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Windows 7: How can I backup my DVDs for quick & easy access?

01 Feb 2010   #81
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Beastie View Post
one program that is good for decrypting is any dvd by slysoft

SlySoft Products | Copy Movie DVDs with AnyDVD and CloneDVD
it is a pay program but they do offer a 21 day free trial
it does keep up with current copy protection and can also make a iso of a dvd or
do them in a folder like dvd shrink only thing is any dvd does not do the compression that dvd shrink does
Hi there
Why would you use this when Alcohol 52 is FREE.

Nothing wrong per se with Slysoft but surely a decent FREE program is better.

Cheers
jimbo


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06 Feb 2010   #82
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Beastie View Post
one program that is good for decrypting is any dvd by slysoft

SlySoft Products | Copy Movie DVDs with AnyDVD and CloneDVD
it is a pay program but they do offer a 21 day free trial
it does keep up with current copy protection and can also make a iso of a dvd or
do them in a folder like dvd shrink only thing is any dvd does not do the compression that dvd shrink does
Well I got this error when trying to use this program:

Its weird, the dvd looks perfect when you look at it too. I guess I'm SOL at this point.


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12 Feb 2010   #83
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

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Ok Magic Ripper worked, kind of.

It at least prompted me to skip the bad sectors & continue to burn.

Now I just have to see if I got enough of the dvd & if it will even play.

Do I need to do anything else to this rip or is it all set now?
You should be all set as long as the whole movie is there, I've never had it ask me skip the bad sectors so make sure the entire movie is there. There may be something wrong with that dvd, that's why you were having problems before.
Why do I have an actual .avi file instead of a bunch of .vob files like when I ripped with DVDshrink?

Is there a way to turn all of the dvds I ripped with dvdshrink that have the .vob extention into a single .avi file?
Would I be better off using Magic Ripper & getting an easy .avi file to click on? (which to me seems easier, but will it play in Media Center?)

Is that a smaller file over all than what DVdshrink would give me?
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12 Feb 2010   #84
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

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What file do I click on to make sure that dvdshrink copied the entire dvd properly and I'm good to go?

So even with DVDshrink I need to locate the movie poster online?

Why doesnt it pull all of the posters/images that are on the dvd itself?
Why don't you reecode the files to matroska and x264/aac? The films will be tiny - 300mb+.
How much quality will I really lose? Especially for specialty HD DVD's?

What program would I use to reencode to make smaller?
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12 Feb 2010   #85
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Any ideas?
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12 Feb 2010   #86
lantonel

Windows 7
 
 

Ok, I'm totally new on this, and don't know any of the technical stuff....at all! I just want to copy my DVDs onto my computer so that I can watch them at a later time in Media Center. I am running windows 7. I don't want to spend alot (if any) of money, and definately need step by step help.

Can anyone please help me? I've tried alot of the recommended programs on here, but I know so little, I'm not having any luck. I've been working at it for 2 days on this, and am VERY frustrated.

Can someone PLEASE help me?

Thanks in advance!

Lisa
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12 Feb 2010   #87
Gildor

 
 

We need more information. What, exactly have you done and what is happening (or not happening, as the case may be).

You also might want to consider starting your own thread, as video manipulation can get somewhat involved.
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13 Feb 2010   #88
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lantonel View Post
Ok, I'm totally new on this, and don't know any of the technical stuff....at all! I just want to copy my DVDs onto my computer so that I can watch them at a later time in Media Center. I am running windows 7. I don't want to spend alot (if any) of money, and definately need step by step help.

Can anyone please help me? I've tried alot of the recommended programs on here, but I know so little, I'm not having any luck. I've been working at it for 2 days on this, and am VERY frustrated.

Can someone PLEASE help me?

Thanks in advance!

Lisa
Welcome Lisa,
You said you've been working on this for two days, What have you tried?
Since this thread is already pretty long, You would get more immediate help if you start your own Here Media Center - Windows 7 Forums There's alot of help here.
Derek
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13 Feb 2010   #89
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Rather than get into all the technicals of decrypting and re-coding/ re-muxing if you do not wish to learn right now,

why not give this a try:
MakeMKV - Make MKV from Blu-ray and DVD


It will take make a single MKV file, from your discs of the main movie, complete with subs, but will be the same size and qaulity as the original source was.
The good thing is:
its one step.
its Lossless
no recode/encoding necc.
fairly quick (depending on your DVD/BD drive speed)

The downside is it will start taking alot more HD space, than a compressed movie will.
especially if your decrypting Blurays which can be upwards of 25-40Gb per film.
4.3-7.5GB for DVDs

If you want to compress them to save space, youll need to to learn some encoding, such as with MeGUI.

You will also need the proper splitters to watch a MKV file. Such as in Shark007s codec pack .. Haali Splitter.
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13 Feb 2010   #90
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lantonel View Post
Ok, I'm totally new on this, and don't know any of the technical stuff....at all! I just want to copy my DVDs onto my computer so that I can watch them at a later time in Media Center. I am running windows 7. I don't want to spend alot (if any) of money, and definately need step by step help.

Can anyone please help me? I've tried alot of the recommended programs on here, but I know so little, I'm not having any luck. I've been working at it for 2 days on this, and am VERY frustrated.

Can someone PLEASE help me?

Thanks in advance!

Lisa
Read the page 2 and page 3 of this thread , I told Johney about handbrake (though he was reluctant to use it). HandBrake is a very good program to rip dvds into avi or mkv with almost minimum quality loss, comes free to use.

It will reduce your hdd cost as well, coz a dvdrip is much smaller than a dvd. There is a guideline to arrange media center movie library (in page 2 and 3), too. Try it, if still it is a problem, just inform, "step by step help" will be provided.
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