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How to Rip/Copy a DVD to a Backup Image (ISO/MDS) using DVD Shrink

In this tip , I will show you how to backup your DVD's to your computer or to burn them to another disc using DVD Shrink. This is very useful if you have DVD's that YOU OWN but don't want the original to get damaged or if you would like to watch it on your PC.

Note that it is illegal to copy any DVD if your do not own the original. (Check your country's copyright laws)

Firstly , you will need the program. CLICK HERE to go to the download site.

For the program's main page CLICK HERE

DVD Shrink is freeware but if you want , you may make a donation which will help with the upkeep of the program by clicking HERE.

Once downloaded , insert your DVD into the DVD drive of your computer and open the program. Now click on the Open Disc icon and select the DVD you inserted into the drive from the drop down menu.





In my case , I will be using a an original disc of a popular series. Press okay once you have selected the disc you want to backup. The disc will now be analyzed which should not take more than 5min.



Once complete , the program will display the basic layout of the DVD.



Here , you can choose to remove certian objects from the DVD to save space. Most comercial DVD's are written on single sided double layer DVD9 discs which can hold 8GB of video. You will probably want to write it to a normal 4.7Gb single sided single layer disc. For this to be possible , the quality of the video must be reduced. Thus , the more extra's you can remove , the more space will be available for video leading to better video quality. The program automatically adjusts the video to fit onto a 4.7 Gb disc.

For instance on the disc I have inserted , I decided to remove the director's comments as well as the Norwegian Subtitles to save space. It's never really necessary to remove the subtitles as they occupy very little space anyways.



It's also not necessary to have more than one sound track on the disc. If you are going to be playing your DVD on your 5.1 sound system , there is no use for the 2.1 sound and you may remove it.

The aim is to get the compression ratio as big as possible as this will govern the quality of the backup.




You can also edit the the movie in re author mode which can save much more space on the disc , but I will be demonstrating this in another tip to keep this one as simple as possible.

Once you are done unchecking unnecessary extra's on the disc , select the backup button.



You will not get the backup dialog screen. Here you may choose how the disc is backed up and where the backup is stored. I prefer backing up to a ISO image file as I can either watch it on my PC using a virtual DVD drive like Deamon Tools Lite or write it to a disc later using most burning software. If you are using Nero burning software , you will be able to burn the disc directly from the following screen under the format options.



Just below the "Backup Target" format , you may select where on your computer the file should be stored.



When your done , select OK and the backup will start. This should take anywhere from 30min to 2h depending on the quality of the rip and the length of the video.



Uncheck the "enable video preview" button to speed up the ripping process.



You may burn this image with most burning software or on Windows Vista or later , simply double click on the image to burn it with the Windows Built in burner.

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Kind Regards
StephanSA

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dvdfab registration key


Its illegal for anyone to provide serial keys for programs that have retail values set on them its Pirating
There are lots of freeware alternatives on the internet

fab dvd free
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or
http://www.softpedia.com/get/CD-DVD-Tools/CD-DVD-Rip-Other-Tools/DVD-Shrink.shtml
DVD Shrink and DVD Decrypter are two programs that can be used to backup DVDs.
DVD Shrink reduces dual-layer DVDs in size so that they fit on single, blank DVD media.
DVD Decrypter is used to burn that file to disc after the video has been authored in DVD Shrink.
Open DVD Shrink, click "Full Disc" on the toolbar, then insert your DVD into the disc drive.
Click "Open Disc," then select the DVD drive, and click "OK."
Click "Main Movie," then remove any "Audio" or "Subpicture" (subtitle) streams that you don't need by disabling the tick boxes.

Click the "Extras," and decide if you want to remove any.
If you do, set the "Video" drop-down menu to "Still Image."
Click "Backup" then select "Create an ISO image" from the "Select backup target" drop-down menu.
Select "Browse" and then choose a temporary location for your ISO image to be stored.
Click "Quality Settings," and make sure "Compress video with high..." is selected.
Click "OK." Close DVD Shrink when the ISO image has been created.
Open DVD Decrypter, click "Mode," then "ISO," then "Write W."
Click the folder icon and locate the ISO created with DVD Shrink. Insert a blank DVD, and then click the burn button in the bottom-left.
You will now have backed up your home movie DVD.

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how to convert dvd +r to dvd -r


Use DVD Shrink & Nero Burning Rom

1. Put the DVD +R in your computer's DVD burner drive
2. Open DVD Shrink
3. With 'Full Disc' checked, click 'Open Disc' button.
4. Choose settings as required.
5. After it does the quick preview, click 'Backup'
6. When it prompts you to insert a DVD insert a DVD-R
7. Close the dvd DVD drive.
8. When done, enjoy the movie.

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I burnt a video to a DVD+R DL but not playing on my DVD player?


You don't need to format the disc, as it does this during the burn process. What you may find is that your NEC dvd player does not play DVD+R. If you can, re-burn the video on a DVD-R 8.5GB.

You can also compress the video to fit on 4.7GB dvd. Download a program called DVD Shrink 3.2. Put the disc you burnt in the drive, and run DVD Shrink. This will analize the film, and all you need to do is click on Re-Author and lower the compression. It even has a line to show how big the video will be on the disc. On a 4.7GB dvd, you don't want this any higher than 4,430MB.

Hope those work

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