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I've got problem with DVDshrink, HELP! PLSSSSSS....

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by Xyric, Aug 31, 2004.

  1. Xyric

    Xyric Member

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    any one who can help me? i try to backup the dvd9 movie to dvd5 by using dvdshrink because i've read your forum... they say it is good software and the ratio is 1:1 copy but when i try it why i have a pixeltion or the resolution of the copy that i made is not clear. i'm using centrino notebook with dvd-rom and external dvd writer. i need your help pls.... tell me what to do?
     
  2. Car.Mike

    Car.Mike Active member

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    Xyric,
    Welcome to the forum. The pixelization is usually caused by low-grade blank media. If you go to this site: http://www.videohelp.com/ and look on the left side under Lists you will see DVD Writers. Click that and then you will have to enter the name and model # of the burner. It will bring you up to another screen and that screen will show you what other blank media they are using w/ that burner and if they are having any problems w/ the media
     
  3. ddlooping

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    Hello. :)

    Xyric, you could also try:
    - defragmenting your hard-drives.
    - burning at a lower speed.
    - making sure to not use the PC for other tasks while burning. ;)
     
  4. ScubaPete

    ScubaPete Senior member

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    Xyric, Welcome to aD :)



    Whoever told you that doesn't know anything about DVD copying.

    A DVD-5 (and they are few) can be copied 1:1 and can be done in a hurry using DVD Decrypter.

    Here ya go, it's a guide for DVD Decrypter for DVD-5's

    ScubaPete's Guide to using DVD DECRYPTER TO BURN DVD-5's

    NOTE: When you are working with DVD-5's OR you wish to copy a DVD Xcopy Xpress Backup DVD Decrypter is an excellent choice - a DVD-5's (<4.36GB) requires no compression.
    Now here's the "Uncle" ScubaPete's, can't miss, step-by-step guide to using DVD Decrypter -

    HINT:
    I always create a folder on my Desktop named " All DVD Work" and before ripping my DVD's I create another sub-folder with the name of the movie I'm backing up. (i.e. C:\All DVD Work\The last Samurai singing Dixie.)

    Next – you need to download this:
    (Get your DVD Decrypter’s newest version here - )
    http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/dvd_rippers/dvd_decrypter.cfm

    To do the backup with DVD Decrypter it's best to do it in the ISO image mode. First go to "Mode" then "ISO," then select "Read." Where it says "Source," select the drive containing your original DVD. Hopefully, this drive is your DVD-ROM drive. Using your burner to read a disc is hard on the drive. The constant starting and stopping of the drive can cause over-heating and can prematurely wear your burner out. If you have just the one drive, there's not much you can do but use it. Where it says "destination," Browse until you find your pre-made folder and select that. Now "Click" the Disc-to-HD icon.

    When the "Reading sound" signals that the job is complete, then go back to "Mode," then "ISO" and then choose "Write". Now we go to "Source" and locate our folder where our ISO file resides. Then, let's head to "Destination" and select our burning drive where our blank DVD disc awaits. Lastly, we "Click" the HD to disc icon and stand away from the computer until we hear the "Finished tune". This method will also make excellent copies of previous backups made with any other application, as your backups don't require any additional compression.

    Thanks for stopping in and remember,
    When you want Guides with a personality, shop ScubaPete :)



    Most of todays DVD's are DVD-9's meaning they are larger than 4.36GB and so require something like DVD Shrink. As the name implies, it compresses or "Shrinks" a DVD's files to fit on a single DVD. When that's done you don't have a 1:1 anymore.

    Don't get me wrong, DVD Shrink is an excellent proggy - probably better than some well known for $$$$ proggys but it isn't 1:1 :)

    Now ya know - we do learn something every day -

    Cheers,

    Pete


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  5. askyew

    askyew Regular member

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    Hiya Xyric you said that you are backing up a dvd9 to a dvd5 with a ratio of 1:1. I am assuming that you are saying 1:1 meaning one disc to one disc because a dvd9 will not fit on a dvd5 without compressing and/or re-authoring the original. An excellent guide for shrinking can be found here:
    http://www.afterdawn.com/guides/archive/dvd9_to_dvdr_with_dvd_shrink.cfm
    I generally re-author and use only the main movie as this will reduce the amount of compression. Anytime the compression ratio is a number lower than 90% I make sure that shrink runs a deep analysis of the movie. I have also used the start/end feature to squeeze just the movie with no credits on a disc. I wonder if the movie you tried to shrink had both the widescreen and normal format on it. I have never tried to compress a movie with both formats because of the amount of compression just seemed too high.
     
  6. ScubaPete

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    A fine guide but leaves one hanging with no burner -

    You can do it this way and have your disc made -

    Let’s go get one of your favorite DVD’s and make a copy of it so should something unforeseen happen like an ice flow hitting the Mojave Desert and freezing the original, you’ll have a backup of it -


    IS EVERYBODY READY ???

    Well Ok then, let’s just sit down and get comfy in front of the Big screen TV cause in just a minute or so the “Uncle ScubaPete Show” will be coming on the air –

    - CLICK –

    ”Brought to you this evening by AfterDawn, the “Fat chewing” champion’s location of choice - and under threats by a crazed spear waving maniac, we are forced to present Mr. Brain-Dead, direct from his extend stay at the Happy Hills Institute of the Mentally Disabled and Disturbed Souls, and here he’ll be until it’s been discovered that he’s escaped yet again from that fine facility - and here he is, live and unfortunately still disturbed, it’s Uncle ScubaPete - - - - “

    Ooooohh Boy, Ooohh Boy, The ScubaPete’s so happy I could spit fish !

    Big fat finny fish !

    And what’s soo great it could get Old ScubaPete (the original couch potato) excited ?

