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DVD X copy?

Can you still buy this? Last I heard they were trying to pull it off the shelves.
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Why would you need to? There are other programs freely available on the internet that are just as good if not better.

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Looking for "ease of use."

Come to find out they have modified dvd x copy in a "rf" ripper free version... a little harder to use but I picked up an older version on the shelf today at compusa.

Just don't run the update.
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Looking for "ease of use."

Come to find out they have modified dvd x copy in a "rf" ripper free version... a little harder to use but I picked up an older version on the shelf today at compusa.

Just don't run the update.
I use DVD Shrink. It works badass.
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I use DVD Shrink. It works badass.
Thats what I am talking about. Its pretty much dummy proof now. Load your movie, click backup and your done.
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Thats what I am talking about. Its pretty much dummy proof now. Load your movie, click backup and your done.
Yep. Can't go wrong with easy to use, all in one, free software
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I use DVD Shrink. It works badass.

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with the DVD shrink do you have to have a DVD-R drive to write it back to a CD-R ? or DVD-R ? I apprecaite the info Rob

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I believe it only writes back to DVDR. You can also just do the VOBs files

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I believe it only writes back to DVDR. You can also just do the VOBs files
VOB'S ? sorry, just not familiar enough with this. Thanks Rob
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VOB'S ? sorry, just not familiar enough with this. Thanks Rob
Video Object File. Its the files that "dvds" have on their dvd media. Usually when you rip it, they are 1.04 gig in size

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Video Object File. Its the files that "dvds" have on their dvd media. Usually when you rip it, they are 1.04 gig in size
ok, thx for the expl..... im a newb at this.... not at mustangs at least. rob

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With Shrink you will have to downgrade the picture quality if it doesn't fit into one DVD.
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With Shrink you will have to downgrade the picture quality if it doesn't fit into one DVD.
That goes for any software you use, including DVDXCopy, if your gonna put it on one disk. Otherwise you can just split it up onto two disks.

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That goes for any software you use, including DVDXCopy, if your gonna put it on one disk. Otherwise you can just split it up onto two disks.
Yes it does but with Shrink there isn't an option to put it into two discs, you would have to use IFOEdit and the convenience is lost.
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Yes it does but with Shrink there isn't an option to put it into two discs, you would have to use IFOEdit and the convenience is lost.
Actually no, at this point it becomes a two step process, just like burning two DVDs instead of one.

Granted, it is not as convenient as DVDXcopy but it is free and can do the samethings and more.

http://www.dvd-guides.com/guides.php...me=shrinksplit

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Actually no, at this point it becomes a two step process, just like burning two DVDs instead of one.

Granted, it is not as convenient as DVDXcopy but it is free and can do the samethings and more.

http://www.dvd-guides.com/guides.php...me=shrinksplit
Ok, that helps. I have been using DVD Decrypter and IFOEdit for now, not that hard but that one looks much easier. Thanks!

p.s. I think I should have RTFM

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Ok, that helps. I have been using DVD Decrypter and IFOEdit for now, not that hard but that one looks much easier. Thanks!

p.s. I think I should have RTFM
Its all good. I am here to inform the masses. I just see no reason to spend hard earned money unnecessarily.

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Its all good. I am here to inform the masses. I just see no reason to spend hard earned money unnecessarily.
I tried DVDXCopy but didn't like it. One of the reasons why I backup my movies is that I want to get rid of the opening scenes and go straight to the movie. Just don't want to lose too much quality on the picture. 85-99% compression is good enough but after that it starts to bother me.
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I tried DVDXCopy but didn't like it. One of the reasons why I backup my movies is that I want to get rid of the opening scenes and go straight to the movie. Just don't want to lose too much quality on the picture. 85-99% compression is good enough but after that it starts to bother me.
I perfectly understand. Nothing below 80% for me. My kids on the other hand have movies that are compressed up to about 55%. They have smaller TVs and really dont care much.

