Hi all, I just stumbled on this site, and I’m impressed!
So I’ve been making backup copies of my movies for awhile (since in a dorm things tend to disappear sometimes :a ), using ICopyDVDs2 (with DVD43 as decryption) and single layer DVD+R discs. I really liked the one button copy ability, but not all DVDs would work with this software. Thus recently I picked up an LG DL lightscribe burner and Roxio Easy Media Creator Suite 9 (on sale for $20, woo). However, ICopyDVDs2 doesn’t seem to support DL in my version, and Roxio won’t copy a disc that is copy-protected.
So basically, I’m looking for my best option on how to optimize my back-up abilities. Obviously free is best, but I don’t mind paying for good software (just need to know its worth it, theres so much crap out there). What I’m looking for is something that would either 1) let me copy or manipulate copy-protected DVDs using Roxio, 2) let me transfer my movies to a format I can put on my video iPod, 3) ability to copy DVDs into either single or dual-layer discs (no reason for my Aqua Teen collection to be uber quality lol)
Example: Casino Royale wasn’t working with ICopyDVDs2, Roxio wouldn’t copy it. I downloaded the free version of DVDfab, and used that to create an .iso of the disc, and then burned the .iso onto a DVD+R DL disc using Roxio. However, the new disc could not be read by one of my DVD players (haven’t tried all of them yet), but was read by my laptop and played fine. I guess I should also ask if it matters if I use +R or -R DVD media, if my primary interest is backup copies of movies.
So would I be better off picking up DVDfab platinum, or is there another program that will allow Roxio to backup copy-protected media? I’ll keep looking, but I appreciate any and all help! Thanks!
(btw, Windows XP, 0.5 tb of hd space, 2gb ram, pentium d 925, etc)