I'd also download the freeware DVDInfoPro and do a read scan of the source DVD, just to make sure it's in condition to be recorded. That's if you don't have Nero or another program that will do it. If you don't get a bunch of bad sectors, then Sophocles suggestion of AnyDVD is most sound, it's the best. Just remember, some of the new releases cause compliance errors. With those you need to use the AnyDVD ripper to rip the source files to the HD and open them in the backup software from the hard drive folder. AnyDVD incorporates FixVTS in the ripper to process the files for compliance during the rip process.