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Postby lrtrees on Tue Aug 03, 2004 1:30 pm

Ok, I am not to smart at this and could use your assistance. I would like to start backing up some of my DVD's before they get to trashed, but I do not know how. I have the DVDXCopy Platinum program loaded on my computer, but I have read that there are better ways to do this. I have downloaded both DVD Decrypter and DVD Shrink 3.2 and am wondering if there is a good all in one guide on how to use these programs? I don't even know which one to use first!! I also have Roxio's newest program installed that I can use to burn the dvd. I just need some help!!

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Postby hoxlund on Tue Aug 03, 2004 1:34 pm

well i would recommend dvdshrink, for illustrated guides on how to use it and to use some of its more advanced features go here:

http://www.dvdshrink.info/guides.php
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Postby MikeTR on Tue Aug 03, 2004 5:17 pm

For all your DVD-video pleasure: http://www.doom9.org (check out the guides).
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Postby hoxlund on Wed Aug 04, 2004 12:10 am

thx mikeTR, thats probably the best place to go for guides and all the software needed
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Postby lrtrees on Wed Aug 04, 2004 11:15 am

Thanks for the help and suggestions. I do have one more question. What is the difference between DVD Decrypter and DVD Shrink. I tried both of them yesturday and they both seemed to work, although I think I preferred DVD Shrink. Do they both do the same thing or are they used for different applications?

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Postby hoxlund on Wed Aug 04, 2004 12:58 pm

dvd shrink is as the name implies, it has the ability to shrink the movie (compress)

where as dvd decryptor is really only a decrypting (ripping) tool, but can also burn
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Postby lrtrees on Wed Aug 04, 2004 6:26 pm

DVD Shrink can also rip, isn't that correct?
I guess my confusion comes in that they both seem to do at least some of the same things, but I see where people appear to use both and I am wondering why? Unless I am missing something, and I sure could be, it seems to me that I only need to be using one of these programs.

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Postby hoxlund on Thu Aug 05, 2004 12:22 am

your correct, both rip, but dvdshrink compresses to fit on 1 dvd

they also added dual layer burning support to dvdshrink on one of the last updates

also dvdshrink is little nicer, you can pick which chapters you want, split dvd, select to stop before credits. all of which to make it fit on single dvd
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Postby lrtrees on Thu Aug 05, 2004 4:49 am

Well it looks as though I will stick with the DVD Shrink/Roxio combination in that it seems to be working for me. I know that alot of you guy's use Nero and I am sure it is a great product, but I have not had alot of luck using it. I am sure that is likely because I am not very familiar with it.

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Postby MikeTR on Thu Aug 05, 2004 4:13 pm

You might want to try the DVD Rebuilder with CCE Basic combination. Unbeatable quality wise as far as I'm concerned http://www.doom9.org/mpg/dvdrb.htm.
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