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Can't Install DVD X COPY

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by gobig, Oct 17, 2004.

  1. gobig

    gobig Member

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    Hello out there. Trying to get in on this whole DVD copying thing. I purchased a copy of I COPY DVDS 2. No such luck. Next I purhased a copy of DVD X on E-bay. It will not register when I type in the License ID and Password. I have a new Dell running Windows XP. Can anybody point me in the right direction???
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    Hi, the best dvd ripper I have come across is DVD decrypter and DVD shrink. They are both free to download and easy to use.

    Megs009
     
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    Thanks I'll give them a try. One to read and one to burn. Is that the deal?
     
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    If you look in this forum under burning copy protected dvds there is a step by step guide in there written by scuba pete. print this then download the decrypter and shrink you need both for it to work. You do not need nero to burn them as you will see in the guide

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    Hi there gobig, welcome to AD,

    Let's see if we can make this painless. I haven't used I Copy DVDs 2 BUT setting DVD XCopy can really try your patience and maybe should be left to a time when you don't feel pressured.

    Let me focus in on the other 2 proggys mentioned.
    Now, I need for you to do 2 little things for me if you will -
    First, go grab something to drink, a cup of coffee, Tea Or a soda will do for now AND -
    Second, go and grab hold of one of your favorite DVD's cause me and you is a-goin ta copy that "Bad Boy" in the next little short-short, Okie, Dokie ?

    Yep, I thought you'd say that -

    Me, I'm going to wait right here until you get back and then we'll get started -

    Are we all set ?

    Great !

    Of course the main thing is to download the programs before you can think of doing anything :)

    Program # 1.
    (Get your DVD Decrypter's newest version here - )
    http://www.dvddecrypter.com/

    Program # 2.
    (Get your DVD Shrink's newest version here - )
    http://www.dvdshrink.org/

    Now that we've done that – exactly

    Get yourself nice and relaxed and follow this here, it's a step by step - and this baby can't fail, kweeler than a snowball down the back of your pants (Weeeee, :)

    First create a folder for your HD backup work. Try to put it someplace where you won't forget it (i.e. C:\All My DVD Work\Dumb and Dumber Meet the Parents Out for a Kill get Eaten Alive.)

    To be sure we don't miss a setting and that all steps are followed EXACTLY -

    PRINT THIS GUIDE OUT NOW !

    Next, lets get DVD Decrypter setup so it can burn in the background after DVD Shrink has done its thing - Ya ready ?? Yea, I knew you were :) Right-o, open up DVD Decrypter and under "Mode" select "ISO, Write". "un-tick" the box that says "Verify". Where it says "Source", you'll leave that blank as DVD Decrypter will find the location of your backed up DVD file automatically. Lastly, where it says "Destination", select the drive where your burner resides. Feel free to close DVD Decrypter, DVD Shrink will open it when it needs it. ("Gee willikers Mr. Bill, I'm tired already - this is truly a lot of work." (Lol);)

    Next, open DVD Shrink, you have the latest version of DVD Shrink so click "Edit", then click "Preferences" on this page we're going to select "DVD Target Size" as "Custom" and set the size no higher than 4360MB - If your blank discs aren't the best, drop your size to around 4300MB. We do this to make extremely sure that our disc isn't too large AND that we're not burning to the very edge of the disc. Then under the "File I/O" tab "un-tick "Enable burning with Nero" then click "OK".
    Place your original DVD in your DVD-ROM drive and a DVD blank in your burner's drive. If you have only a single drive, begin by placing your original in the drive first - When it necessary to put your blank in, you will be prompted to do so. DO USE; Phillips, RiData, Sony, TDK, Ritek G04, Verbatim DataLife, Verbatim DataLife Plus, media boasting "Advanced Metal AZO", Taiyo Yuden's and generally, almost any discs manufactured by Mitsubishi are excellent bets. Other media could well be the cause on unnecessary errors, only the very best media should be used for DVD Video burning. Now is defiantly not the time to put your, "Boy did I save money buying this crappy cheap stuff." in - )
    Now let's burn a DVD. Today we're doing a total backup, that's all the things on the original disc. There's no problem in doing this as long as we do not see any "Red" on the size bar at the top, right-hand area of DVD Shrink's program. (If you should see some "Red" there, on the size bar, simply "Un-tick" any foreign languages like Bovine Slobber Jaw, Saturn Ring Worrble, Director's comments or DTS sound boxes until the "Red" disappears.) With no "Red" visible on the size bar we just let the "Automatic" (Default) settings alone. THEN we select "Backup". Take just a second and under "Target Device" go to "Select backup target " once there, select "ISO Image File and burn with DVD Decrypter" .
    Now, under "Quality Settings", if it's SPEED you're after, "un-tick" the box which says, "Perform deep analysis" and "un-tick" the box for "Compress the video with high quality adaptive error compensation". This will give you acceptable DVD backup.
    If it's QUALITY you're after and have some extra time to spend, "tick" Perform deep analysis" before backup to improve quality AND "tick" "Compress video with high quality adaptive error compensation." There you may adjust quality enhancements. Practicing with the settings can produce even better end products. For a no-frills DVD's like "There's something about Mary" I like Extra Smooth BUT for DVD's with a lot of special effects, I use the Extra Sharp setting. That's for me, you'll have to decide what you like :) If all the boxes are "grayed out" that's OK, it means your DVD is small enough that little will be lost from the original. Finally, where it says "Select target image file", browse till you find your created folder for your backup and click "Save". That's it ! Click "OK" and DVD Shrink begins the process that burns that ISO image to your HD. What that means is DVD Shrink then opens DVD Decrypter and has it burn the ISO image to your waiting blank DVD.
    Don't use your PC for anything at all while it's working.

    I'M NOT KIDDING ! STAND BACK FROM THE COMPUTER !

    Now remember, when you need a guide with a misguided sense of reality, shop ScubaPete :p)

    Cheers,

    Pete

    Hurry back, we'll be a-waiting for a full report -
     

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