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How to get best results on copying my Planet Earth DVD set.

Discussion in 'Video to DVD' started by uncleb, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. uncleb

    uncleb Guest

    I want to copy my Planet Earth DVD’s and get the best results. I don’t care about the peripherals, I just want to be able to bring up a menu with the 3 titles on each disk & be able to choose which one I want to view. Also what is the best software to use on this and other purchased DVD’s to insure the best results. Do I use different software to put it on the Hard Drive and then Shrink it? I’ve noticed a lot of you recommend DVD Shrink & DVD Decrypter, are these pretty reliable and if so is there instructions for Dummies (not that I’m a Dummy, but for the sake of argument let’s say I am) that will tell me all I need to know to get great results.
    Uncle Bob
  2. byngo

    byngo Regular member

    Jun 29, 2005
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    There is plenty of info in the guides on this site, but,
    To give you a short answer based on your requirement and what i would do, especially since you seem to focus on retaining quality :-
    I would rip the whole disc to your HDD using DVD Decrypter in ISO read mode.
    This will create an exact copy of the disc with a .iso file and a .mds file as an ouput.
    Use imgburn to burn the .mds file to a dual layer (+R) Verbatim disk.

    Summary of software:
    DVD Decrypter (no longer updated)
    IMGburn (created by the DVDDecrypter developer for burning but does not RIP)
    Summary of hardware:-
    Dual layer capable DVD R/W Drive.
    +R Dual layer blank disks.

    Overaul, the above is a very simple method to create a back-up of those disks you own.
    It is of course possible to rip them in another file format, shrink and / or extract content you don't want and burn to a single layer disk or even create your own menu's but you need to get your reading glasses on and be prepared to get it wrong a few times.
  3. garmoon

    garmoon Regular member

    Oct 7, 2004
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    Byngo has good advice. If you burn the discs to +R DLs (Verbatim) with ImgBurn you'll get the disc without any compression-best picture. Using any other program, will compress the disc, and the "Planet Earth" series deserves a DL disc-it's that good.

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