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  1. txstang

    txstang Member

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    I'm using Smart ripper and dvd2one. My question is: Do I need to compress the ripped files if they are only 2.3G in total? The files that were ripped: vts_01.idx, vts_01.lst, vts_01_0.ifo; 3VOB files: vts_01_1, vts_01_2, vts_01_3.

    I used dvd2one and I got 1.99G, but different files. Files: VIDEO_TS.BUP, VIDEO_TS.IFO, VTS_01_0.BUP, VTS_01_0.IFO, VTS_01_1, VTS_01_2.

    What is the differnce between the two and the different files that are created? Would I get the speceal features or Main menu if I didn't use dvd2one? Or would it just be the movie anyway?
     
  2. ScubaPete

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    Hi there txstang,

    There is no need to compress anything that is under 4.36GB. Actually you could just DVD Decrypter and get a perfect 1:1 backup copy, that means the backup would be the exact same thing as the original, they can't be told apart AFA quality goes.

    Here's a guide for that --

    a guide for DVD Decrypter for DVD-5's

    ScubaPete's Guide to using DVD DECRYPTER TO BURN DVD-5's

    NOTE: When you are working with DVD-5's OR you wish to copy a DVD XCopy Xpress Backup DVD Decrypter is an excellent choice - a DVD-5's (<4.36GB) requires no compression.

    Now here's the "Uncle" ScubaPete's, can't miss, step-by-step guide to using DVD Decrypter -

    HINT:
    I always create a folder on my Desktop named " All DVD Work" and before ripping my DVD's I create another sub-folder with the name of the movie I'm backing up. (i.e. C:\All DVD Work\The last Samurai singing Dixie.)

    Next - you need to download this:
    (Get your DVD Decrypter's newest version here - )
    http://www.dvddecrypter.com/

    To do the backup with DVD Decrypter it's best to do it in the ISO image mode. First go to "Mode" then "ISO," then select "Read." Where it says "Source," select the drive containing your original DVD. Hopefully, this drive is your DVD-ROM drive. Using your burner to read a disc is hard on the drive. The constant starting and stopping of the drive can cause over-heating and can prematurely wear your burner out. If you have just the one drive, there's not much you can do but use it. Where it says "Destination," Browse until you find your pre-made folder and select that. Now "Click" the Disc-to-HD icon
    .

    When the "Reading sound" signals that the job is complete, remove your original DVD and insert your *blank DVD. Then go back to "Mode," then "ISO" and then choose "Write". Now we go to "Source" and locate our folder where our ISO file resides. Then, let's head to "Destination" and select our burning drive where our blank DVD disc awaits. Lastly, we "Click" the HD to disc icon and STAND BACK FROM THE COMPUTER ! It's too late in the game to want to make a **coaster, isn't it ?
    Your PC requires more resources while it's burning than at any other time. The only other thing that requires that much of your PC's resources is the encoding of your DVD. To copy a DVD successfully it's only necessary to use a decent grade media and to let your PC do its "thing" without your interference -
    until we hear the "Finished tune". This method will also make excellent copies of previous backups made with any other application, as your backups don't require any additional compression.

    *DO USE RiData, Sony, Ritek G04, Verbatim DataLife Plus or media boasting "Advanced AZO Dye. All other media could very well cause errors, only the very best media should be used for DVD Video backups. Now is defiantly not the time to put your crappy cheap stuff in - )

    **Coaster is a single-write DVD that for one reason or another hasn't been burned correctly and therefore cannot be played. Its only use is for a beer coaster. NOTE: It is illegal to use a DVD coaster for any other drink but beer.

    Thanks for stopping in and remember,
    When you want Guides with a personality, shop ScubaPete :p)

    Let me know how that does -

    Because the files didn't need to be compressed I'm not sure why DVDToOne did it. If it were me, I'd want to use the original files (that's why I'd use DVD Decrypter). What's in the compressed should be in the compressed files but with slightly less quality.

    As I've already said, whatever was on the original you'd have on the copy if you use DVD Decrypter. If you set CopyToDVD to movie only, you'd get just that.

    I hope that answers everything –

    Pete
     
  3. txstang

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    Now that was the most informative response I've ever recieved. Thanks alot ScubaPete!! I'll let you know how it all turns out.
     
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    Ok I used DVD decrypter ISO read write and it worked great! Perfect copy...now I have another question. Is there anyway or software that I can rip large dvd's 4.7+ and take out the extras to bring the size below 4.7 so I can do a copy with just the menus and scene selection? I would like to also keep the making of the movie or documentaries if space permits. Can I pick what I want to keep and throw out?
     
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    There are many choices of re-author proggys, Everything from Nero's recode to DVDLab but since I named them, take a lQQk at them and see if you like them - (Sorry but DVD Shrink will cause you to lose your menu function) Here they are:

    Nero:
    http://www.nero.com/us/631898252770313.html

    DVD Lab:
    http://www.mediachance.com/dvdlab/history.html

    Cheers,

    Pete

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