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DVD copy does not want to play

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#1
I used DVD Shrink to copy a DVD (region 2) to a DVD choosing Region 2. (I also tried Region free) Now the DVD player says it cannot play this type of DVD. Is there a setting that I have overlooked/not chosen that would solve the problem?
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#2
DVD Shrink has not been updated since 2004.
You should rip the DVD using DVDFab HD Decrypter, then use DVD Shrink on the ripped files to fit the blank.

http://www.videohelp.com/tools/DVDFab-Decrypter
#3
Or... AnyDVD which can also make a region free DVD. Then you can use DVD shrink to compress and burn a 4.7 GB disk. Better yet is to burn a dual layer disk.

Like attar said DVD shrink is getting long in the tooth. DVDFab adopted the code from DVD shrink years ago.

Jeff
#4
nobody asks these pointed questions.. can you play it in your computer, and if so does the file structure look like the original dvd?

is it a +r or -r disk, and does your dvd player say it supports that type??.. questions questions.. answer those first and chances are you will find the answer to why your dvd player doesn't like this disk you have supposedly copied.

edited by ddp
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 30 Mar 2012 @ 12:24
#5
Originally posted by KlaasVakie:
I used DVD Shrink to copy a DVD (region 2) to a DVD choosing Region 2. (I also tried Region free) Now the DVD player says it cannot play this type of DVD. Is there a setting that I have overlooked/not chosen that would solve the problem?

How old is your DVD Player? And what is the brand name of your DVD-R or DVD+R?

I see you're using DVD Shrink, that means either its Img Burn (or old DVD Decrypter), or Nero to burn. All of them can easily "booktyped" any of your backup to DVD-ROM (this is the best DVD format no question ask).

This is the "main" reason why I always booktyped all of my copies to DVD-ROM and I use nothing but Verbatim, Sony and Maxell (Made In Japan). Kind of hard to find "MIJ" these days though.
#6
Originally posted by ps355528:
nobody asks these pointed questions.. can you play it in your computer, and if so does the file structure look like the original dvd?

is it a +r or -r disk, and does your dvd player say it supports that type??.. questions questions.. answer those first and chances are you will find the answer to why your dvd player doesn't like this disk you have supposedly copied.

first rule of owning a brain is taking responsibility to use the thing for it's intended function.. I doubt most modern humans would be able to put 2 and 2 together and invent fire or the wheel these days.. I mean.. how the hell did somebody make the connection between rubbing sticks together and making something burn?. sparks are a little more obvious, but the same question applies ;)
It was with regret that I have read this 'answer'. I tried this forum seeking intelligent answers after I have tried the obvious.If this kind of answer constitutes the the mean IQ of 'Senior members' the the value of Hb will have a field day! .
I am sure now that I do not need this forum.
#7
ps355528, watch the uncalled for comments as was not needed!!
#8
Thank you Moderator!
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