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I have tried everything and still a moron

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by Icedfire, Sep 8, 2004.

  1. Icedfire

    Icedfire Member

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    I recently got a DVD-R and have been trying to record to dvd. I could not use the decrypter and burn as it was to large. Now, I try and use dvd shrink and it comes up with an error while scanning the dvd. Then I tried to use a file that I got through dvd decrypter and burn it onto the dvd, came up with an error. I'm going crazy. I read somewhere that since I have win xp, that it might be the problem. But isnt there a program that would work with xp by now? Help me please someone!!Thanks in advance.

    -Brendon
     
  2. bigfoot30

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    Hello Icedfire
    There are a lot of things that need to be clarified in your question. But I'll bet we can work it out. What versions of Shrink and DVDdecrypter are you using? What media are you trying to burn to? Have you read the guide for burning with Shrink/decrypter?,,If not,, follow link at the bottom of my post. Also,, what errors are you getting?
    _X_X_X_X_X_[small]Gateway 2.5ghz P4 XP home
    512 ram 80 gb hd
    DVDShrink, dvd decrypter, Nero 6
    LGE 4020b Ritek GO4's DVDInfoPro
    http://www.afterdawn.com/guides/

    As you wander down this path called life, let this one thing be you goal. Keep your eye upon the donut,[/small]
     
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  3. Gringle

    Gringle Guest

    Nope:

    Yer fust error is t'is 2 consider yeself a moron.
    outside in the real world, there are people who would consider the phase an insult..lolol
     
  4. ScubaPete

    ScubaPete Senior member

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    Yep, yep, we a lot more information -

    What error did you get ?

    Am I to assume you haven't gotten it to your HD yet ?


    Also, guides will be guides but a ScubaPete guide is a whole different animal - Here's one -

    Here we go, step by step - it can’t fail, “Uncle” ScubaPete’s can’t miss “We’re going ta burn a DVD backup right now, youngin’s’” Guide to backing up :p).

    First create a folder for your HD backup. . This is the place on your HD where DVD Shrink will work on your movie files and DVD Decrypter can pick them up to burn to disc. Try to put it someplace where you won’t forget it (i.e. C:All DVD Work”Pirates on the North Shore of Alaska”).

    Next download DVD Decrypter and under mode select "ISO, Write". Un-tick the box that says "Verify". Where it says, "source", you'll leave that blank as DVD Decrypter will find the location of your backed up DVD file automatically. Lastly, where it says "Destination", select the drive where your burner resides. Feel free to close DVD Decrypter, DVD Shrink will open it when it needs it.
    Here’s the link for the newest DVD Decrypter -
    http://www.dvddecrypter.com/

    Download DVD Shrink. Open it and click "Edit", then click "Preferences" on this page we're going to select "DVD Target Size" as "Custom" and set the size between "4260" and "4300MB" - we do this to make sure that we don't write too close to the edge of the disc. Then under the "File I/O" tab un-tick "Enable burning with Nero" then click "OK"

    Here’s the link for the newest DVD Shrink -
    http://www.dvdshrink.org/

    Now you can place your original DVD in your DVD-ROM drive and a DVD blank in your burner's drive (If you have two drives). If you only have the one drive, put your original in that drive now. When the time comes for you to put in your blank in either the drive door will open OR a message will appear. As for your DVD blank media, THIS IS IMPORTANT. Poor quality DVD blanks are responsible for a host of copying errors and hence, failures. Look for a thread dealing with backup media where we'll discuss DVD media in depth. But for now, PLEASE acquire some of the following. Recommended media for use with this Beginner's guide. Quality media would be Sony, TDK, Ritek G04, Verbatim "DataLife", Ridata or any media boasting "Advanced Metal AZO". – As I mentioned, we'll go into more on proper media in another thread.. This might be a good time to use a DVD RW. We won't use them regularly because for 1, many DVD players don't play them and 2, they cost too much (Lol). We do want to use them because if we make a mistake, it won't cost us a disc. When we get our steps down we'll then switch to our single-write media.

    Now let’s burn a DVD. Today we're doing a total backup, that's all the things on the original disc. There's no problem in doing this as long as we do not see any "Red" on the size bar at the top, right-hand area of DVD Shrink's program. (If you should see some "Red" there, on the size bar, simply "Un-tick" any foreign languages, Director's comments or DTS sound boxes until the "Red" disappears.) With no "Red" visible on the size bar we just let the "Automatic" (Default) settings alone. THEN we select "Backup". Take just a second and under "Target Device" go to "Select backup target " once there, select "ISO Image File and burn with DVD Decrypter". Now, under "Quality Settings, "tick" "Compress video with high quality adaptive error compensation" there you may adjust quality enhancements. Practicing with the settings can produce even better end products. For a no-frills DVD's like "There's something about Mary" I like Extra Smooth BUT for DVD's with a lot of special effects, I use the Extra Sharp setting. That's for me, you'll have to decide what you like :) If all the boxes are "grayed out" that's OK, it means your DVD is small enough that little will be lost from the original. Finally, where it says "Select target image file", browse till you find your created folder for your backup and click "Save". That's it ! Click "OK" and DVD Shrink burns that ISO image to your HD. It then opens DVD Decrypter and has it burn the ISO image to your waiting blank DVD.
    Don’t use your PC for anything at all while it’s working.

    * There have been issues where playing your DVD on your burner may result in errors during processing :-(

    When you're looking for a guide with a personality, shop ScubaPete :p)

    Cheers,

    Pete
     
  5. bigfoot30

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    LOL,,, Pete,, you're a NUT !!!
    _X_X_X_X_X_[small]Gateway 2.5ghz P4 XP SP2
    DVDShrink, dvd decrypter, Nero 6
    LGE 4020b Ritek GO4's DVDInfoPro
    http://www.afterdawn.com/guides/
    "As you wander down this path called life, let this one thing be you goal. Keep your eye upon the donut, and not upon the hole"[/small]
     
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  6. ScubaPete

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    Well thanks there "Big" guy, I'm glad someone noticed :)


     
  7. Sophocles

    Sophocles Senior member

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    Pete A NUT!!!!!!!

    This isn't exactly a well kept secret.

    Is it me or have things changed?

    Have you been to this link?
    When you get there say hi to Cozza!

    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/82510
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    Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth." Sherlock Holmes (by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 1859-1930)[/small]
     
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  8. bigfoot30

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    I just noticed, but an aweful lot of folks who create these threads, never reply to let you know how it worked for them,,, just a quick observation
     
  9. Sophocles

    Sophocles Senior member

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    bigfoot

    I was just yanking Petes chain, of course he's a nut, look how long he's been posting on AD. LOL
     
  10. bigfoot30

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    Yeppers,,, lol,,, anyone who would answer "how do you burn a dvd?" 10,000 times and still keep his sense of humor must have a short oar in the water,,, lol
     

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