Discussion in 'DVD Shrink forum' started by jcsqerly, Apr 6, 2004.
[bold]Don't forget the user guides.[/bold]
I just went into my control panel under the add and remove and found nothing that had InCD.Could that be because I now have a new computer and I do not have Nero installed and I was able to get a refund from the DVD ClonerII software.I thought I read somewhere that Nero was not happy with Record Now.But I could have misunderstood. I just don't want have to remove anything if I can help it but in turn I don't want the same thing to happen. I was just hoping I could install a ripper and record with Record Now.Thanks again for any help.
You got it. If it's not there, you can't find it.
Just don't install the InCD when you go to install Nero and no problems. If you do accidentally get it on the PC, just use Add-Remove to get rid of it.
You'll want to visit the Nero website. Make sure you install the current version. I believe you want to download updates 1, 2 and 4.
I'm thinking the Record Now is pretty much for music and CDs. You need a decrypting and transcoding program like Shrink and a recording/burner program like Nero burning ROM. Nero is one of the best programs around and works with Shrink automaticly. So you have a simple yet powerful recording duo. Once you learn, Nero is a program suite you can grow with. It's a keeper on my machine.
I've seen posts where Record Now was used. I just can't remember what was used with it. You can probably use it with DVD Shrink ... Use shrink to rip, and compress and use Record Now to burn.
To keep it simple use the Nero. As I said it's automatic. To use Record Now, you have to know how to go into the IO and set up a burn with anything other than Nero with the Shrink. Let's just keep it as simple a possible in the beginning. If you don't like the Nero after the initial learning process, the trial is no cost and you can set up to run the Record Now. You don't hear much of Record Now with DVD recording (movies that is).
Just so ye know. I checked Adaptec and my memory hadn't failed me the way it normally does. RecordNow is for Audio and Video CDs. The MyDVD line is for DVD video recording. So the RecordNow won't work for movies. Here is the URL for those who want to check it out. http://www.adaptec.com/worldwide/pr...tml?cat=/Technology/Software&source=home_menu
I guess there are different RecordNow programs
Record Now is the burning program that HP supplies with their burners. I have it and have used it to burn movies as well as music and data. Works fine.
I have a lot of burning programs but I use Nero Record 2 not only to burn the movie but to make DVD Covers and DVD CD Labels. Wonderful program, Would not be without it.
Try it you'll like it.
Did you have to uninstall any software before you installed the Nero or your Ripper software. Assuming you use a Ripper software.
I read one guide on the Shrink it look really complicated. I am probably reading more into it than needs to be. I guess I am a little gun shy as they say after what happened last time around.I will try it after more reading and questions.
No you don't have to uninstall any burner software before you install Nero.
Go to Nero and download the updates Download only PKG 1 and PKG 2 under English language packs.
Don't download Pkg 3 and 4 as they may conflict, and ;you don't need them anyway.
I use ANYDVD to remove copy protection on all DVD's and CD's . You need a copy removal program such as ANYDVD to remove the copy protection for nero recode 2 to work as it will not back up copy protected movies. ANYDvd removes it to allow recode and any other burner program ability to burn it.
If you need any help you are welcome to send me private message and I will help you.
This is a very good thread and all the participating members are very knowledgeable when it comes to Nero.
They all use it.
I don't think he wants to put any more software on his system then he needs. For now.
All ya really need is DVDshrink. then burn with record now which you already have installed.
DVD shrink will save the movie to your hard drive and compress it so it will fit on a DVD5 which is what your burning to.
This will get ya started.
