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DVD copy I have a DVD. I would like to make a copy for my friend. How to shrink the original DVD program to write on to 4.7GB disk?

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  • eagledvd8 Jun 24, 2008

    Thanx. Yes I am aware of the copyright.

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You need a program like DVD Shrink to do that.

That being said, making copies of copyrighted DVDs for your friends is against the law, i.e., Illegal. Just a warning that my advice is not to be used to make ILLEGAL copies of copyrighted works. I am assuming you are talking about a non copyrighted DVD.

Posted on Jun 24, 2008

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5 - copy the backed up files to disk.

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How to Install 2 or more Operating Systems on your Computer


You will need to make sure your hard drive is large enough to accommodate the space requirements of both operating systems, plus enough room to install software and store files for each perating system. Personally, I do not recommend attempting this on drives of less than 50GB with Windows operating systems XP and later. You will first need to optimize the existing installation to reduce and condense your total disk space. To do this you can run the following utilities on your existing installation: create a restore point then, run a registry cleaner (Ccleaner is reliable and free), registry defrag, system cleaner (Trial versions of Yacimsoft Optimizers or Glary Utilities are fully functional free downloads which will give you all the tools needed to achieve these functions), uninstall any program files you do not use . . . then perform a complete disk defrag once all junk files, temp files, old document files etc have been deleted and removed from the recycle bin . . . then reboot the computer.

To perform the disk partition inside Windows XP and later, make sure you are logged on to a user account with full administrator privileges., then click on start and RIGHT click on My Computer (WinXP) or Computer (Vista and 7) on the start menu and select “Manage” this will invoke the “Computer Management Console. In the far left column find and select “Disk Management” This will open the Windows utility to create disk partitions.Your primary Hard Drive will be labeled “Disc 0” and display information about the size of your drive. Newer laptops and desktops may already show multiple partitions setup by the manufacturer which are used to restore your original factory settings – DO NOT DELETE OR TAMPER WITH THESE OR YOU WILL LOSE YOUR ABILITY TO RECOVER YOUR ORIGINAL OPERATING SYSTEM IN THE EVENT YOUR OPERATING SYSTEM BECOMES UNUSABLE.

Find the rectangular section of the Hard Drive Graphic which bears the word BOOT Right click, Select “SHRINK VOLUME”. A new window will appear with minimum number of megabytes the drive can be. You will NOT want to use the minimum number. If you do, you will be creating a partition only big enough to accommodate your current data. There will be little or no room to add additional programs or save files. What you will instead need to do is look at the total capacity, then calculate how much additional space you want to allocate to your original Windows installation with enough remaining space to install the secondary operating system.
Lets pretend the original OS is any flavor of VISTA and you are planning to install Windows XP SP3 on your new partition . Your HDD is 60 GB (this will be shown in MB units which will be a 5 digit number for drives less than 100 GB and a 6 digit number for drives over 100 GB total capacity).

Note: HDD capacity calculations are not exact. Do not be surprised if your 60GB drive actually only shows a “Total Size Before Shrink” of 58777 megabytes or some other number less than 60000 as you might expect. This is an industry norm. The true capacity is rounded up to the nearest GB even though the actual capacity may be slightly less.

In this scenario the Disk Management utility informs you the minimum size you can shrink your Vista volume to is 22497 megabytes. You want more room for downloads and stuff you add later. The total capacity you need for your XP installation and other files you decide will be 20 GB. This leaves approximately 20GB of space you can apply to the Vista partition. Therefore you will enter a number something like 44000 in the Shrink window field labeled: Enter the amount of space to shrink in MB. Now click the “Shrink” button. The operation will take several minutes to complete. Once the Shrink has completed successfully, reboot the system to make sure your original OS is operational and the computer boots without any issue. Then return toDisk Management You shoulod now see your Vista volume and a second area of Unallocated Space.

Right click in the unallocated space, select “New Simple Volume” This will begin the Simple Volume Wizard. Click Next. Use the maximum size indicated & click “Next”

In the next menu select “DO NOT ASSIGN A DRIVE LETTER OR PATH. Format the new partition to NTFS.Click “Finish”

Return to the Disk Management utility & you will see the new partition. When the format is complete, right click on the new partition and select “change drive letter” use the default drive letter suggested.

Insert your XP Installation CD into your DVD/CD and run SETUP within Vista and select the option to install a copy of XP on this machine.Select the empty new partition you created for XP and follow the installation instructions.

Vista Boot Loader will detect the XP installation and prompt at startup which OS you wish to boot. You now have 2 separate options for which operating you want to run on your computer.

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO RUN PROGRAMS INSTALLED ON ONE OS IN THE 2ND OS. YOU WILL NEED TO INSTALL ANY PROGRAMS YOU HAD INSTALLED ON YOUR ORIGINAL OPERATING SYSTEM SEPARATE INSTALLATION IN THE NEW OS. ALWAYS SAVE PROPRIETARY FILES AND BACKUPS TO THE CORRECT PARTITION CONTAINING THE OPERATING SYSTEM WHERE CREATED.

EXCEPTIONS ARE: MOST STANDARD MEDIA AND DOCUMENT FILE FORMATS – mp3, .doc, .pdf, .jpeg etc. These files are universal and can be accessed from either OS by pointing their opening application to their location on any logical drive.


My Next How-To will be PART 2, Installing multiple Operating Systems on a Clean Unformatted Drive.

Please send any feedback or questions to GeekMaker@hotmail.com

Colt Baldwin – FixYa.com Computer Technology Support Expert.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

Please remember to rate this tip if you found it useful.

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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

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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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A program that I have used extensively is DVD Shrink. Not only can it RIP the movie onto your hard drive, but you can re-author the DVD to have just what you want in it. The link below will start the download shortly after the page loads.
http://www.afterdawn.com/software/download_splash.cfm/dvd_shrink
In order to burn the movies again, for backup purposes only (otherwise it's illegal), you should try DVD Decrypter. Here's the link to the file;
http://www.mrbass.org/dvdrip/SetupDVDDecrypter_3.5.4.0.exe

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Is there a free program that I can use to compress a single layer 4.7gb blank dvd to a 8.5gb size?


Just so I have it correctly as I think you may have it a bit backwards. You wouldn't have to compress a 4.7gb to be able to fit it all on a 8.5gb...(9.4gb) You may have to compress a DL disk to be able to fit all of the contents on a smaller 4.7gb disk. There is such a program out there that will do this. i.e. give you the ability to "backup" purchased copies of your dvd collection. The program that can do this is called DVD Shrink. I believe you can find this at www.download.com The program also allows you to re-author the disk to only include the movie and not all of the extras.

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