Oh, yes! You can get much better output than DVDXcopy.
Download DVDShrink and DVDDecryptor.
They work together and it’s like using one program.
Both are free.
Temporarily turn off your anti-virus and install in that order.
Have the output from DVDShrink automatically sent to DVDDecryptor for burning. It’s very easy to choose DVDDecryptor as the “target.”
There are a variety of quality options available. You can leave them off for speed, or turn on the dual pass feature if you own a HD TV or projector. A special “smooth [motion] video” feature is also included that is good for action movies.
DVDShrink can do a fast job of entire disc or main movie only (reauthor icon, drag main title from right to left box). At your option, it can also do a slow job for a minor quality boost.
When DVDDecryptor is selected as the output for DVDShrink, they will simply trade places on your screen without any bother.
There are two icons you should know about in DVDDecryptor’s burning module. The little book icon in the far right will let you adjust the bitsetting for +R media. For some older set top DVD players and many game consoles, you can record a +R as a factory fresh DVD-ROM disc. Recording +R as +R can sometimes go faster, but it’s your option and it’s easy.
And of course, the large, hard drive>>CD icon is what you click to have it burn a nice perfect copy.
As an additional benefit, you can have DVDDecryptor leave the .ISO (disc copy output from Shrink) on your hard drive to make additional copies, or you can have the .ISO automatically deleted (very easy, check the little box on the burn screen), which it will do only if the copy is created successfully.
Your current product, DVDXcopy includes the Pattin Couffin driver that may slow down your computer. It is especially troublesome if installed while an anti-virus product is active. This can be eased (not cured) by setting the antivirus product to not start with windows, and not start at boot; uninstalling; rebooting; reinstalling DVDXcopy; rebooting; running DVDXcopy; rebooting; and re-enabling your anti-virus program. Properly installed, the VSO driver won’t interfere with your computer more than about 8% or so.
VSO’s Pattin Couffin driver can make your computer have intermittent slowdowns and visible video glitches on DVD writer output. This, of course, does not apply to all installations of the VSO products, but is a frequently reported problem. As for me, I uninstalled DVDXcopy and the VSO Pattin Couffin slowdown driver left with it. I inspected the Device Manager just to make sure that this troublesome VSO thing was gone.
The DVDShrink+DVDDecryptor combo is producing fantastic results for me.