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dvd novice burner--help please

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by barrykil, Jan 13, 2005.

  1. barrykil

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    need some help/advice,novice with computers so here goes, just installed a nec 3520 burner and got a copy of nero (oem suite 3) if i try to copy a dvd straight to disc i get "disc copy protected" on the screen, is there something i can do or should have done any advice would be most welcome....
     
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    You need what's called a DVD 'ripper', something that can break the copy-protection .. in the case of DVDs they're encrypted, so you need something like DVD Decrpyter or DVD Shrink, depending on what you want to do. DVD Shrink is probably most useful to most people, DVD Decrypter has one or two neat features like ISO imaging but that's more specialised.

    Plenty of discussion around here about DVD Shrink, plug that into "Search" and you'll come up with info, you can download it from here.

    The full version of Nero includes Recode which is a tarted-up version of Shrink, the guy who wrote Shrink sold it to Ahead, but Shrink is more than adequate.
     
  3. barrykil

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    thanks for that :thumbsup:
     
  4. simon100

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    I have DVDShrink and it works very well, compressing the DVD down to size. It might take some time, but it is worth it. It also integrates seamlessly with Nero so that you can leave the PC whilst it does the job.
     
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    just downloaded dvdshrink32setup is that the one i should use?
     
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    thanks :smashin:
     
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    on average how long does it take to burn a movie including encoding?
     
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    depends on the quality of the encode. several hours up several days - the kind of thing you leave running while you are asleep :D

    the actual burning part isn't too long at all, i guess 30 mins. and if using dvdshrink that is pretty quick.
     
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    Sorry Dean, DVD Shrink is free, does the CSS decryption and needs only a few 'clicks' to rip the entire DVD, barely much more effort to select just the main movie etc.

    Notice Shrink isn't in their comparison chart. IMHO $59.95 is extortionate for what that can do, even Nero Recode which comes as part of the Nero Ultimate package (costing not much more) out-does that package in terms of features.
     
  12. barrykil

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    did my first disc today from start -finish about 40 min is that about normal, used dvdshrink
     
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    Depends what your copying?
    Generally I manage around 25min at 8x speed with a NEC 3520 using DVDFAB
    I 've got a AMD2600 skt A & i gig of Ram. I doubt there is much difference in software apart from I bought mine?
    I have since hacked my registry for the activation key tho ;-)
     
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    thanks all :smashin:
     

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