The 1st rule of thumb when trying to burn anything to cd/dvd..1.
Use RE-WRITABLES 1st. Stop wasting your discs. Invest about $20 and get 5 rw-dvd's.. and do the same for rw-cd's2.
Forget that DVDX Copy. It's junk.3.
forget Nero, that's junk too, especially for doing movies.
All you need to make an exact copy of a dvd is:DVD Decrypter
(will break the encryption on the dvd)DVD Shrink
(will shrink the dvd to fit on a 4.7G dvd)DVD43
(will break the encryption on the dvd)Copy2DVD
(will burn your VIDEO_TS folder to the dvd)
Here are your steps in achieving 100% perfect backups of your dvd's.a.
First you need to load the program DVD43. the reason you're loading it is that it'll capture the encryption BEFORE you use any programs. In other words, load this prograsm BEFORE you put a dvd in the drive.b.
Insert your dvd. And after you insert it, you should see the "smiley" face on your task bar turn "green". That means the DVD43 has found encryption on the dvd and unblocked it.c.
Load up DVD Decrypter. I believe it'll automatically find the dvd for you. Once you load the dvd, make your selections to have it decrypt it for you. (I'm not in front of my software right now). Save the files to a folder named VIDEO_TS
. Or it'll ask you to save it somewhere. Whatever the choices are, do it... but DO NOT SAVE IN THE DEFAULT LOCATION.
. Security reasons.REMOVE THE DVD FROM THE DRIVE NOW! -[EDIT]
after the decryption process has finished.
d. After it decrypts the movie for you, open up the DVD Shrink, and load the VIDEO_TS
folder you just saved. Select the 4.7G / Single Layer selection. There are 2 phases that it does in order to fully shrink the movie and keep the quality. Make sure you select the Progressive Scan, or something like that... it'll be the selection that tells you that it will pass over the file 2 times. It's a long process, but it's woth it.
Once you selct all that you need to select, hit the start button, and sit back and relax. It'll be a few hours or so to complete the process.
After DVD Shrink completes it's process, you're basically finished. Now all you need to do is burn the VIDEO_TS
Load up the Copy2DVD and select the DVD
selection. Now insert a blank RE-WRITABLE dvd. After that, navigate to the folder that has the VIDEO_TS folder in it. Once it finds your folder, it'll find the .IFO file. Click on the .IFO file, and it'll load all of the .VOB files/movie files.
In the left window where you name your folder of the movie, name it without spaces in it and name it in all capital letters. Example
A movie name King of New York
should be KING_OF_NEW_YORK
. that's the standards of movie naming conventions on dvds. Every dvd every made is in that format, and it's best to keep it that way, to help eliminate any conflicts.
After doing all of that, select your burner, then select the drop-down list and selct DVD5
. Don't select DVD9. If you do, it'll be looking for a 8.5G dvd, double-layer.
The buring process should take around 30 minutes or so.
That's it. I've done countless movies and I'm a pro at it, thanks to having RE-WRITABLE dvd's and cd's.
Once it turns out good and playable, put in a blank permanent dvd and burn away.
Hope that helps!
One Man's Opinion
Edited by Walkman, 29 October 2006 - 11:01 PM.