I know this isnâ€™t the fastest or most sophisticated way to back up a protected DVD (please donâ€™t flame me for posting it). However, it teaches you to use three very powerful programs, the programs are freeware, and they donâ€™t install anything goofy that takes over everything. So here we go.
DVDfab HD Decrypter is updated all the time to keep up with protections. This tutorial uses the 22.214.171.124 but you need to check often. The free version of this program does one thing: remove copy protection. If you want to be able to do all of this in one step, buy this baby, read the manual and go to town.
DVD Shrink does just what the name says. If you have a DVD9 original and you need to fit it on a DVD5 you need this gem. It is still not obsolete because it has some extremely powerful DVD editing features that can still be exploited. Donâ€™t ask me for them, start at the Shrink website and youâ€™ll find all kinds of tutorials. There are some fantastic guides here at CDFreaks, Copy DVD Movie, Guides and Tutorials At one point Shrink would strip copy protection as well but and it hasnâ€™t been updated in quite some time so it will not work with newer protections.
Imgburn is arguably the single best free program for burning DVD images. There are a lot a bells and whistles but you can still burn an ISO file to a DVD with just a few clicks and you donâ€™t need to learn everything at first. Iâ€™m using V126.96.36.199 for this guide but download the current version as it is updated regularly.