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  01-11-2015, 03:59 PM
 
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I'm looking for an easy to use, preferably inexpensive, program that I can use to copy DVDs, even retail discs (I'm not trying to break any laws, but I would like the option to be able to back up DVDs I've bought. Our discs tend to get beat up.) Preferably I'd like something that I could just copy the discs 1:1, without having to re-render to get everything to fit on the DVD and thus lose quality. I have Windows 7 Professional for my OS. Thank you all for your suggestions.
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  01-13-2015, 09:49 AM
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Over the last 15 years I have used just about every s/w package out there and have found for ease of use and quickness the two packages I use are:

AnyDVD::

AnyDVD works in the background to automatically and transparently enable read access of the contents of a movie DVD as soon as it's inserted into the drive. The DVD will become useable to your windows operating system and all programs on your computer, such as DVD-Backup-software like CloneDVD, Pinnacle InstantCopy, Intervideo DVDCopy and others, then supporting any DVD. AnyDVD optionally disables the RPC region codes, thereby making the movie region free and comfortably viewable on any DVD player and with any DVD player software. AnyDVD is capable of disabling unwanted movie features such as forced subtitles, forced delays, and no-skip marks, giving you full control over your movie experience. It also allows you to launch an external application whenever you insert or remove a disc, and prevents unwanted software like 'PC-friendly' from automatically launching when you insert a video DVD. You can control the drive speed of your DVD drive, allowing you to reduce the noise level when watching movies on your PC. You can even adjust the display frequency of your monitor for both NTSC and PAL displays.

CloneDVD 2:

CloneDVD 2 copies movies to create unparalleled picture quality DVD backups, whether itís the main title youíre copying or the complete DVD. CloneDVD will compress long footage at high speed to the highest of quality using specialised transcoding technology, allowing you to select your audio and language settings and also the final target size. Easy for even the novice user, CloneDVDís intuitive Filmstrip assistant guides you through all the available configuration settings, allowing you to choose which chapters to include and offering the option to trim individual chapters. A visual quality bar shows how your configuration choices affect the quality of the final copy. Please note that commercial DVDs might also require AnyDVD.
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  01-13-2015, 10:31 AM
 
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Thank you, jhokie, for the suggestions. So would I use AnyDVD to import the movie into my computer, and then use Clone DVD to burn it to another disc, would I just open CloneDVD, and they would both work together? Sorry if its a stupid question. I have a hard time understanding the workflow when multiple programs are used together.
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No. AnyDVD enable read access of the contents of a movie DVD. Gets around the copy protection on the DVD.

Clone DVD 2 allows you to copy the DVD to another DVD or your disc. Other programs can do the same thing but may be more difficult to use. Just depends on what you want to do.

You can get free copies of both at http://www.slysoft.com/en/clonedvd.html. But will you need to pay for the s/w after the trial period.
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OK, thank you very much. I'll check them out.
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  01-16-2015, 07:53 PM
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Most TV shows can still rip perfectly with the freeware DVD Decrypter. It's really only movies that need the non-Decrypter methods. I use that for 99%+ of my TV DVDs that I rip to ISO for HDD.

To shrink it, use DVD Shrink.
Follow this easy/quick guide for best quality: Three Important Tips for Using Dvd Shrink!

See also:
http://www.digitalFAQ.com/guides/vid...-decrypter.htm
http://www.digitalFAQ.com/guides/vid...dvd-shrink.htm
http://www.digitalFAQ.com/forum/dvd-...-download.html
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Most TV shows can still rip perfectly with the freeware DVD Decrypter. It's really only movies that need the non-Decrypter methods. I use that for 99%+ of my TV DVDs that I rip to ISO for HDD.

To shrink it, use DVD Shrink.
Follow this easy/quick guide for best quality: Three Important Tips for Using Dvd Shrink!

See also:
http://www.digitalFAQ.com/guides/vid...-decrypter.htm
http://www.digitalFAQ.com/guides/vid...dvd-shrink.htm
http://www.digitalFAQ.com/forum/dvd-...-download.html
Thank you very much. I'll definitely check out the links. Do those programs work with Windows 7?
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