I presume this is a commercially produced Feature film that you are trying to copy and edit.
Doing so is illegal without the explicit permission of the distributors and providing information on how to do perform copyright theft will break the terms of the Apple discussions.
Digital Rights Manacement Certificated in the files will try to prevent you proceeding.
It's a fully legal copy, cover box and all, that I am simply trying to produce a digital copy of for making all my traditional disks "On demand".
Ripping, Copying and editing material without permission from a commercial disc where ever it was purchased is illegal. Have you read the copyright enfringement notice printed on all commercial DVD?
Thanks for the reply.
I did a little bit more research and found in most articles that it's legal to make a personal "Archival" copy of disks you legally bought. THEN I read the next line, that basically said that ripping DVDs is a bit of a grey area since ripping it involves cracking the encryption assigned to the disk.
Having read that, I think I'll hold off on digitizing for the moment until I read a bit more about the subject. The reason I bought all the stuff legally was so I would avoid this whole issue - but obviously the matter isn't exactly cut and dry.
Again, thanks for the help - I have noticed the warnings at the beginning, but based on what I had previously read online thought it was doable for personal use - after all, I bought it so why can't I use it how I want, right?
BUT, I do see it's not always that easy - especially in the American Legal system.
Thanks again - I appreciate the help - even if it does stop me from accomplishing my goal for the moment.