I have just started to backup my DVD collection. I now have kids and dont want a bunch of useless dvd's laying around.
I first started with AnyDVD then using NERO to burn and it has been working pretty much flawlessly. I did have it go through a couple disks with some error that seemed to be fixed by updating to the latest firmware form my burner.
Instead of paying for the software from AnyDVD I then looked into this ripit4me deal with DVD Decryptor and DVD shrink. It seems to go through everything fine and rips a 8 gig file onto my pc. Then I go to burn and it asks for another temp file to store files in. I dont have another 8 gigs available for it. What I am wondering is why does it need more HD space to burn. I am not concerned about compressing the movie onto a 4.7 gig disk as I have already bought a bunch of 8.5 gig disks.
I guess to summerize.
What is the best setup for free software to break the copy protection?
Can I then just jump into nero express and burn easily?
Is there any reason to compress the videos onto a 4.7 gig disk? Assuming I dont want to lose any quality and I dont mind paying the $2 for a 8.5 gig disk.
Thanks for helping out a noob. I spent a grip of time reading on this place and would love some quick easy answers.