I have spent over five hours searching this forum for detailed instructions on how to copy movies to a hard drive and then watching on a pc. I am far from being a video expert but can get around pc's pretty well so if the instuctions are complete i will get it done. I just am not familiar at all with video file formats, names, etc. i apologize if it is in the forum already and i can't find it. please direct me there if it is and thank you for that. I am leaving on vacation and am hoping i can copy a dozen or so movies for the kids onto a usb harddrive and not have to carry the dvds. Can this be done? For instance, when copying to a hard drive what format do you use? When i ripped to the harddrive i was left with a bunch of files in the folder i designated but was not able to open and watch. do you have to copy then put into an iso format? tried that too but still can't open to watch. I have programs dvd decrypter, dvdxcopy platinum, folder2iso, nero, windvd 7 to watch. Or anything else i can download i guess if i need something else or specific. using a dell e1505 dual core with winxp and 2gb ram. THANK YOU FOR ANY DIRECTIONS!!!