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    DVD backups... NEW QUESTION ABOUT SHRINKING FILE SIZE & MAKING BACKUP DISCS

    UPDATE: I've now ripped my new DVD's using DVD Decrypter, but they are pretty big files so I'll soon run out of storage!

    I'd like to do two things

    (1) shrink them for easier storage but not sure how TO go about this (the rip consists of loads of separate VOB and IFO and BUP files)

    (2) burn the videos onto my own backup discs - what are the options here, in either the present format or with a shunken versions?

    Sorry for all the technonoob questions.... completely new to this!

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    Recently bought Richard Dawkins collection on DVD



    Truthfully translates as 'Recently bought rambo collection on DVD'

    You can be honest with us by now mate, no one will judge you.

    Try DVDx

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    kungfu;3533772

    Truthfully translates as 'Recently bought rambo collection on DVD'You can … Truthfully translates as 'Recently bought rambo collection on DVD'You can be honest with us by now mate, no one will judge you. :pTry DVDx



    It was actually Debbie does Dallas but I didn't want to say... :oops:

    Thanks - and to barneydog too!

    Free ripping software

    ]DVD-Decripter

    You may need these if the DVD has got ARccOS protection, but Ripit4me is no longer supported so does not always work on newer releases especially Sony ones which are the ones that use this form of protection most

    ]Guide

    ]Ripit4me

    ]FixVTS

    Edit

    If you decide to use DVDfab (or AnyDVD) you will not need these, this is just a way to rip using freeware

    Free conversion software, DL link at bottom of page

    ]Super

    thanks

    :thumbsup:s

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    barneydog - you are a hero. Thanks!

    Links to DVD-Decripter downloads e.g. dvddecrypter.org.uk/ give me a warning that downloading will damage my computer, a warning I usually don't get. What do you think??

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    Liddle ol' me;3533848

    Links to DVD-Decripter downloads e.g. http://www.dvddecrypter.org.uk/ … Links to DVD-Decripter downloads e.g. http://www.dvddecrypter.org.uk/ give me a warning that downloading will damage my computer. What do you think??



    Do it.:thumbsup:

    If you can find them I'd recommend DVD Decrypter to rip protected DVDs.
    If you want to reduce the file size I'd recommend using DVD shrink.

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    crd67;3533869

    If you can find them I'd recommend DVD Decrypter to rip protected DVDs. … If you can find them I'd recommend DVD Decrypter to rip protected DVDs. If you want to reduce the file size I'd recommend using DVD shrink.



    Thanks for that too :thumbsup:

    any thoughts on the link to DVD Decrypter above? Think it actually is dodgy?

    The DVD Decrypter looks fine to me, I've just downloaded it with no problems

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    yeah. I use

    DVD Decrypter (removes copy protection). Also DVDShrink works in tandem with the decrypter to make backup copies straight to DVD files on HDD or straight to DVD.

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    barneydog;3533918

    The DVD Decrypter looks fine to me, I've just downloaded it with no … The DVD Decrypter looks fine to me, I've just downloaded it with no problems



    csiman;3533921

    yeah. I useDVD Decrypter (removes copy protection). Also DVDShrink works … yeah. I useDVD Decrypter (removes copy protection). Also DVDShrink works in tandem with the decrypter to make backup copies straight to DVD files on HDD or straight to DVD.



    Thanks guys - appreciate all your help and rep left all round. :thumbsup:

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    Thanks again for the help you've already given me guys, but here is Techonoob's next question. :oops:

    I've now ripped my new DVD's using DVD Decrypter, and they play great on the computer. But they are pretty big files!

    I'd like to do two things

    (1) shrink them for easier storage but not sure how to go about this (the rip consists of loads of separate VOB and IFO and BUP files)

    (2) burn the videos onto my own backup discs - what are the options here, in either the present format or shunken versions?

    Sorry for all the questions.... completely new to this!

    Original Poster

    Bump for evening crowd - hope someone can advise ^^^ See post above ^^^

    DVD±R can be bought for pennies these days (10-20p something like that depending on brand / dye / quality), burn and forget - I'm forever running out of space on my hard drive.

    All the info you need is available on Afterdawn, a site I linked to earlier in the thread

    As you have ripped them to HDD with DVDDecryptor you will need other software to compress them to a single layer DVDR. If you want to put them on Dual layer disc just burn them as DVDs.

    To compress them

    I use Nero Recode which is part of the full Nero suite. with this you can remove unwanted stuff such as extras or foriegn audio and subtitles.

    If you don't have this you can use DVD Shrink which is freeware and burning software, there is an easy guide here

    afterdawn.com/gui…cfm

    DVD Shrink is available here

    afterdawn.com/sof…cfm

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    abomination;3576564

    DVD±R can be bought for pennies these days (10-20p something like that … DVD±R can be bought for pennies these days (10-20p something like that depending on brand / dye / quality), burn and forget - I'm forever running out of space on my hard drive.



    Yeah, probably better than spending $ on extra storage. Thanks.

    barneydog;3576588

    All the info you need is available on Afterdawn, a site I linked to … All the info you need is available on Afterdawn, a site I linked to earlier in the threadAs you have ripped them to HDD with DVDDecryptor you will need other software to compress them to a single layer DVDR. If you want to put them on Dual layer disc just burn them as DVDs.To compress themI use Nero Recode which is part of the full Nero suite. with this you can remove unwanted stuff such as extras or foriegn audio and subtitles.If you don't have this you can use DVD Shrink which is freeware and burning software, there is an easy guide herehttp://www.afterdawn.com/guides/archive/how_to_copy_dvd_with_dvd_shrink.cfmDVD Shrink is available herehttp://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/dvd_rippers/dvd_shrink.cfm



    You've been very helpful as usual - I really appreciate it. It's about time I read through some of the links you've added and work these things out for myself. Thanks again t:thumbsup:

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    Liddle ol' me;3576686

    It's about time I read through some of the links you've added




    Agreed.:thumbsup:
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