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Discussion in 'DVDR' started by zeppelin1, Sep 12, 2004.

  1. zeppelin1

    zeppelin1 Member

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    First let me say that this site is absolutely incredible. OK. I want to back up all my kids DVD movies and for that matter all my motion picture DVDs. I just downloaded DVD Shrink and have Nero 6.3.1.5. Is this all I need or do I have to download DVD Decrypter also.
     
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    In most cases this all you need. Every once in a while you might have to use DVD Decrypter because some movies are tougher to decrypt.
     
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    Shrink and Nero will do it for you. In Shrinks settings just make sure you check the box for BURN WITH NERO. Check the guides off the guide tab at the page top if you need instructions.

    Jerry

     
  4. zeppelin1

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    Thanks to all. So I should download DVD Decrypter just as a fail safe back up to Nero?
     
  5. ScubaPete

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    OR you can look right here :)

    “Uncle” ScubaPete’s step by step, easy-as-pie, “Newbie Starter Recipe” for DVD Shrink 3.2.0.15 and Nero Ultra Edition 6 -

    We will start our dish with a main ingredient of DVD Shrink 3.2 ~
    It's FREE, can do almost everything you could wish in as few as 3 steps - It will rip your movies (gets rid of that “pesky” copyright protection thingy ;-) and it does it in generally 1 to 3 minutes.

    It can be used for your smaller DVD-5’s (<4.36GB) and it also allows you to compress your larger DVD-9's (>4.36GB) to the necessary 4.36GB in order to insure a nice burn without encroaching onto the very edge of your DVD disc. The finished product is sure to please with no significant loss of video or audio quality.

    “But wait there’s more – “ (as the late-night info-mercials always say - -
    For those who like the backups “Their way” (a US colloquium, referring to a hamburger from Burger King) it also allows you to tailor your DVD’s however you wish. To keep in or remove foreign audio streams, i.e. Subterranean Morlock mush-mouth, Siberian Rumble-Rut or Eastern Himalayan Yak language selections, Director’s comments, extras or trailers, all that is required, should you wish to do so, is to click and drag a line in Re-author, it couldn’t be easier. It’s your choice, backup your entire DVD or just parts of it.

    PLUS, if you have Nero somewhere on your PC, DVD Shrink will work behind the scenes hooking up with Nero and then burning your files to your blank DVD “automatically” while backing up everything you do to your Hard Drive and there it provides you with a nice, neat VIDEO_TS folder for you, perfect to have Nero burn.

    The above-mentioned software Nero OR CopyToDVD may be used as default burners, either will allow DVD Shrink to control your burn your DVD “automatically”. Make a note: Nero is also an excellent software program with many extras you are sure to use in the near future. Consider it seriously for a software purchase after your free trial expires. CopyToDVD is an exceptional burner that may also be used, hand-in-glove, with DVD2One, a great joining and processing program.

    A complete, FREE, DVD Shrink program download and step-by-step guide can be downloaded from –

    Shrink download - http://www.dvdshrink.org/

    To get you going with that “Automatic DVD writing thingie” that DVD Shrink is capable of doing for you, may I offer you Nero Ultra 6. I suggest you download the guide in case you wish to use it for the many other things Nero Ultra 6 is capable of doing for you :)

    A 30-day, free, fully functional Nero 6 download can be had here:
    http://www.nero.com/us/631939541422774.php

    A Great Nero, step-by-step guide can be downloaded from –
    http://www.dvdshrink.info/nero-video.php

    (Always check with us before purchasing Nero as we come across “Specials” from time to time that can save you some dough. )

    HINT
    I 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. “All DVD Work\Kill Bill does the Limbo 2.”)

    Let’s go over our settings for DVD Shrink.
    When we open DVD Shrink, go to “Edit,” check to make sure that “Full disc Backup” is checked. Next, go to “Preferences,” where is says “DVD Target size” I select “Custom” and in the size box I put 4260MB. That allows you a bit of wiggle room on your disc so that you’re not writing to the very edge of your disc. NOTE: A 4.7GB disc only holds 4.36GB of data. I like a tiny bit of room when I burn hence, the 4260MB instead of 4360MB. Make sure the “User preferences” boxes are all “ticked”. Under the “Preview tab” be sure the “Enable video and audio preview” is “ticked”. Under the “File I/O tab,” - “tick” “Enabled overlapped I/O” and “Check RPC drive region code”. Under “Burn settings,” “tick” “Enable burning with Nero.” NOTE: When you wish to have Nero do it’s “Automatic burning thingie” make sure this box is “ticked.” Tick this box now ! DVD Shrink can also burn an ISO image with DVD Decrypter, when you wish to use DVD Decrypter as your burning engine, make sure this box is “un-ticked.” When you are finished, click “OK.”

