I have been nosing around this site for awhile before I decided to join. I can truly say the knowledge (including guides and personal tips) has helped me back up numerous hard to find dvds. DVD shrink is great as long as the disc is in good condition. The software along with afterdawns' forums is great and very user friendly. I would suggest all who wish to try dvd backup software I suggest using dvd shrink(free) along with dvd decrypter (also free). One thing, is there a way to get around when the disc has 1 sector not being being read. Anyway hopefully as I get better at using this software I can be a great asset to this forum.