Copying DVDs

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  1. FLY-FAST

    FLY-FAST OT Supporter

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    Does anyone have or know of any software that is relatively user friendly, that will allow me to copy a dvd(say a movie) to ONE dvd and retain the quality?
     
  2. Svt1612

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  3. Zeosync

    Zeosync Incubus ROCKS

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    do you have to compress the video to get all the features and everything on them since they use a 9 gig disk for most movies
     
  4. barto

    barto you and your...third dimension

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    i use dvd x copy. it can copy copyrighted material (for personal backup use of course) and it gets all the extra features although it did cost $120
     
  5. Gilbutt

    Gilbutt Last visit: 09-22-2006

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    DVD X COPY is good.......... Insert Data Dvd.... Select Wide or standard.. Select Language.... Copy down to hdd.... insert blank.... hit start.... Presto...

    (only video data though, no menu)

    Still all good.
     
  6. Flintstone

    Flintstone Guest

    DVD Shrink 3.0 (Beta) is the BOMB

    It is freeware, and lets you selectively choose to retain the extra features on the DVD.

    I usually manipulate the language tracks and extras to keep the compression at around 85% (15% compression).

    I have viewed copied DVDs at 70% compression on my 63" HDTV with no noticeable loss in quality!

    Why pay $$ for inferior software :rant2: :rant2:

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  7. jrmy

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    umm... there is a nice program out there called Alcohol 120% its on kazaa if you dont want to pay for it(not condoning
    "stealing" software, just not-not condoning it!!) its really great stuff = very powerfull and fast.not too user friendly but not bad either!
     
  8. quief man

    quief man Guest

    dvd xcopy by far the best 4 disk2disk copying
     
  9. curtis_rak

    curtis_rak Guest

    Will both programs do all D2D steps in one motion? (rip, compress, burn) or do I still use a seperate burning software? (ie. Nero)

    (I am a newbie at this, but getting my first DVD burner this week)
     
  10. wax

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    dvd x copy xpress will do that with one click of the button. But it throws a warning at the begining of the dvd saying that "this is a backup copy a the original dvd, blah blah" So now i use CloneDVD and anydvd. CloneDVD is awsome!! Best program out there. But you have to have that program called anydvd to unlock the encyrption on the dvd so clonedvd will copy it :) With clone dvd you can choose it you want the entire dvd copied or you can take out features that you dont want/need. It takes about 45 minutes from start to finish when i backup a dvd using clonedvd and dvdxcopy xpress.
     
  11. wax

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    What discs does your burner take? DVD-R or DVD+R ? Try backing up another movie and see if it works. I have Nemo @home. Ill try to back it up with clonedvd and post the results.
     
  12. guchiew

    guchiew Increase your killing power.

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  13. StarBai

    StarBai Mahmoud Ahmadinejad can suck my left f'ing nut. OT Supporter

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    hmm; so how much $$ will this take to be able to back up my DVD's? ....That is to buy the software Legally? (not including the cost of a decent burner)
     
  14. quasar

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    Umpa- Just a guess, maybe you're making SVCDs instead of DVDs so you need a player that will play that format.
     
  15. m4m4 l0n9

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    www.newegg.com

    you can find some really sweet deals on their. And almost everything you find, is free shipping!! :cool: x 100

    I just ordered the Lite-On Black DVD-Dual Drive, Model LDW-811S, OEM, $130 :o
     
  16. Manu

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    I got a nice 8X liteon DVD +/- RW from newegg for 140.

    A spindle of GOOD discs that burn at 8X is about 2 bucks a disc. I got a spindle of 1 buck a disc memorexs but those stop at 4X.

    It takes 35-45 minutes to rip the DVD, and then 8-15 minutes to burn (8 versus 4 X)
     

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