Hi, Im in the market for a new DVD Burner that will be good to do back ups of mainly game discs (DVD ones) anyone recommend a good one ? been reading all the reviews here and it looks like a Lite-on brand i think ?? Anyone have a view on this or any comments would be great. Wallet is ready and waiting…
Anyone ??? Im looking at the Liteon or Pioneer ??? Please i need to get one and want to get the best for this job.
Generally Lite-on dvdrws have fairly good capabilities in backing-up copy protected cds.
However, there is a price. Lite-on dvdrws are usually very picky about dvd media and usually perform poorly with cheap blank dvds and, in particular, with cheap -R media. If you don’t mind paying a bit extra for quality blank dvds (e.g. Taiyo Yuden, Verbatim or Japanese manufactured Maxell), then there’s no problem but you have been warned.
What would be the next best with good alround abilitys? or what as a second burner ?
The new SONY encryption is giving all drives a problem. This is more a software issue for DVDs. You just need the right software to strip the codes from the DVD. Backups for games are another issue. Some burners are better at this and I am not the expert on this!
DVDFab Decrypter is a simple version of DVDFab Express. It copies entire DVD movie to hard disk, and removes all the protections (CSS, RC, RCE, APS, UOPs and Sony ARccOS) while copying
Programs you will need:
- DVDFab Decrypter 126.96.36.199 - Get it here: http://www.dvdidle.com/free.htm
- DVD Shrink 3.2 - Get it here (Click “dvdshrink32setup.zip” at the very top): http://mrbass.org/dvdshrink/
First thing we need to do is, make sure you are using DVDFab Decrypter 188.8.131.52 or later.
So start up DVDFab Decrypter, then at the top right hand corner. Click the little round button with the question mark (?) in it.
A new screen will pop up, the first line will tell you what version. If it doesn’t say 184.108.40.206 or later , then go to the link above and download it.
Ok after the above has been done, we are now ready to start. (NOTE: DVDFab Decrypter is ready to use as soon as you download it. The only thing you would need to change is the region code if you aren’t in region 1. (Region 1 = USA) )
Go ahead and start up DVDFab Decrypter. In the “Source” box, select the drive with the “Lords of Dogtown” DVD in it. In the “Target” box, select where you would like DVDFab Decrypter to save the files it creates.
Now click the “Start” button in the DVDFab Decrypter screen. After clicking the “Start” button, this screen will pop up. It is just telling you that if there is anything in that folder already, it will be deleted. You can safely click “Yes” if there is nothing in the folder.
After click “Yes” to the warning message, DVDFab Decrypter will start copying the files off the DVD.
After DVDFab Decrypter gets done copying the files to your hard drive, a screen will come up informing you of it.
Now, go ahead and click the “Finish” button, then exit out of DVDFab Decrypter.
Now that the rip is complete, go ahead and start up DVD Shrink.
After the DVD Shrink screen is up, click the “Open Files” button.
After clicking the “Open Files” button, the “Browse for Folder” screen will pop up. Find where you told DVDFab Decrypter to save the files (whatever you put in the “Target” box).
Make sure when you find the folder, you click the little plus sign out beside it until you see the “AUDIO_TS” and “VIDEO_TS” folder at the bottom. Now once you see the “VIDEO_TS” folder, click it once to highlight it and then click the “OK” button. DVD Shrink will then do a “Quick Analysis” of the movie and then present you with this screen.
You can see that it says it will compress the movie to %53.0 this is way to much to achieve acceptable video quality. So we are going to “Re-author” the DVD only putting the “Main Movie” on it.
Go ahead and click the “Re-author” button. Then on the right hand side, scroll down to where it says “Main Movie”. There will be only 1 title there. So click that title and drag it over to the “DVD Compilation” side under “DVD Structure”.
Ok now your done, click the “Backup!” button and wait for it to finish.
When it is done, this screen will pop up.
You will now have a working copy of the film