[Since writing, there have been developments with this software and DVD2ONE, read through additional posts in this thread] Hello again guys! This is meant as a miniguide for those of you already familiar with my mini guide for DVD2ONE and who have some pretty good DVD ripping knowledge also. Newbies can also post to this thread, of course, but no obvious questions, like 'where can I get this SmartRipper stuff' !! You will need : 1 : either SmartRipper of DVD Decrypter 2 : DVD95COPY (trial available here : http://www.dvd95copy.com/demodl.htm) 3 : Burning software (I will use Nero, please use what you want, but I won't have tested it. You will not be using any wizards or anything like that, so make sure you know how to make a standalone compliant DVD in your software) For those of you who don't know, DVD95Copy addresses some of those issues that DVD2ONE did not address. Now, don't get me wrong, I love DVD2ONE and if all you want is you movie, start to end, with no extras or menus and just those subs and dubs you need, there really is nothing better IMHO. Unless of course you want to backup an episodal DVD. Then you're stuck However, many of you have been lamenting the fact that it does not do extras and menus, so after some effort, these other developers have come up with DVD95COPY. It is here now and it works, one thing though. Modern recorded DVDs are usually well over 7GB sometimes more with all extras. Even if you strip out some of the unwanted dialogue or subs, you will still be left with something large. Because you are keeping menus and all extras (future versions will offer the chance to remove those you don't want, so theoretically you could just have a menu and movie solution) the resulting movie will be smaller (consequently lower quality) than with DVD2ONE. This is because although the menus and extras are really compacted (and I mean REALLY compacted!) the movie will inevitably be less than 4.36GB, upto 1GB less depending on extras. If you have a really long movie and , lets say loads of extra scenes, your movie could be 140 minutes and only 3.5GB. Think about this before committing to this solution and consider DVDxCOPY, or other two disc solutions for these movies if you must keep all the extras. Never forget that a commercially available DVD is DVD9, which is 9GB (two layers), twice as big as a DVD-R. That said, this is really a great piece of software, so on with the guide: 1 : Rip your movie to the hard drive in File mode using your choice of ripper software, making sure you have enough space and that you select ALL files. Usually the ripping software selects only the main movie. Of course you need everything, menus and episodes, if it is that kind of DVD. 2 : Make a directory called something like moviefinal on your harddrive and open DVD95COPY. Click the OPENDVD (which means open it from harddrive) and locate the folder which you ripped your movie into originally (If using DVD Decrypter, this will be the VIDEO_TS folder inside the movie name folder.) 3 : After locating the ripped files, you will be given the options (English automatically selected) of languages and subs. Choose the ones you want and click on the destination directory button. 4 : Locate the empty folder you made and click the start button. The encoding process can take upto 3 hours, but they are intending on improving this. Once the encoding is finished, you can go onto burning. I like to include burning instructions in my miniguide, so here goes: 1 : Open Nero and close that bloody wizard ;-) 2 : Select new compilation, select DVD and then DVD ROM UDF/ISO. Leave all the settings as before (make sure 1.02 File system version is selected under UDF tab for compatibility) and click new. 3 : Create two folders under the left hand window, one called VIDEO_TS the other AUDIO_TS (which will remain empty) and drag and drop the files which are in the moviefinal folder to the VIDEO_TS folder (it must be open!) window in the middle and click burn. Burn slow and use good discs. I have tested this method on Phillips 622, Thomson (something, not sure of model!) Panasonic portable and some others with great results. Please post any questions to this thread. Really stupid questions (this is forum for advanced users after all) will be ignored and deleted, please go to the newbies section if you are not ready. As usual we will get posts for links to cracks and to serial numbers etc. As usual anyone doing this will be banned and have the added enjoyment of going into my new hall of fame for stupidity. I have not checked with the webmaster yet, but I intend to make a sticky thread in 'Safety Valve' with links to all that dorkage some people seem to come up with. Good luck and happy burning! Paul.