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Help with DVD-R

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by lldowney, Jan 20, 2005.

  1. lldowney

    lldowney Member

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    I'm a VERY new user to dvd-r..... I have the decrypter, intervideo & DVD shrink on my computer. Can someone help me with the instructions on recording a dvd movie? So far I totally SUCK at trying to figure it out myself! My computer is new...I tried to follow the instructions online to no avail.............. PLEASE HELP!
     
  2. saugmon

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    If you are trying to burn larger movies "dvd-9" you will also have to install dvd shrink "free". This will compress the large movies to fit onto 1 standard dvdr disc.

    Here is one site for guides: http://mysite.verison.net/eric.groves/pg48.html

    bbmayo and scuba pete have excellent guides as well. Just look in the guides forums and some guides are also listed in each of the dvd forum rooms in the bold closed threads.

    Nero and dvd shrink are the main programs I use.
     
  3. brobear

    brobear Guest

    Info for beginners: (I'll mention a few popular programs, but there are others of these types.)
    Backing up factory DVD movies has 3 basic steps and a few things to remember.
    The steps are:
    1)Decrypt/deCSS;
    One could add edit, but that isn't always necessary.
    2)Encode/Transcode (Fit to the target disc, shrink when necessary);
    3)Burn.

    You can have one program that does it all, some programs do a couple of the steps and some only do one step or one step at a time.

    Decrypting can be done with driver type decrypters like AnyDVD or with apps such as DVD Decrypter or DVD Shrink.

    DVD Decrypter is used to decrypt and rip files to the (HD) hard drive. If DVD Decrypter is going to be used as a burner, 2 important things have to be remembered.
    1)Use the ISO read mode to decrypt and
    2)the file size has to be below 4.37 (GB) gigabytes.
    If the file is above 4.37GB, DVD Decrypter cannot burn the ISO file to a 4.7GB disc. [Note: 4.7 is a retail designation for a disc; the actual size of a 4.7 disc that a computer reads is 4.37GB.] File size is important to know.

    DVD Shrink can be used to decrypt and rip to the HD. Normally though, Shrink is used to decrypt a disc, using a temporary file, and transcoding the file in preparation to be burned. Nero isn't part of Shrink, but is the default app that Shrink uses to burn automatically. Shrink can also use DVD Decrypter in ISO burn mode and CopytoDVD can also be used. I suggest Nero, as DVD Shrink is already set to use it.

    There are a number of transcoding programs, browsing the forums can get a lot of info on those. It's already been mentioned what they do. Just remember, simply speaking, this step is to prep the file for burning.

    There are a number of apps on the market now. Due to laws, most of the popular recording programs now are trancoding and burning programs. These recording programs have to have a decrypter. With a driver type decrypter the program runs as though it was one of the older ripper programs that did everything. With the manual type decrypters the files are ripped to the HD and the file then has to be opened by the recording program.

    Burner or recording programs are either incorporated into programs or are separate in recording suites. I mentioned Nero as it is a favorite on many forums and a favorite of mine. There are others. I find CopyToDVD to be a good choice as well. DVD Decrypter is a good freeware choice.
     
  4. brobear

    brobear Guest

    I used Shrink and now own DVDCopy3 from InterVideo. I prefer using the AnyDVD and rip hard drive files with DVD Decrypter and then use DVDCopy3 to open the Video_TS folder and encode and burn the backup.
     

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