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When commercial DVD movies are made, they include encryption. This means that the average user should not be able to simply copy them from one DVD to another, as we used to be able to do with the good old VCR movies.Unfortunately for the manufacturers, DVD players cannot play the encrypted file without the means to decode it. This means that the encryption method and codes are actually widely available, or the hardware manufacturers would not be able to make a player that was able to read encrypted files. Not much use renting a DVD if your player cant play it!Its also possible to encrypt your own home videos whilst burning. Many software options are available for this.. even Nero can encrypt your own home movies. They use exactly the same methods and codes as the commercial DVD manufacturers, again because if they didnt, the DVD player would not be able to read them. Its an industry standard.DVD decrypter uses these same codes to decode the movie. It stores the files in the uncoded form, and what you do with them after that is your own concern. The people who wrote DVD decrypter will tell you that their intention is to have the software used only for backing up your own movies. You will see other software that can also decrypt, such as DVD Shrink. All of the software authors will fall back on 'this software is only intended for use in creating backups, and we do not condone or recommend video piracy' disclaimers.If you see instructions on this site or the parent site, tips4pc.com , on how to use this software or anything like it, we'll offer the same disclaimer. What you actually use it for is your problem, not ours!DVD Decrypter, and the use of it, is not illegal. It is perfectly legal to create a 'backup copy' of anything. Its perfectly legal to own a steak knife too, so long as you use it as a steak knife. Take it into a bank and threaten someone with it and its no longer a steak knife though.. its a weapon, and became illegal as soon as you walked into the bank with it.It only becomes illegal if you then pass a copy of a copyrighted movie on to someone else, especially if you are doing it for a cash reward. This is called 'pirating', and when done on a larger scale can attract major penalties in most countries.No software mentioned on this website is in any way illegal. The way in which you use the software is what determines the legality of such things as DVD decrypter or DVD shrink, and is beyond our control.AVS Converter does none of this. The program can convert files between formats, but it has no decoding abilities of its own. There are no grey areas in the way you use it, either. It can only convert unencrypted files, which is why Mitz used DVD Decrypter to decode the files first. Of course, if you ask Mitz, I am sure she will tell you that the DVD she decoded was a home video of her kids, which she accidentally encrypted while using Nero to burn the movie...If you dont intend to sell the movies you make, I doubt that you would be at any risk of prosecution anyway by copying movies. You are actually at more risk of prosecution using P2P file sharing programs such as Limewire, simply because you have crossed that fine line by sharing copyrighted files with other people. Even the use of Limewire is a grey area, and the only successful prosecutions for filesharing around the world at this time have been people who set up websites sharing thousands of files with anyone that wanted them. They became too visible!
Mitz from Tips4pc