General Stuff on CloneDVD

Howdy all…Im a newbie to this stuff…Is there a tutorial on backing up DVD’s? What I want to do is copy just the movie, the 5.1 stuff and DTS if there is DTS. The problem is, I dont know what to check or not to check when using CloneDVD, I just been copying the whole DVD and getting around 50%, also, if I only copy the 5.1 and DTS, does that mean it wont play say on a system that just has a dvd player and tv (no home theater or 5.1 decoder)? Thanks for your help.

@ watchdog,

Below is a link to the CD Freaks CloneDVD tutorial.

Also it appears that you are unaware that CD Freaks has a DVD Tutorial Forum. Below is a link.

It might be a good idea to thoroughly look around the CD Forum and note all the various Forums that are available to CD Freaks Forum Members. There is a wealth of knowledge contained in the CD Freaks Forum. You would be surprised at all the information available to Forum Members if they used the Forum magic “Search” button.

Best Regards,


Hi and welcome to the forum. You will find lots of useful help here. See this link for some good guides;

As far as regular 5.1 versus DTS, only playback systems with a DTS decoder can play the DTS track. Generally all systems will be able to play the 5.1 track even if only a TV without a home theater setup. So you should copy the 5.1 track as a minimum and if you wish the DTS would be optional.

regards & good luck

Ok cool…thats what I was hoping! Thanks and I will check out the tutorials…