If you go with the DVD Cloner or 1click DVD you don’t need DVD Shrink or DVD Decrypter. Basically DVD Shrink will just take an image of a DVD, which can be 4GB~10GB in size and shrinks it to fit on a 4.7Gb disc. DVD Shrink will remove basic macrovision protection but in general is just used to shrink down the movie.
DVD Decrypter will read a DVD disc and remove most forms of copy protection and create a copy free dvd image on your hard drive. This image can then be pulled into DVD Shrink to shrink it down.
DVD Cloner II will shrink the movie down in the same way DVD Shrink does, so you will no longer need that program. This package will also remove a lot of copy protection schemes, simular to DVD decrypter. So if you go this route you will only need DVD Cloner II and nothing else.
1 Click DVD will shrink down the movie like DVD Shrink, however it does not remove any copy protection. You would need anydvd or dvd43. These programs run in the background and remove the copy protection. Anydvd costs about $30.00 while dvd43 is free (google dvd43).
DVDFAB is a all in one solution that will remove copy protection and compress the data to fit on a single disc. This program costs about $60.00 and it’s a one time fee. All updates for the program are completly free. The good news is the updates don’t last just for 1 year so I think it’s a good buy. If you look on their website you will see that the program is updated every few weeks and in a lot of cases this is done to remove new copy protection.
DVDCloner is also an all in one solution simular to DVDFAB. I have heard good things about the program but have never used it.
If you do a search on “dvd decrypter guide” in google you will find some good guides on how to use the software. The same is true for DVD Shrink. Since both these packages are free give them a try and see how they work for you. Here are some other links that may work for you.