Need help choosing some new software

Hey everybody. It’s been ages since I have backed up any of my dvd movies. I used to use DVD decrypter and DVD shrink before Nero got involved, but unfortunately I lost my old versions of those applications. I have a feeling there’s something newer and better out there now. I’m looking something that’s easy to use and ideally free. Can anybody make any good suggestions? Thanks.

ripit4me

http://www.ripit4me.org/faq.html

dvdshink
http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/dvd_rippers/dvd_shrink.cfm

dvd decrypter

http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail/DVD_Decrypter/1011845169/1

Yeppers. All you have to do is install DVD Shrink and DVD Decrypter (which should by law be on everybodies systems) and then download the Installer from the RipIt4Me download page and run that puppy and then click on the icon it creates to start it up and your life will be complete. :slight_smile:

In the unlikely event that RipIt4Me needs to be updated before it can handle certain new releases, it may be worth trying DVDFab Decrypter, which even though it sounds suspiciously similar to DVD Decrypter, is actually a separate program that does nothing but rip protected DVD’s that you own to the hard drive so you can process them with tools like DVD Shrink.

http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail/DVDFab_Decrypter/1132478833/1

All the stuff mentioned above is 100% free. :slight_smile:

So you don’t need Nero do perform the actual disc burning? I know that was the big hangup with the “newer” version of DVD Shrink I was using before.

Nope - you can use ImgBurn, which is 100% free also. Here is a guide for making DVD Videos with it:

http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=197530

Enjoy! :slight_smile:

I’m a little confused. Downloaded and installed DVD Decrypter, DVD Shrink and RipIt4Me. I’ve ripped the disc using DVD Decrypter and when I open the files in DVD Shrink to burn to a DVD it tells me I have to use Nero to burn a disc. It also gives me the options to burn to an ISO. Am I supposed to burn to an ISO instead? Just a little confused…

The link for the animated tutorial on how to use RipIt4Me.
Click on the green arrows to proceed.

http://forum.digital-digest.com/showthread.php?t=68097

There will be 4 guides use the last option, once you have it saved as a Iso to your HD you can either burn it to DL using Imgburn or DvD Decrypter. If you choose to place it on a single layer use DvD Shrink open the Iso make your changes then save your output as an Iso and then use ImgBurn or DvD Decrypter to burn the Iso. You don’t have to use the Nero burn engine.

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I wish it wasn’t an animated tutorial I have flash all turned off.

Here is a simple guide on how to burn a VIDEO_TS folder (the output from DVD Shrink) to a DVD Video with ImgBurn, which is also free.

http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=197530

Why do you have flash turned off?

Pictures speak a thousand words, especially when it comes to new people learning. It’s fine if you already know what you are doing.

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I find that most flash is very poorly done, and too “in your face”. I can’t really explain it beyond the fact that it just bothers me. Too many contrasting colors, stuff like that.

Hey, why do I like CRT’s better than LCD’s? I just have wacky eyes I guess.

Well this tutorial is definely not poorly done and in your face. Angeleyes spent a great deal of time creating it. It is the best tutorial for RipIt4Me period. You know the old acronym

K.I.S.S

Keep It Simple Stupid

Turn your flash back on, and have a boo.

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I did not mean the TUTORIAL - I meant Flash in General. Those FLASH advertisements in particular.

And no, I don’t think I’ll be turning Flash on - don’t need those seizure enducing adverts freakin’ out my aging eyeballs… :stuck_out_tongue:

Maybe I’ll just do a very simple little guide like the one I linked above for ImgBurn, only this time for RipIt4Me.

But really - with the installer they have provided, I had not considered that any sort of guide would be needed. The hardest part was to get folks to install it right, it seemed. Using it seems about as easy as it gets, between using the Wizard and the 1Click option. I mean - that’s pretty straightforward, no?