    Well, Alrighty then, are you ready ? Good ! Let’s do us an entire DVD backup - -

    The proper discs are extremely important and can make the difference between a good backup or a “Coaster”. (A coaster is a disc which didn’t burn correctly and therefore is good for nothing other than a beer coaster. Lol) For starters, here is some recommended media, RiData, Sony, TDK, Ritek G04, Verbatim DataLife, Verbatim DataLife Plus or media boasting “Advanced Metal AZO". Other media could very well cause errors, only the very best media should be used for DVD Video backups. Now is defiantly not the time to put your, "Boy did I save money buying this crappy cheap stuff." in - )


    Place your original in your DVD ROM drive (if you have 2 drives) and put your blank in your burner’s drive tray. If you only have the one drive - put your original there and continue on - when your blank is needed, that is the time to swap discs. Click “Open Disc” - find your drive and click “OK,” - DVD Shrink is now ripping your DVD - Cool Huh ? If you want an entire disc, which we do today, everything is completely “Automatic” - (Just to make sure, check the top of the window, “Full Disc” should already be depressed - Now don’t get upset, it likes being depressed, I just don’t want you being depressed - ) - (lol) OK, then, moving on - -

    When you click "Backup" in DVD Shrink, a box will come up saying “Backup DVD.” Under the “Target Device” tab where it says “Select target device” choose your burner’s drive. Where it says” Target Folder:” click "Browse" and trace your path back to "All DVD Work\ Kill Bill does the Limbo 2 ". Under the “DVD Region” tab, make sure “Region Free” is “ticked”. Under “Quality Settings”, “tick” “Perform Deep analysis” (it takes longer but with your longer pictures, it makes the picture quality Ooohh so much better :) You may also choose DVD Shrink Quality Enhancements- I usually set mine at "Sharp". You may wish to leave it at default or to experiment with it. 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. While we’re in the neighborhood, let's go to "Options and “tick” the “Run backup in low priority mode” box. Good, now click "OK". - Guess what, we’re done and done !!
    DVD Shrink will place a copy of your DVD’s files in a folder named VIDEO_TS and a folder named AUDIO_TS. This last one is empty so you need not worry about it. When all the compression etc. is finished DVD Shrink will open Nero and use it’s burning engine to burn your backup to your disc. You won’t see it, you’ll just see DVD Shrink’s preview window on your desktop. Feel free to minimize it if you wish BUT, use your PC for nothing else until this work is done.

    Last step: “STEP AWAY FROM THE COMPUTER !”

    Clear the room then, clear your throat and yell, “Burn Baby BURN ! ”

    Do not fold, spindle, mutilate, molest nor fondle the keyboard. GO AWAY !
    Ms. Computer will let you know when she is finished, everything is good, don’t mess with it now !

    Now when DVD Shrink is finished, it will give you a VIDEO_TS folder and an AUDIO_TS folder in your “All DVD Work\ Kill Bill does the Limbo 2” folder. Now, if you need to burn a second DVD copy, days down the road, all you have to do is give that folder to Nero or any burning engine and nothing needs to be done, it can be burned directly to disk. At one point in time I had 23 movies sitting there, just waiting for my shipment of blank DVD media to arrive.
    My suggestion is – after you have checked to make sure your copy is fine and you're through making more, delete the movie from your HD. They can build up rather quickly and overrun your PC (Lol). Of course you can always do as the ScubaPete does and buy another Hard Drive (Heh, heh.)

    Remember, when you're looking for a guide with a demented twist, shop ScubaPete.

    Enjoy your ScubaPete backup,


    Oooohh yea, we are expecting you to stop back to the forum and tell us how this guide worked for you – We'll be a'lQQkin for you :)

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  6. zeppelin1

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    Awesome, can't wait to get started. One final question though. I have a double layer 8x DVD +/- RW drive. Whats the best media to get for it?
     
  7. ScubaPete

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    Besides all that I listed already for you ?

    Anything you can afford. At $15.00 ea, most pple are waiting for DL media to come down in price.

    Cheers,

    Pete
     
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    thanks for everything
     
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    I will be undertaking this task this weekend. I will check back and tell you how it went.
     
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    Scuba! Thanks so so much! Success!
     
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    Way to go zeppelin1 ! !


    Now that you're doing well, that doesn't mean it's time for you to leave - this is a give and take kind of deal - we had fun with you, now you get to have some fun yourself :)

    It’s people like you who make this site work - You've seen how we work and, you see we had fun doing it -

    Now it's your turn, stop back when you're free and help someone else - You'll have fun and a chance to learn some more, (teaching is a learning experience too you know) the people you help will appreciate it and it will make you feel better :)

    Then you can “Welcome” them into our little Club :D

    We hope to see you around when you're not having problems to solve -

    You'll find us hanging out, over there by the water cooler under the potted palm, chewing the fat and trying to help the next Newbie with the weight of the burning world upon their shoulders -

    We'll be looking for you -

    Cheers,

    Pete
     
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    Hey Pete, am I safe with Sony Media?
     
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    Yep,

    Sony is a good bet -

    Burn on -

    Pete

     

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