The problem: a big collection (about 100 DVDs) of old home videos which have been burned to DVDs. Some of them are already damaged and are barely playable (often depending on the used DVD player).
Now they should get backed up to an external hard drive for future use.
The way i see it there are basically two options:
- Creating .iso images (or similar image formats)
- Ripping the video contents (with software like DvdShrink or similar)
Iso images may be more difficult to play from the hard drive when backed up, although i think VLC media player for example can handle DVD iso images just fine.
When ripping the video, doesn't this introduce additional errors (because of the decoding/encoding)? In this case it is probably not significant enough because of the already quite poor video quality.
To make this clear: these are home videos, so there is no copy protection or anything in that area, however some of them don't play back very well on certain DVD players.
My question is: What would be the better way to go in this case? If the material/DVDs are already partly damaged does one of these methods work better? Which method is better for creating new copies in the future?
I know that similar questions already exist such as this, however because of the nature of the source material and the different possibilities, i think my question is a different one.