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Ok I broke down and called HP and just told them that I was unhappy that I had this computer and could not do what I wanted to with it and I wanted to know what kind of software I could install that would be compatible with what I had.They said it was Microsoft Media Center Software that was having conflicts with other burning and ripping software.They said that for sure not to use DVD X Copy nor Roxio easy CD-DVD creator.They had not had any problems that they could find on Nero 6 nor DVD Shrink but of course none of them that they would say had either one.From I guess I messed up gettting a Media Center instead of getting just a Computer.They also said I did have Record Now Delluxe that would copy DVD'S but not on one DVD it would use two if they were so big.Does any of this info help. Still think I should stick with Shrink and Nero6? Below is the place that the DVD Cloner II people told me to go and download Nero
http://www.editedlinkb4ugetbanned.com [edited by MOD : herbsman]
[bold]links to piracy is against this sites policy and may get you banned daletom [cos no anything with a keygen is NOT a demo or trial but cracked/pirated software][/bold]
Was this a trial version or what?
Daletom,Here's the scoop. Roxio causes all kinds of problems. Nero doesn't. Download Nero(be sure and get nero ultra 6) and DVD43(free). DVD43 will rip your movie( you do absolutely nothing), go directly into Nero recode which does everything shrink does only better and easier.Take out what you don't want, compress if needed, leave menus ALONE. Nero will give you a fully funtional menu, shrink won't if you re-author anything. You can compress upto 50% in recode and still get an excellent picture. Nero is one of the best all round programs you can get. Many programs all under one roof to deal with ALL your media needs. DVD43 with Nero recode is as simple as it gets. Oh yeah download packs 1,2, and 4. Do not download 3, it's way more trouble than it's worth. You must buy Nero to get recode and nerovision express. Go ahead and spend the 50 bucks, it's well worth it. There's an easy guide to followherehttp://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/86549. If you're PC is getting crowded, get rid of something else. PS-if you don't want to spend the money, use shrink and decrypter.
Thanks Bigorange. That's about what I told him earlier. As a newbie I suggested the simple method of using Shrink and Nero. I mentioned Recode2, but suggested some learning time with the Nero trialware and Shrink so he could have an idea of how the software works. Shrink is a good learning tool. But once a person starts learning, they would probably want to go to a better program than Shrink (I do keep Shrink on my PC as it is good for small to medium tasks and I guess for sentimental reasons). Seems nobody wanted to listen or I said it the wrong way.
Anyhow, daletom said he wanted the simple way and he was using the freebie Shrink. Nero burning ROM works great with Shrink. The Nero Recode is part of the deluxe retail pack and needs purchased plugins to record other than stereo. The Recode is not part of the trial download.
Have to admit though, Recode2 with a background decrypter is a fast easy way to go if you're burning the entire disc. Good for editing, but a person has to know what they're doing. Nero has guides on their website, so I guess a person could read up on what they can't see up front.
The Record Now obviously has a suite from what people say. But you still have to have a coding program to edit the files. So, why not use a setup with a better burner. The factory reps gave Nero a clean bill of health for the system. So, I still think Nero and Shrink best for a newbie in the learning stages. I think we should all stay in a learning stage though, however advanced.
On the Record Now, I was going by what was on the Adaptec, Inc. official website.
With the 250 GB hard drive, I doubt you're too crowded on a new PC. Down the road though, make sure you keep about 15 to 20 GB free to give yourself recording space. Decrypter is a good tool for decrypting and ripping files to the hard drive. Not the way to burn unless you just want to prove something by going the freeware way. With Shrink, as I said before, the way to go is with Nero (Why do you think the default setting is to burn with Nero). If you want a simple, easy program that is retail with tech support, CloneDVD2 is okay. There again you have to have a decrypter. The free DVD43 and the retail AnyDVD (as a personal preference I go with the retail AnyDVD) can be used as background decrypters. The free DVD Decrypter is a good decrypting tool, but you have to rip the file to hard drive. I preferr HD files anyway because you can check them if you have a faulty burn and you don't run into buffer problems sometimes caused by recording on the fly. Decrypter is a good decrypter, just not the best choice for a burner.
brobear, Record now, i believe is by Sonic. If this is the case, you're exactly right and that's 2 big thumbs down on this end. Tried it when I first got started in this foolishness and what a waste of bucks. I swear I think I spent something like 50.00. If I had only heard of Nero or this forum first. What a dumb a--!
The Sonic line is by Adaptec, Inc.
believe that's what I meant by "you're exactly right" lol
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