Making backups of DVD movies?

Hi,
I have been sitting on the fence with regards DVD and ripping.

Can anyone tell me if there is a DVD recorder out there that will copy the vast majority of DVD films and games. if so make and model please :O)

Also whats the best software, simple click and copy.

P.S. is dvdsqueeze (www.dvdsqueeze.com) any good does it really work!!

Thanks

It could depend on what you mean by copying DVD films and games. The majority of commercial DVD-Video titles use dual-layer DVD discs with more than 4.7GB pre-recorded data on one side. Since there is no dual-layer DVD-R or DVD+R media available, they cannot be copied the way almost any CD-ROM disc can be copied to blank CD-R media.

Here are two well-known knowledge sources to absorb regarding DVD.


http://dvddemystified.com/dvdfaq.html

For DVD copying and ripping, Doom9 and VCDHelp could be of great assistance.

I want to buy a new DVD burner and be able to backup large files and copy DVD movies. What is the best drive at this point in time to do this?

I have heard Sony DRU500 is good. But have not read anywhere if this is a good drive to copy DVD movies with.

Please let me know some info.

Crisdan

Currently NONDVdburner owner…lol

Absolutely! I have the drive and have already made backup copies of some movies using DVD Decrypter. Backups are fun as well. I use Ghost 2003, since Drive Image 2002 doesn’t work with DVDs…Symantec was smart enough to get with the program and include DVD as a writable format in the new version. I can back up 10 GB of data on 2 discs with room to spare. With the new firmware 1.0f I noticed that the drive is compatible with more media than originally stated. I use Phillips and Sony DVD+RW for the backups and either Verbatim, Sony, Fujifilm and some others for DVD-R and DVD+R. I love this drive…I don’t see why you wouldn’t, too! Sony did a good one here!!!

Bob :bigsmile: :bigsmile: :bigsmile:

Hello:
Ok where can I find some good guides for backing up my DVD movies I have tried dvd Wizard not much luck .Where I run into problems is when i look into the folder the Audio and the avi and there are vob files so how can I put them all togther thanks.I have a Sony DRU-500a and Nero burning software.

Rather than moving this thread to DVD Software forum, I suggest you first read some threads there. DVDxCopy and other programs can do it.

Try this link for copying DVDs.

http://www.dvd2dvdr.com/index.htm

There is a step by step walk through at this link.

http://www.dvd2dvdr.com/IfoEdit.htm

This is what I use and have not had a problem. Good luck.

Thanks alot Happy Hoildays!