As you all might figured, I am very new to this. I just got a lite-on dvd/rw for xmas. I downloaded dvd shrink, decryptor, img, and nero. I read the guides, how to's, and the forum but am very much confused. I'll just get to the point. Seems when using dvd shrink, u have 2 options: 1. rip the dvd in HD, and retrieve for compression and burning, or 2. open disk from dvd rom. Since dvd shrink has a built-in decryptor, is it possible to use dvd shrink from original dvd and compress/do analysis etc... without actually ripping it in the HD? Seems DVD-R is the choice for everyone than DVD+R. I didn't know this b/4 and bought DVD+R. Should I not even try with this and go with DVD-R? Thank you very much and happy holidays to you all.