Although it's been over a year since the last copy Planet Earth DVD post, maybe someone has an update. I just want to back-up my PE set and am willing to buy the DL platters, so I'm not interested in shrinking or reauthoring, or anything fancy. I tried several freeware programs to rip one DVD to the HDD, and finally found one that didn't give the dreaded copy protection prohibition, but found some file names and sizes were altered. I finally tried Windows Explorer and copy/pasted the one whole DVD to my HDD. Windows Media Player played the HDD directory (once I found the correct starting file) just like it plays the original DVD9 disk directly. Would a copy/paste from the HDD to a DVD-DL +R produce a usable DVD replica? It seems too simplistic to work, but I thought I'd ask anyway. I'm new to DVD burning, and the number of programs out there is confusing.