Hello everyone, I'm new to the group and have found that browsing through the posts has been quite useful! a special thanks to Jim_Dandy, Daba, and Scubapete for all of their useful pearls. I'm not out to copy the entire blockbuster video collection for my private library (Ironically, providing both blockbuster and the movie studios thousands of dollars in sales and rentals) If I see a movie title that I want... I buy it. The kids can be a little rough on the DVD's though, my daughter is getting to the age where she can put in a DVD herself. I'd like to give her a little CD wallet of her own and say "Go nuts, kid!" without having to worry about scratches. I would consider myself a DVD hobbyist. I want to have some fun seeing what I can do with the DVD's that I own. I have small children, and I'm protective about what they watch, it would be nice to edit some of their disney DVDs so as not to barrage them with scenes and previews of movies that aren't appropriate for the younger viewers, not to mention the endless commercials for di$neyland. I'd also like to edit out key scenes within a movie that I don't want my kids to see (like in peter pan when the pirates are shooting at each other, or in monsters inc. Where one of the guys flushes a bunch of toys down the toilet (Gave my daughter nightmartes.. thanks pixar) I have about 70-80 DVDs that I keep nicely in an 8x10 cd wallet (Those bulky DVD boxes are NOT a part of my Retro-modern Decor ) I'd like to create a DVD containing all of the theatrical trailers for some or all of the dvd's that I have so I can just let it play at random and when I see one that interests me, I can play it. (Looking at the title or cover doesn't always do it for me) I downloaded DVD Shrink 126.96.36.199 as well as DVD decrypter 188.8.131.52 and have yet to successfully back up a single movie. Even after following the advice on this board. I tried backing up the *.IFO file in DVD shrink, but it experiences an "Encryption error" and stops. It will still leave an *.IFO file (3.6 Gig size) in my temporary directory, but DVD decrypter can't do anything with the file (Must be a partial file or something). The first thing I'm trying to do is create a movie DVD with no menus or extras. I should be able to fit a standard length movie onto a DVD-R with no compression, right? ANy help would be greatly appreciated!