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  1. JJLOPEZ45

    JJLOPEZ45 Thread Starter

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    sorry guys just didnt know if this was the place for this.
    any way i just purchased a new dvd burner and was wondering if i was going to have trouble burning back ups of my dvds. my siblings mess everything up so i want to make copys of my dvds so they can watch them. a friend told me that it wasnt possible without the right software please help!!!!!!1
     
  2. Alex Ethridge

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  3. ahhoe

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    depends on how big your dvds are. Cos normal dvdr only 4.38GB. Get a all in 1 software to help you.
    :)
     
  4. JJLOPEZ45

    JJLOPEZ45 Thread Starter

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    ok so if im reading this right that means i can back up my dvds thank god! my nephew messed up my scarface movie and now i have to buy a new one :(
     
  5. Alex Ethridge

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    Protecting your investment is exactly what DVDXcopy is intended for. They claim it will copy even copy-protected DVDs. That way, you can put the originals away and use the copies with reckless abandon and not have to worry. If you damage one of the copies, just make another.
     
  6. bookime wood

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    Howdy JLO

    dvdx copy $120.............There are loads of free programs to back up your dvds.

    First of all use dvd decrypter or smart ripper to rip the movie file to HD
    http://www.dvddecrypter.com/download.asp
    http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/dvd_rippers/smartripper.cfm


    Next............

    Because the dvd files are so large the need to be compressed, use dvd shrink

    http://www.dvdshrink.org/

    There are more programs it is just what you like yourself

    Next..............

    Burn/copy the compressed file to blank dvd media

    You can use nero or some other program, you can also vurn it with dvd decrypter.

    note.....if the original dvd is 4.3g or smaller you can do a direct copy without compressing with dvd decrypter.


    Go to these sites, there you will find guides and what you need to know

    http://www.dvdrhelp.com/

    http://www.doom9.org

    http://www.cdfreaks.com/

    footnote......find out what type of dvd media your burner will burn.....

    dvd-r or dvd+r

    they are both types of dvds.....some burners will only burn certain types others burn both


    cheers

    bookime
     
  7. Alex Ethridge

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    Thanks for the links.
     
  8. JohnWill

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    DVDShrink will copy them and shrink them to fit on one DV-R disk.
     
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