Hello Group, Somewhat new to the technical side of dvd backup copying.........but I have been using dvddecrypter and dvdshrink for about a year and have been pleased with the results untill recently....which I now understand is newer copy protection scemes. So I installed ripit4me, followed instructions, started making copies. Well, I made about 20 of so before I tried to watch one, only to find that the copies had digital drop-outs all over the place-audio too-, but only after watching about 1/3 to 1/2 half of the movie. What gives here?? Anyone know?? Second question: Any reason why a movie dvd cannot be backed-up to two dvd's, without compression? Can it be done? I'm thinking of the old/original dvd's-the lp-size Laser Disk of the late 1970's that had you turning the disk over 1/2 way through the movie. Don't know about you, but it was ok with me--time for that drink, bathroom call or snack. If its reasonable to break the movie/audio at some point onto another disk, it would seem to me a great saving of time and learning curve with new backup schemes all the time, to say nothing of the commercial guy's always harking their latest expensive software. My two cents. Any thoughts??