i need for this? thanks everyone i have done some checking and this is legal in my country, if it isn't in yours sorry for posting this folks.