    FREE STUFF that’s what, FREE STUFF !

    I know I run behind the times but this needs Shouting Out !

    The new DVD Shrink version 3.2. really started it all !

    (Get your DVD Shrink’s newest version here - )
    http://www.dvdshrink.org/

    Yea I know, it’s been out for a while, like me, I’ve been out for a while but I just found out how truly kweel the new DVD Shrink was -

    We now we can go from Soup to Nuts, with just 2 programs and they are DVD Shrink and DVD Decrypter -

    (Get your DVD Decrypter’s newest version here - )
    http://www.dvddecrypter.com/

    DID you know - that after we get setup, there are only 3 clicks (It takes 4 clickie things using DVD Xcopy) to go from start to finish ? How good is that ?

    First, you should create a folder for your DVD backup before hand. 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 of the Caribbean

    Now open up DVD Decrypter - and under "Mode", select "ISO" then "Write" - under "Source" you may leave that blank as DVD Decrypter will find the location that DVD Shrink will put your ISO files in all by itself. Select your "Destination" as your Burner - and make sure that the box that says "verify" is un-ticked (This last one will cut down on DVD Decrypter errors). Do that now. OK, feel free to close DVD Decrypter now because when DVD Shrink is finished it will open DVD Decrypter all by itself.

    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 media, after all my efforts, it had better be Ritek G04, Verbatim "DataLife", Ridata, Sony or media boasting "Advanced Metal AZO". Other media could well be the cause of errors. Only the very best media should be used for DVD Video backups. Remember that RW discs will probably not play in standalone players. But I suggest that you use your RW now until you get comfortable with the backup process. That way we won't be creating any "Coasters" during our trial period :) Now is defiantly not the time to put your crappy, "Look how much money I saved on these." cheap stuff in. If you don't know what I'm talking about – you had better go back to reading these forum threads and seeing all the poor media complaints -.

    Now go into DVD Shrink, click "Edit", then click "Preferences" on this page we're going to select "DVD Target Size" as "Custom" and set the size anywhere between "4260MB" to "4300" - we do this to make sure that we don't burn to the very edge of the disc. Then, under the "File I/O" tab [bd]un-tick[/b] "Enable burning with Nero" then click "OK". Let's do it now !

    Now let's burn a DVD, OK ? Click "Open Disk" and let DVD Shrink analyze (rip) your DVD. If you wish, we can edit your movie now. To trim your movie a little, you can "un-tick" audio you don't want like the foreign audio streams, i.e. Klingon, Solarian Cluster Mush OR Eastern Himalayan Yak language selections or the Director's comments (also known as Outer Mongolian). This will result in your DVD requiring less compression and therefore providing you with a better quality picture. If you would like, as I do, to get rid of all the extras and trailers thus compressing your movie as little as possible (giving you the very best quality picture), click "Re-author" then, under "Main Movie" select "Title 1" If there are more choices, look at the time and select the longest one as that is usually the main attraction. Click and drag the "Title 1" from the right-hand side of the screen to the left-hand side, under the "DVD Structure" (DVD) and release it there. Bingo, Bango, you are done editing, giving you the least compression (best quality), backup possible. Now select "Full Disc" to get ready to finish.
    If you want 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. (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". 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. - Believe it or not, that was as hard as it ever gets –

    "Why is that." You ask ?

    "Because the next time all those boxes you had to do this time are already done – " I replied.
    "Pissshaaa," you say.

    "Naaah." Says I. "Tis really and truly the most honest truth !" I added. :D)

    “OK, Ok, What now.” Says you.

    (OOOhh, Pooohh, I gotta stop this “says you, says me," stuff before I hurt myself. It’s wearing me fingers out) - - (Switching to regular typing mode - - "clink", "Pop", -) - Done –

    OK, time to move on (switching to the moving on mode - click, %@# rattle - snap, - #%@-Ouuuch, S@it, that hurt -,
    OK, I got it -CRUnch&#$ ) - - Moving on -

    And I KNOW you aren’t going anywhere near that PC while it’s working cause you don’t want me a-smackin your knuckles with my Nun’s ruler do ya ?

    Yea, I thought not. - Screwin’ up the burn this late in the game would absolutely tick old ScubaPete off, causing me to choke on my fine finny fish dinner -

    Now tell me, - - - Wasn’t that finer than frog hair ?

    Slicker than a southern slimy slithery sloth ?

    Yep, ya see there, I thought you’d say that -

    Truly fine, that backup was - -

    “Hark, I heard a Backup Beep” –

    Aaauuugh, the officers in the white coats and armed with the big nets and straight jackets are here - a-backing up to my front door - nice talkin with you, this old ScubaPete just remembered he has to be somewhere, anywhere (looking for the backdoor) - -

    Enjoy youse selves and your backed up DVD’s –

    I’ll be a-seeeein’ ya round the ‘ole Chuck wagon –

    Ooohhhhh, I almost forgot –
    We expect ya to send word by way of de Pony Express on how you made out – Don't you forget now – we're expecting to hear from you -


    Now where are my quarters, and Where’s ol’ Paint, me trusty Horsie - - -

    Gotta go, gotta go - (jamming quarters in ole Paint’s neck)

    Get’em up Gurttie, gotta go, click, clump, (feedin’ in more quarters, maybe Paint’ll go
    faster - )

    Clippity, clippity, clippity clop -

    an we’re off – Sea Yaaaaaaaaaaaaa - -


    (Remember, when you want a guide with an attitude, shop ScubaPete :)

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  7. askyew

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    sniff,sniff That was lovely guide uncle Pete it brings tears to my eyes.
     
  8. michigan

    michigan Guest

    It gets better with every revision. You should sell it to Comedy Central (and keep the rights of course, the newbies would be SOL without it)
     

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