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copying movie DVDs to PC DVD drive

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by sceptic, Sep 19, 2005.

  1. sceptic

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    Is it possible to copy movie DVDs to the DVD drive of a PC or are they copy protected?
    Any advice on this greatly appreciated.

    Sorry if this has been asked before.

    Thanks
     
  2. hutters

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    I use DVD Decrypter to copy the exact DVD across to my hard drive.

    It cracks the copy protection and duplicates the files that are on the dvd.
     
  3. OneEleven

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    I use DVD shrink (www.dvdshrink.org ). This lets you re-author and remove any of the unwanted cr@p like Lithuanian subtitles and Icelandic soundtrack :thumbsup:
     
  4. sceptic

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    Couldn’t find anywhere to download DVD Decrypter but managed to download DVD shrink.
    Not getting my new computer until next week so can’t try it yet. Thanks guys. :clap:
     
  5. hutters

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    You can download it from my webspace if you like:

    http://www.hutters.net/dvdtools/

     
  6. sceptic

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    Many thanks hutters. :smashin:
    Have downloaded it to my works computer.
    Can't wait to get my hands on new computer to start using it.
     
  7. sceptic

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    One more question.
    What blank DVDs make do you recommend?

    Thanks guys :smashin:
     
  8. a5ian300zx

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    i use Anydvd which let you play anything removes all copyright protection and macros etc.. then you just use Nero to copy. copy on hard disk first then back on to the dvd use nero recode to remove unwanted stuff like subtitle and soundtacks.
     
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    Sceptic

    I only use RITEK DVD-R GO5 8 speed, I can highly recomended them, been backing up on them for a year or more, no coasters yet. http://www.avforums.com/forums/newreply.php#
    ThumbsUp

    Price range around 25p to 30p each.


    Should have been thumbs up, instead i posted a link....all new to me...
     
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    HAve a look at DVD shrink - it lets you do that too, but if you have Nero installed already will backup straight to DVD so no faff copying to HDD :thumbsup:
     
  11. Jim_Fear

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    I thought this subject was supossed to be kept hush hush?
     
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    DVR-R or DVD+R?

    I get mine from LynxDV and buy whatever they recommend. They have several '2 back for each coaster you make due to faulty media' deals and seem to take great care in picking their sources.

    Never had a complaint about media I've bought from them and they're not expensive.

    Nope, regularly discussed round here. :D
     
  13. sceptic

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    Which tests indicate are one of the most unstable disks available, Initial burn results are very good but these disks can degrade within 3 months to produce unreadable coasters. One tub will be OK, the next will degrade quickly, most serious dvdr users avoid these like the plague.
     
  15. sceptic

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    So what do you recommend?
     
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    Actually, they are ok now. Ritek went through a phase where they were not manufactured to the usual high quality (plus they were some fakes). The best G05 discs are Ritek Extreme discs. I still use G04 which I have been using for a nearly two years now. The first discs I burned are still readable.
     
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    No they are not, the GO5 are very unreliable even for short term storage, other disks with problems are Verbatim -r sourced from India.

    The best for longevity at the moment are CMC MAG in various incarnations.
     
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    CMC is the worst manufacturer of them all.
     
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    My Dad's bigger than your Dad.........

    I once bought some cheap DVD-Rs in a computer fair. Can't remember the brand, but nearly half of them were duds. So I didn't save any money and I did get a lot of hassle. Best not to buy on price, I guess.

    I think for the sake of compatibility with non-PC players, that DVD-R/RW are better supported than DVD+R/RW, which may explain the sometimes better deals on the latter - a sign of imminent departure from the market, perhaps?

    I use DVD Shrink + Nero 6. It's works, but it might be good to avoid having to save to HD first.

    Anyone know which dual layer discs to look for / avoid?

    Nick
     
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    It is the dye that is important rather than the brand. I bought some discs from SVP which were 10p each. I only got them as they use high quality TDK dye and they are just 2x speed. They only get used to record series and films of the TV so they don't have any important data.

    For Double Layer + (Dual Layer is -). I use Datasafe made by Ritek. They burn fine on my Pioneer 109 and are half price to the best DL media which are Verbatim. I wouldn't use Verbatim single layer as they use rubbish CMC dye which a lot of people complain about. Have a look at the Official DVD Shrink forums for lots of people who agree with me.

    SVP also started to do Traxdata with Ricoh dye which I will try out sometime. I have great sucess with Ricoh dye on single layer discs.
     

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