Newbie here, please help!

hi, being completely computer illiterate, i’d like to know how to make a back up copy of a movie i recently purchased, i have roxio 10 and a sony vaio laptop… can anyone please explain what to do.???:confused:
thanks so much,

It is still possible to do this backup with free tools. First you’ll need DVDFab HD Decrypter. It is the free ripping/decryption section of DVDFab and will continue to function even after the trial for the main section of DVDFab expires. Found here:

Next up, you might need DVDShrink. Most commercial dvds are too large to fit onto a regular single layer dvd, so you either cut out extras, and see if that makes it small enough, or you compress the video to fit. (many people do both when necessary) You can find DVDShrink here:

You can burn the resulting dvd with Roxio, but I like a free burning program called ImgBurn. You can download it here:

While you have the free 30 day trial period for DVDFab, you might want to explore its capabilities and see if it is worth the price of buying the program. It is an all-in-one dvd backup program.

You might also want to look through some guides for these programs: Official guide for DVDFAb

DVDShrink guides at or

ImgBurn guides:

sorry i thought i was asking the whole forum… thanks for the help…i’ll try after i gemy garden in:)

You [B]were[/B] asking the whole forum. I think you are mistaking the notice in my signature for an answer to your question. :slight_smile:

Well, I am not the whole Forum, but here is an unofficial option. Posts #67 to #74, but please also read Posts #77 & #78.