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Discussion in 'DVDR' started by dwilha, Dec 5, 2004.

  1. dwilha

    dwilha Guest

    I have a DVD+-RW 16x 4x 48x , I also purchased memorex DVD+R discs, I have so far downloaded a program called "anydvd", supposed to get by any copyright stuff. I have read about DVD shrink and decrypter and it said something about only up to 4.3 gig movies , I'm I a dork or what, please HELP.
    and Thank you!!!!
     
  2. saugmon

    saugmon Senior member

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    Hello dwilha,so you wanna burn dvd's aye? All you need is dvd shrink3.2 and dvd decrypter. Both programs are free,just click on the highlights.Dvd shrink takes off the copywrite .It will also reauthor to take out the extra crap on dvds like foreign languages,menus,and other extras to help fit on a 4.7 gig disc. Dvd decrypter is the burn engine for dvd shrink.You can also use nero 6.0 or higher,and dvdtocopy? as burn engines. I prefer nero.You can download all these programs and guides here at AD.Shrink can also do dual layer dvd's.The dvd discs say 4.7 gigs but lucky to get 4.5 gigs on them. We keep the space under 4.3 gigs just to keep them from burning the edge of the disc.Shrink will let me put a 7 to 8 gig movie on 1 disc. With shrink's quality enhancements,you get a very good quality backup.The price is right and most will tell you it is better than any other program that you pay $50 to $100 + for.There are many tricks to burn dvd's and lots of info,tools,websites,media to use,and guides here at AD to help you out. Hope this help you out,later
     
  3. dwilha

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    Thanks very much I am going to download both of them and try to copy "the day after tomorrow", I will let you know how it works. Thanks again for the help and such a fast response. Happy holidays to you and your family.
     
  4. saugmon

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    Hey dwilha,If you have any trouble with burning,You listed memmorex dvd-r.Memmorex is not a very reliable media.You might want to practice with -Rw discs to save on coasters.Just a little info you might want to know.Also check out dvd- media forums. Lots of info to what to use and stay away from. Lots of links to find,analyze,rate,and where the sales are. Good luck
     
  5. dwilha

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    Thanks again, I do have another problem, I used DVD shrink and backed up a movie, Do I burn it with the decrypter, When i start the decrypter it says error,
    device authentication failed
    failed to get Varient
    key 1 : FD FD FD FD FD

    What may I do?
     
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    Hey dwilha, I haven't burned with dvd decrypter,just nero,so I don't know a whole lot about decrypter.Double check your settings on both programs.Make sure the box is unchecked where is says burn with nero in shrinks preferences.Shrink has put all your files onto your hard drive.This is where I have nero to pull out these files to burn.You can get a 30 day trial of nero to try out if you want.Hopefully someone else can tell you about the dvd decrypter error.
     
  7. dwilha

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    actually I have nero 6 but I have had trouble with it, I am currently uninstalling it and re-installing and will give it a shot again, Before it would not select a drive to burn with, I beleive it would say something about having administrative approval to burn but I am on as the administrator or a user with admin privledges, it just never assigned a drive to burn with for some reason, It was free with the burner I bought, thanks again, I will be letting you know how it works. I am getting exciting about this I hope it works this is what I was going to give for gifts this year--lol
     
  8. dwilha

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    It brings up a screen and says:
    Under Windows NT4 Administrator rights are required by nero to access CD recorders and CD/ROM / DVD/ROM drives. Please ask your system administrator to use nero.
    Now I do not understand this, I am the administrator on my PC aren't I? And if not how do I ask this thing for permission--lol
     
  9. bbmayo

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    You may not be set up as an Administrator. Check in your control panel under user accounts.

    Also seeing how you are new at this I figured this would help you out.

    You can go from start to finish with just 2 programs and they are DVD Shrink and DVD Decrypter

    Get your FREE DVD Shrink, here

    http://www.dvdshrink.org/

    Get your FREE DVD Decrypter, here

    http://www.dvddecrypter.com/

    [bold]You may want to print this out now so it is easier to follow[/bold]

    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 there to burn theme to disc. Try to put it someplace where you won't forget it - i.e. C:\DVD work\movie name.

    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 put your ISO image 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 false 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 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. Only the very best media should be used for DVD Video backups. Remember that RW discs will probably not play in older 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, open DVD Shrink, "click" "Edit", and then "click" "Preferences" on this page we're going to select "DVD Target Size" as "Custom" and set the size between "4300MB" to "4360". We do this to make sure that we don't burn to the very edge of the disc. When using poorer quality disc we may have to go lower still as the dye toward the edge many times is uneven or absent. Then, under the "File I/O" tab "UN-tick" "Enable burning with Nero" then "click" "OK".

    Now let's burn a DVD, "click' "Open Disk". We'll have to wait anywhere from 30-seconds to a minute for DVD Shrink to analyze your DVD. If you wish, we can edit your movie now. To trim some unnecessary items from your movie, you can "un-tick" some extra audio you don't want like the foreign audio streams, i.e. Director's comments. 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 additional choices, look at the time and select the title with the longest time 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. Additional editing may be done by using the "Start" "Finish" controls to the right of the "DVD Compilation" heading on the left-hand side of the Re-author window. Now you are done editing, giving you the least compression (best quality), backup possible. Now select "Backup" to get ready to finish.

    NOTE:
    If you want a "Full backup", that's everything on the original disc on your backup. We need to be sure that the "Full Disc" icon is depressed. There's no problem in doing a "Full backup" as long as we don't see any "Red" on the size bar at the top of your window. If you should see some "Red" on the size bar, simply "Un-tick" any foreign languages, Director's comments or DTS sound boxes until the "Red" disappears. Actually you can "Un-tick" those things anyway; it'll lessen the compression on your backup. (A good thing :) With no "Red" visible on the size bar we just let the "Automatic" (Default) settings alone.

    Since we are editing our DVD, DO NOT TOUCH THE "FULL DISC" BUTTON. Clicking the "Full Disc" button will erase our editing work and reset DVD Shrink to do a full backup.
    It's now time to 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", if it's SPEED you're after, "un-tick" the box which says, "Perform deep analysis" and "un-tick" the box for "Compress the video with high quality adaptive error compensation". This will give you an acceptable DVD backup. If it's QUALITY you're after and have some extra time to spend, "tick" Perform deep analysis before backup to improve quality" AND "tick" "Compress video with high quality adaptive error compensation." There you may adjust quality enhancements. 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. Good, now click "OK." Finally, where it says "Select target image file", browse till you find your created folder for your backup, C:\DVD Work\. That's it! Click "OK”. DVD Shrink will now rip compress and burn your DVD using Decrypter. DVD Shrink will copy your work on your HD while instructing DVD Decrypter to write your DVD. You Will not have to mess with your settings again.

    I highly recommend you [bold]STEP AWAY FROM THE COMPUTER[/bold] while this process is happening to avoid ruining your hard work. When the process is complete your computer will let you know. Especially DVD Decrypter if you have your volume up :)

    That’s all there is to backing up your original DVD’s (that you already own)

    Cheers :)

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  10. dwilha

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    ok I am going to copy and print all that but I have allready backed up one movie to my hardrive how do i burn it?
    I thank you very much
     
  11. bbmayo

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    How did you back it up to your HD? With Decrypter or Shrink ect..? If with decrypter what mode where you set on File, ISO or IFO?
    If you used shrink you can burn it with any burning program. What programs do you have for burning?
    :)
     
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  12. dwilha

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    I used DVD shrink...
     
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