I am new in the game, but I would like to share my thoughts on how I have been copying dvd 9's. Here is how I copy dvd's. It may seem a little long, and too many steps to some more experienced users, but this has worked for me. Hardware, Pent 3 1.2 Ghz, 80 GB HD, Sony DRU-500A Software, DVD Decrypter, Instant Copy (Buy this program, a must-have)Nero Burning 1. First rip the dvd using DVD Decrypter. 2. Then encode it using Instant Copy (save to another file other than where ripped file went) takes about 3-5 hours depending on PC. 3. After encoded, Use Instant Copy to burn image to a DVD-RW. (Change burn speed to "low" in Instant Copy Settings) 4. After burn complete, eject dvd-rw, and reinsert back into drive. Media PLayer, or Power DVD should pop-up. Explore "My Computer" and the drive where the DVD-RW is to make sure that the files themselves show up. If they do then you can test in your stand-alone dvd player for a second test. 5. Now use DVD Decrypter to rip encoded image from DVD-RW and to your hard drive in a new folder (I title mine RW). Once the file is ripped into "RW" use Nero Express to burn to a regular DVD-R and the most important thing is to keep the burn speed at 1x! Now you are done and should have a perfect copy of a DVD-9.. I test the DVD-R in the "My Computer" and standaloe just as I did in step 4. The reason I do this is because sometimes after they copy they will play in standalones, but not show the files in 'Explorer". They usually play like shite in the standalone when this happens. If you are copying from a copy then you just rip to the hard drive, then burn at 1x... 1x is the key though to making good copys. It may take a while, but after making so many coasters it gets old, and I dont have money to burn. Peace and try this out and let me know what you think. It may be different with other models.