Okay, not a computer newbie to say the least, but never burned a DVD. Just got the wife a laptop with a burner and running into the old "copyright protected" issue in trying to back up one of our DVD's. The computer has Nero Smart Start loaded and that is about as far as I got. Did some searches through the forum, but can't really find the answer I'm looking for. Would I be able to use this Nero software with some of software to decrypt the copyright code. Also, am I save in assuming that the size of the movie is based off of looking at the properties in Windows Explorer properties of the drive that is holding the movie? Thanks for any help that anyone can offer to my inept atttempt at backing up a DVD.