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new dvd burner....help

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by skoalmint, Dec 25, 2004.

  1. skoalmint

    skoalmint Member

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    just got a dvd burner...what downloads will i need to get(free)to make a copy of a dvd

    need a simple program(s) that are easy to use to burn a copy of a dvd ex:/ I.ROBOT..i have DVD-R cd's
     
  2. beavisfan

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    1. you'll need Dvd Shink for taking off the copy right coding and to fix it on a 4.3 Gb disc

    2. You proplly got software that lets you burn vob, ifo, bup that Dvd Shink made DO NOT BURN WITH DVD SHINK
     
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    zippyd Active member

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    Well normally I'd say that you should look around the site a bit, because we encourage people to do as much as they can on their own, but it is xmas and I'm in the holiday spirit.


    The programs you will need for free....
    http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/dvd_rippers/dvd_shrink.cfm
    http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/dvd_rippers/dvd_decrypter.cfm

    Some useful links for info.....

    http://www.dvdshrink.info/index.php
    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/105641
    http://www.afterdawn.com/guides/archive/dvd9_to_dvdr_with_dvd_shrink.cfm


    The quality of your blank discs can make a big difference in how your backups turn out so here's a couple of links for identifying your blank discs.

    http://dvd.identifier.cdfreaks.com/
    http://www.digitalfaq.com/media/dvdmedia.htm


    After you've ingested all that, if you have any questions, come on back.

    skoalberryblend ;)
     
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    zippyd Active member

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    @beavisfan
    Excellent advice. Don't even try to burn with DVD Shrink, because DVD Shrink can't burn! It will however recognize 3 burning programs and auto burn using whichever you set it up for. The 3 are: Nero, DVD Decrypter, and CopyToDVD.
     
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  5. skoalmint

    skoalmint Member

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    ok so i use dvd shink and it goes therough the dvd in like 2 minutes...then i use a dvd buring program??

    i only have a dvd burner and a cd-rw writer..its that good enough...or can i put the dvd in the dvd writer and take it out the put in a dvd-r?
     
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    Not exactly. The initial analysis breaks the DVD down into the categories of menus, main movie, and extras and identifies all the audio and subtitle tracks. To lower the compression needed to fit onto a single layer DVDR we want to get rid of anything we don't want like maybe if I don't speak swahili, I can get rid of that audio. If you check out the guides and some of the links that I gave you, that information is there for you. If you are absolutely dying to burn a movie right now with as little reading as possible then look for the post by ScubaPete on at this link.....
    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/105641


    Yes. After Shrink is done with the DVD, you can put a blank in the drive to burn to.


    The last two links that I gave skoalmint are a good starting point for deciding what media to use. Whenever you choose a blank always remember cost does not equal quality. Many lower quality brands often cost more higher quality brands do. But the overall favorite around here seems to be the Ritek G04 which I believe equals the Ritek Ridata DVD-R 4x. Ritek Ridata DVD+R 4x are Ritek G03 which are claimed to be subpar for video purposes.
    But if you are actually going to use dual layer media then I really wouldn't know what to recommend.
     
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