Thanks LIGHTNING UK!
I am just trying to find the best and fastest way to get the decrypted files (pretty much only the main movie) onto HD and then see how CloneDVD deals with it (while I wait for my Pioneer 106)
I don't know which is the best option just decrypting it then using CloneDVD to burn / compress, rip with DVD Shrink without compression and Burn with CloneDVD or rip with DVD Shrink using compression and then burn with CloneDVD,
I am only going to bother with the main movie to get the best quality backup I can onto a single DVD because if I want the extras I have the original disc, I want to be able to let my girlfriend take copies with her when she works abroad (which is fairly often) and it was a good excuse for me to buy the writer
do you know why there is a difference in how your Decrypter handles the rip and Shrink? even using no compression, or is it simply (as you suggest) that I am not selecting the correct files,
I don't want to have to rip the entire DVD if the movie is only half (or slightly more than half) of the full disc, it will just mean extra wear and tear to my Tosh 1402 in the long run,
and while I am at it I may as well ask if anyone can give me a short bio of exactly what CloneDVD does, I am guessing that it checks the DVD blanc size and tries to fit the movie you select to that size? (Olli? as you managed to sneak a post in while was typing this marathon reply)
also how does compression differ from the re-encoding that you have to do to fit a film onto 2 CDs (which I tried out but hated the end result so stopped doing them)
he he no one can accuse me of spamming to get a high post count cram as many questions as possible into one post I say.