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DVD Burning

Discussion in 'Convert DVD to another format' started by W.Ryan, Nov 14, 2004.

  1. W.Ryan

    W.Ryan Member

    Nov 14, 2004
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    I have a question about DVD burning with some of the methods i've read here. Ok, i'm very new at this so bear with me.

    I have DVD shrink,DVD Decryptor, and the latest version of Nero. I also have a DVD Rom drive and a Double Layer +RW drive.

    I'm Having no problem using DVD shrink to compress to movie and burn onto a 4.7 disc with DVD dycryptor. The problem i'm having is using either DVD decryptor or Nero to burn to a double layer 8.5. I changed the settings on DVD shrink to work with 8.5. When i tried it, it saved the file as a IFO instead of a ISO ( don't know what that means by the way) and when i tried to burn, it did'nt work. Also if there is a way to copy from disc to disc, instead of copying to C drive then to disc. Thanks

  2. ScubaPete

    ScubaPete Senior member

    Mar 13, 2003
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    Hi there W. Ryan,

    Sorry I can't give you expert help with the DL burn I haven't gotten a DL burner as yet BUT, as to the copy from disc to disc without using your HD -

    If the disc you're copying isn't copy protected - you can do just that. Use nero "Copy Disc". If the disc is a factory disc an original - perhaps I can help you understand why you'd have trouble doing that -

    Let's try to answer the question, "Why do I have to backup a disc I want to copy to my Hard Drive (HD) ?"

    Think of it like you're making a Peanut butter and Jelly sandwich. Everything you need is in one place, the cupboard. All your DVD files are in one place, the original DVD.

    You need a place to put all your ingredients, the Bread, Peanut butter and the Jelly - so that you can assemble them into a sandwich, you use the kitchen table. You need a place to put all the *IFO, *BUP and *VOB files you are taking from the original DVD, you need to assemble them into a VIDEO_TS folder OR you need to put them all together into an *ISO image, you need a place to work, you need the HD.

    You assemble your sandwich putting your Peanut butter and your Jelly into two pieces of bread. When you are finished you can one of two things. First, you can leave all the "Fixens" on then table to make another sandwich sometime later OR, you can put it all away and have your table clear again. In DVD backup, we needed the HD to lay out all the IFO, BUP and VOB files and then to assemble them into a folder called your VIDEO_TS folder OR to put them all together onto an ISO image. When you are finished you can do one of two things. First, we could leave them on the HD to make another backup DVD later OR we can have them in a temporary folder to be deleted and have our HD space clear again.

    In a nutshell, you have to write the files you’re working with to your HD. The work you’re doing cannot be done in “cyber-space.”

    So, back to our original question - If you want to do a backup of an original DVD you'll have to backup your DVD to your HD in order to work on it to make your backup disc.

    You can copy a backup copy (copy a copy) "on the fly" (without involving your HD) because it's already decrypted and processed to fit on a single disc.

    Now that you know why, you can forget about that nasty old question and you can follow the bread crumbs back through the forest till you arrive safe and sound back in your own little bed. :)



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