Question about backing up

I have always used DVD decrypter and then DVD shrink to backup all my DVDs… someone mentioned the other day just to use DVD shrink and dont worry about using DVD decrypter… Will that work? If this is true why was I using DVD decrypter this whole time?

you only should need to use decrypter if shrink can’t copy the dvd. thesedays you might also need to use anydvd if new dvds can’t be copied

or if u are using like voblanker to remove extra features. in my personal opionion i wud still rip it to the hard drive first, as if u juz use dvdshrink, it constantly accesses the drive and it’s not gud…kinda “tear and wear” thingo i think…

It’s actually FASTER, in many cases, to rip first with DVD Decrypter.