Software needed: (check out www.doom9.net for downloads)
- DVD Shrink
- DVD Decryptor
- DVD Movie
- DVD Blank
- Computer, DVD Burner, etc.
This will be the basic instructable, showing how to copy a full disk with some changes to compression of the disk to give best movie quality. If there are enough requests I will write an advanced instructable to show how to copy only the main movie with no menu's or extra's (for large movies to get greater quality).
- Obviously only copy DVD's that you have rights to copy, copying commercially made movies is a breach of copyright and ILLEGAL!
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Step 1: Overview of DVD Shrink
When you open DVD Shrink this is what your window will look like.
Mouseover the window below to view description of the main screen.
Step 2: Start the Process
Insert your DVD movie into a DVD drive.
Open DVD Shrink.
Click "Open Disk" then select the drive which contains your DVD movie and click OK.
This will bring up the Analysis window, just leave it be, you must finish a simple analysis before you can continue (see second image).
Step 3: Set Compression Values
Once the analysis has finished click on the main menu folder and check out its compression. I like to keep the compression at 80-100%. If the compression is lower than this, then click the menus folder and select custom from the compression pulldown menu.
Drag the "compression slider" down all the way to the left or until the red disapears from the total movie size bar.
Next click on the extras folder and do the same.
This will mean the main movie is at the least compressed and therefore the highest quality.
Step 4: Backup - GO GO GO`
Now click the "Backup" icon on the toolbar, this will bring up the "Backup DVD window".
Select"ISO Image file and burn with DVD decryptor".
Select a folder to put your IMAGE, this is just just for temporary storage until the DVD is burned, it will automatically delete the files when finished.
Click OK to continue.
This will bring up the encoding window, depending on your computer speed, this will take from 10 mins to 30 mins. You can enable or disable the video preview, this does not effect the speed.
Step 5: Burn Image
When the disk has finished encoding DVD Decrypter will automatically open. Remove your DVD movie, insert a blank DVD disk into your DVDRW drive.
Click on the picture of the HDD and DVD on the bottom left, and this will start your DVD burning.
Once the burning image window opens, click the checkbox for "delete the image when done".
Step 6: DONE ! ! !
Enjoy your newly copied DVD movie.