Copying a DVD


Prominent Member
Hiya all,

I am trying to copy a wedding DVD of my cousins. I have never had trouble copying DVDs before. I have tried copying it using Nero 6, and also a bit of software called DVD Shrink. I have ALWAYS been able to copy dvds using the DVD shrink. However, with this dvd, it gets halfway through copying it and then fails. Could this be some form of copyright protection?

Can anyone else recommend me another bit of software?

Thanks in advance.


Distinguished Member
It is unlikely to be copy protection as you can only get that with commercially mastered copies from glass masters.
It is not uncommon with DVDs made from recordable media and if you never had it before you havent done that many or you've simply been lucky.....till now!:rolleyes:

"DVD decrypter" is something else you can try if you can find it ( Hollywood didnt like it and stopped its author ( like that of DVD shrink from continuing with it) if not: PM or email me. Ill send it to you as an attachment

If you get a message of cyclical redundancy error..or error reading data in Nero. I would give up at that stage and go to Plan B.
Sometimes in Nero you can try to manually burn an image onto your PCs HDD (choose image recorder instead of the DVD writer) and ticking all the "ignore error boxes, then subsequently burn the DVD from that image

Plan B
I would ( strongly) suggest that you dub the DVD on a DVD recorder with HDD, then dub from its HDD that back to a DVD ( with decent media) you will find that you can then copy the newly mode DVD or have your own copy.
You will lose the menu by this method but at least you'll get your DVD

If you get a copy of Ulead Movie Factory 5 you will be able to get your DVD into an authoring environment and create another menu ( if you want ) without any loss of quality and also minimal time lost as the software will not reencode your DVD mpeg material
Good luck:smashin:

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