Introduction: How to Back-up DVD's for Noobs ( With Video )

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I am going to show you how to backup your DVDs. It is a very easy process and only takes an hour or so. First I would like to say that I am not liable for any actions you may take, ripping or burning DVD's is currently illegal in the United States. So please only copy movies you own and do not distribute them. I only wanna show how to burn DVDs with original menus to protect movies from being lost and scratches and such.


Step 1: Hardware and Software Needed

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Step 1

HARDWARE
You need
DVD burner
few gigs of free space
blank DVDs (4.7 gig)
A movie to back up

SOFTWARE
DVD shrink link softpedia link

DVD decrypter link link

Step 2: Back-up

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Back-Up

install the software form the previous step and open up DVD Shrink.

1. Click open disk and select disk. Let it preview it

2. Decide if you want the whole movie (menus etc.) or just the main picture.

3. Compress anything you want compressed ( do not compress main movie any farther ).

4. Hit backup at the top.

5. Choose where you want it saved ( I prefer ti save as an iso)


Sorry for being vague I am assuming you watched the video.

Step 3: Burn DVD

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Burn it

Open up DVD Decrypter from the downladed software

1. open mode at the top , select iso, select write

2. insert a blank DVD

3. Choose which image to burn , then hit burn

Step 4: Enjoy

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When Your Video is done burning you will have a copy of your DVD and the original. Now remember that this is illegal in the United States so use at your own risk. Please burn responsibly.

You now have a video that can be watch on any standard DVD player

Comments

BADWOLF1 (author)2010-09-14

cool the tv picture is hunt for red october

bassbindevil (author)2010-03-05

DVD Shrink and Decrypter haven't been updated for years, so they will fail with some more recent DVDs.   Try DVDFab (even after the demo period expires, it'll still do basic back-ups).   If you want to shrink it further (like remove unwanted languages or extras so it'll fit on a 4.7), use DVD Shrink on the files that DVDFab ripped.

Imgburn is free software that is basically the burner portion of Decrypter, but updated and enhanced.  It's the only burner software I use now.

joejoerowley (author)2008-12-23

Nice, looks very similar to my instructable though.

srhadaham (author)joejoerowley2009-11-15

except for his is shorter and less of a read

sweny (author)srhadaham2009-11-15

 haha , thankyou for the defense :)

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