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Windows 7: DVD Shrink/Rip Programs

05 Feb 2011   #31
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Well if DVD Shrink black out, freezes or s/th like that then the original DVD has a protection scheme that DVDShrink can't handle. For those cases I first copy the disk to my harddrive with DVDFab and in a second step I shrink the whole thing down to an ISO that matches DVD5.
(I know that DVDFab can create the ISO as well it's just faster to do it like this on my system)
Certainly you can keep using NERO...I personally just didn't see any advantage over the free program I use

-DG


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05 Feb 2011   #32
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SledgeDG View Post
Well if DVD Shrink black out, freezes or s/th like that then the original DVD has a protection scheme that DVDShrink can't handle.
Bingo. That's why I've started using DVDfab for everything as a first step, whether the movie is going to disc or a ripped file for my HTPC. DVDfab is updated often, where as DVD Shrink hasn't been in a long time. Once the protections are removed, DVD Shrink has no issues whatsoever.
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05 Feb 2011   #33
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

For just freeware, try this:

RipIt4Me 1.7.1.0 - VideoHelp.com Downloads

with the ancillary(DVD Decrypter and Shrink) tools I think it works for me on 95% of DVDs

Also as I mentioned earlier, you can try MakeMKV. A new version was just released. 1.6.4. The DVD support is supposed to be improved. MakeMKV is free as long as it is in beta stage(which it has been for many months now. I paid for it so I have fewer hassles when updating from what I read in its forum.)
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05 Feb 2011   #34
Jambe

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I'm surprised that no one has mentioned Ideal DVD Copy (www.idealdvdcopy.com ).

However, it only allows ten free uses and then it has to be purchased.

Easy to use and a great forum which tells what movies are cracked.
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06 Feb 2011   #35
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Probably because people in general (and me in particular) rather spend money on better hardware/important things instead on software for jobs that can be executed just as well with freeware.
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07 Feb 2011   #36
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jambe View Post
However, it only allows ten free uses and then it has to be purchased.
Why mention it when a free product does the job just as well? It's the same reason so many people use MSE. It's free and does the job just as well.
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17 Feb 2011   #37
ebolaz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SledgeDG View Post
Well if DVD Shrink black out, freezes or s/th like that then the original DVD has a protection scheme that DVDShrink can't handle.
Bingo. That's why I've started using DVDfab for everything as a first step, whether the movie is going to disc or a ripped file for my HTPC. DVDfab is updated often, where as DVD Shrink hasn't been in a long time. Once the protections are removed, DVD Shrink has no issues whatsoever.
OK, I tried a different DVD. But now, while the backup is going as far as 25%, I got a message saying I don't have enough memory. But I have 1.8 Tb free in this HD.

What does DVDFab do exactly that Shrink doesn't?
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17 Feb 2011   #38
Kipper

 

You can download DVD43, there is a version for both 32/64bit; it will run in the background so that DVDShrink will work just fine for you.
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17 Feb 2011   #39
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ebolaz View Post
What does DVDFab do exactly that Shrink doesn't?
It does everything that DVD Shrink does....except it is updated often. DVD Shrink hasn't been updated in years.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kipper View Post
You can download DVD43, there is a version for both 32/64bit; it will run in the background so that DVDShrink will work just fine for you.
DVDfab also has freeware for this called Passkey Lite. I install it, but don't let it run all the time. Then, when DVDfab has an issue deciphering chapters, I use Passkey Lite and then rerun DVDfab.
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17 Feb 2011   #40
ebolaz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Hi, Deacon

If DVDFab does what Shrink does, should I just scrap Shrink for DVDFab? Sounds like some people use both?

Thanks for the help.
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