I've read most of the forum and got some of my answers. Thanks afterdawn.com and all of the supporters. Since I have all the essentials to back up my U.S.A. DVD movies now, one problem still remains. My DVD backup movies doesn't seem to play in my old DVD player (2000 model). Is there a way to burn the DVD movie backups to a DVD-R or DVD+R so that my old DVD player can read them too? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Currently, I'm using an E-Machines notebook with an AMD Athlon XP-M 2+GHz, 512 DDR Memory, 60 Gig HD, 80 Gig Seagate external HD (firewire), and burning my DVD's with a Plextor dual format external DVD burner (firewire). Software is Windows XP, Roxio Easy CD Creator, Nero, and DVD Shrink.