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Thread: Backup DVD movie - What program?

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    Yes, the failure means that you try to write behind a non-existent block (due to wrong disksize)

    What concerns the Image-Quality, I suggest you to proof for yourself. It's really all very subjective. IMHO, InstantCopy did a great job (for the image-quality)
    more advanced technices includes completely re-authoring manually (f.e. with CCE / Majestro / IfoEDIT/Update) but this is only for hardcore-freaks (like me )

    I think you should give DVDShrink a try, most users told that the quality is real good

    Alcohol can be used to extract unprotected DVD's and it's not possible to reencode/compress it without extra software. Nevertheless it's imho the most advanced backup-tool for CD-R's so far

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    I used the DVDShrink freeware as instructed and reduced the size of my test movie (Star Wars II) to fit on a single DVD.
    It generated a bunch of VOB files.
    I then tried to recode and burn those files using Nero 6 and it failed... apparently there was not enough space left on the disc (again!). I'm gonna try to compress it even more tonight.

    I'm still wondering, since my last night test didn't work, will the resulting dvd be playable? Will I keep the menus and languages? Is Nero the best tool for this type of job?
    I whish the compressed files stayed in ISO... That way I could simply mount it back again on D-Tools and make a simple DVD backup using any burning software.
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    I don't know if you managed to fix your problem, but I'm posting this anyway for people that have the same prob.

    After you ripped and transcoded(make it small enough to fit a DVD-R) you need to make an image of it. You can do that using a small tool called ImgTool Classic(

    You need to put all your .Vob and .Ifo files in a Video_TS folder and then select that folder in ImgTool Classic. And hit start... or something like that.

    Hope to have helped some of the newer members of the DVD-backup world...

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    Ladies, Gentlemen,

    I have a solution to a stubborn problem. DVD2SVCD is a Very good (and free) dvd backup tool. You can get it at:
    Note that you will need an encoder to do this. I reccoment the Cinema Craft Encoder. It is the best, but very,very slow. You can get it here:
    DVD2SVCD also supports TMPGEnc. You can find it at:
    Please support the authors of the fabulous programs and purchase a copy of them. Besides, the evaluation versions only last a little while, and the MPeg 2 encode function Dies after 30-45 days on TMPGEnc anyway, so buy them.
    I help when I Can...

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