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In a days I rented two multimedia DVDs from our local DVD Rental Shop. I wanted to copy them so that I could watch that film later, but to my big surprise I could not create an image of those DVDs nor copy files from them.

Is there any way to make a copy of protected DVDs?

Thank you!

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You shouldn't be backing up media that you don't fully own. It's protected for a reason. – ngen Dec 27 '10 at 21:57

I rented two multimedia DVDs from our local DVD Rental Shop. I wanted to copy them so that I could watch that film later

That's not how rentals work

Is there any way to make a copy of protected DVDs?

Yes.

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You may use a freeware like ImgBurn or the good old DVD Decrypter.

In ImgBurn, use the "Create Image File from Disc" option. In DVD Decrypter, click on "Mode", "ISO Read" and click the "Rip" button to create the ISO image on your hard drive.

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