I use Nero7, and in the past Nero5.5, and DVD Region + CSS Free on my HP Lightscribe drive. I am easily able to backup DVD to DL-DVD, remove subtitles, trailers, extra BS that I don’t want, or just keep the whole structure and remove the restrictions (like pressing menu during preview, and bypass FBI Warnings). The movies I’ve backed-up have the same quality as the originals, and I’m not having to waste time recoding for each program that I want to use. I’ve also backed-up season DVDs without the menus, and found where Nero7 actually converts DVD’s to MPG files and stores them on your hard drive. DVD Region + CSS Free runs in the background and compliments Nero.
I have tried other software in the past, and always —> Let me Repeat that ALWAYS had problems with the software. I gave up trying to find the ultimate burning software and just learned how to use what I already had.
All versions of Nero that I’ve used have had some short comings. INCD is the worst part of Nero ever put out, and I don’t think anyone should ever use it or install it. NeroVision used to really suck, but now it’s starting to compare to the Commercial Software I use for editing video. Nero Start Smart and Home really just annoy the heck out of me and I don’t use them either.
Now, back to the procedure mentioned above. This is what I would do and have done:
- Start DVD Region + CSS Free and then start Nero Recode.
- Put DVD in the DVD Drive (I’m backing up War of the Worlds with Tom Cruise)
- In Nero Recode I click on Recode Main Movie to DVD, I didn’t like the extra features and I don’t want the other BS, and since the movie is 1hr and 57 min it should fit on a standard DVD.
4.click on Import DVD and choose your DVD drive.
- To trim the beginning and cut off credits, click on Start/End and do the trimming
- Remove the unwanted audio and subtitles. (Unfortuneately War of the Worlds will not fit on 1 Standard DVD without video quality loss, so I change the setting for DVD9 and get the quality back up to 100%)
- Click on Next, then set your DVD Recorder. I would recommend Advanced Analysis for better quality.
- Click Burn. Let it do it’s thing, swap disks when asked, and there’s your copy. No extra programs needed, no excessive recoding, and no program conflicts. The quality is the same as the original, and every DVD+R or DVD+R DL has been completely compatible with the 6 different DVD boxes I tried them on.
I’ve also used Nero Express and DVD Region + CSS Free to do a straight out copy from DVD to DVD. It worked very well, and I had an exact duplicate with the exact same quality, only the restrictions and FBI warnings were removed.