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    I know we had a lengthy thread about this the other day and I apologize for bringing up (pretty much) the same topic again, but I couldn't find the thread.

    I have two questions.

    1. If I want to backup my DVD movies, someone said that I can do that with free software rather than purchasing DVD X COPY. That'd be great. THis is what I want to be able to do:
    -- I'd like to be able to copy the entire movie, the entire disc, onto one disc. I want to be able to copy the menus, special features, and languages (5.1) all onto my backup. First, this is possible, right?
    -- What programs should I use? Where do I get them?

    2. What type of media should I get? I know that when CDRW became cheaper several years ago, there were at first some dogs when it came to media. Any special brands I should look for? Great prices, etc.

    -- Furthermore, should I buy DVDR- or DVDR+ media? My DVDRW supports both +\-. They seeem to be the same price. However, I want to be able to play my backups on my home DVD player. So, again, any advice?

    Thanks guys!
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    DVD Decrypter

    Decrypts the movie and stores it on your hard drive.

    DVD Shrink

    Shrinks the movie to fit it onto one disc.

    Then you can use a burning program like Roxio, Nero, MyDVD, etc. to burn it to a disc.

    http://www.dvdplusrw.org/Default.asp

    Should help you with any compatibility questions/issues.

    And thanks to that site, I found out that my DVD player is about the only Pioneer player that doesn't support burned DVD's.

    :angry:

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    • #3
      Originally posted by GloveSaveandaBeauty@Mar 13 2004, 12:14 PM
      And thanks to that site, I found out that my DVD player is about the only Pioneer player that doesn't support burned DVD's.
      Sounds like you got burned
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      • #4
        For me, DVD Decrypter and Shrink would not work on my Sony DVD player. The burned DVDs would only play on my PC.
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        • #5
          Hmm. Then maybe it IS worth the money to spend on XCOPY.

          I don't really want to go through the huge process of ripping, shrinking, then burning with three different programs.

          Any other opinions?
          When you say to your neighbor, "We're having a loud party on Saturday night if that's alright with you," what you really mean is, "We're having a loud party on Saturday night."

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