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I tried dvd shrink - worked fine writing - but then the DVDs would not play in my player - what zone did you pick? or did you leave it all zones - I went through 4 or 5 discs (not cheap) and couldn't get them to consistantly work in any of my players - anyone got any ideas?
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I had this problem when I tried to rip and burn the DVD directly with Shrink. What I found out I could do is first rip it with DVD Decrypter and then load the files into Shrink. Once Shrink is done doing its thing, I bring up Nero and burn. It takes a little longer but I get a good copy everytime. I could be the latest version that I am having problems with or it could be my media.

You can try doing it like this if you are not already. I would also suggest buying media on the internet instead of local stores, it is ALOT cheaper. You can find good media for around $1 and less, depending on how much you buy.

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Good place to get media from is http://www.meritline.com
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About once every couple of weeks Best Buy has 50 Memorex DVD's on sale for $49.00. That's the best deal I've found unless you go with lower quality DVD's and they are prone to write errors.
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YOu might want to watch the office supply sunday ads too - At Staples I got sony DVD +Rs for 9.99 for a 10 pack no limit! And no mail in rebate to get that price - unlike some other places
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About once every couple of weeks Best Buy has 50 Memorex DVD's on sale for $49.00. That's the best deal I've found unless you go with lower quality DVD's and they are prone to write errors.
I've had no problems writing any of the discs I've bought, all non-brands. Maybe it's just a sign that my burner is good (Pioneer DVR-104).
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About once every couple of weeks Best Buy has 50 Memorex DVD's on sale for $49.00. That's the best deal I've found unless you go with lower quality DVD's and they are prone to write errors.
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Here is a link to a guide on who makes the best media and who brands it.

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I just burned a movie on a verbatim disc and it would not work - tried the Sony DVD +R disc and it works

so discs do differ

One interesting point - the Sony disc that works ... It works on 2 of my 3 dvd players??????? The one it doen't work on is a couple of years newer than the other 2 hum?

Any ideas?

I am using DVDshare software.
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so discs do differ
More likely it is a hardware issue. Some discs are compatible with some burners and standalone players, some with others. Some are compatible with almost anything. Sony is probably the worst out there but even my Sony magazine plays all the DVD's I've burned.

I'm almost done building my HTPC, all I need is bit perfect sound card and DVI-to-component adapter which is on the way. We'll see if I can get a better picture out than from my standalone...
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Thats what I am talking about. Its pretty much dummy proof now. Load your movie, click backup and your done.
I agree it shrink is awesome.
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I just burned a movie on a verbatim disc and it would not work - tried the Sony DVD +R disc and it works

so discs do differ

One interesting point - the Sony disc that works ... It works on 2 of my 3 dvd players??????? The one it doen't work on is a couple of years newer than the other 2 hum?

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-R's are the best to burn on. I prefer Princo dvd -Rs.
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-R's are the best to burn on. I prefer Princo dvd -Rs.
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If you find something that works, go with it. It doesn't matter if it is +R or -R or if its made by Riteck or Optodisc. If it works in your player, use it.

I have four different players, one will not play anything, one will only play +R (I haven't tried -R since I dont have a -R burner) and the other two will play anything I throw at it, +R and +RW. So most of the time it is the player, you just have to find what works.
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Yes it does but with Shrink there isn't an option to put it into two discs, you would have to use IFOEdit and the convenience is lost.
You can split the movie and write too two disk in DVD Shrink.

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This is all going to be a different ball game when Sony releases their new 8.4gb dvd-r's next month. Dual layer burning... should be able to make perfect copies since DVD movies are written on this format.
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You can split the movie and write too two disk in DVD Shrink.

Here is how..

http://www.dvd-guides.com/guides.php...me=shrinksplit
Dang, where have you been? I posted that link a week and a half ago.
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Dang, where have you been? I posted that link a week and a half ago.
LOL, Yeah I guess you did... I replied to him when he said you couldn't. I guess I should've kept reading, I'm short on time, being lunch break and all, didn't want to spend too much time on this... Want a cookie or a pat on the back?


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LOL, Yeah I guess you did... I replied to him when he said you couldn't. I guess I should've kept reading, I'm short on time, being lunch break and all, didn't want to spend too much time on this... Want a cookie or a pat on the back?
Can I have both?
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Can I have both?
Sure, Let us start with the cookie... Umm Yummy.



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