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Here's how I do it...maybe someone can improve my technique. All I can say is it works.
I usually omit the "extra" stuff on the DVD and just rip and burn the movie.
I have an Athlon XP 2700+ Processor with 1.5 GB 333 DDR Ram and a Western Digital 120 GB Hard Drive with 8 MB Buffer. I have the Pioneer 105, HP 300i, and the Sony DRU 500AX burners.
(Sony and HP Burners on one computer and the Pioneer on the second compuer.)
When I say I burn DVD's, I mean it. haha
DVD Decrypter rocks, and I proudly sent a donation for his hard work, and I promise to donate again!. I can't thank you enough for your software.
DVD Decrypter is totally awesome software!
For Single Layer DVD's only!
Use the FILE MODE of DVD Decrypter and the default mode file settings. Rip ALL the files from the DVD (edit, select all) to your Hard drive. You can then burn it with Nero because the copy protection has been removed. Start Nero Wizard Select DVD, Compile New DVD, other DVD formats, DVD Video. On the far left you will see two folders. One is AUDIO_TS and the other is VIDEO_TS. Open the VIDEO_TS folder and drag all the files from the folder where you ripped the DVD. (VOB, IFO etc.)
Click file, write CD. You now will have a fully functional DVD Copy.
Instead of Nero, I prefer CopytoDVD software as described below. I get better results with this porgram than with Nero.
For dual layer DVD's, the following instructions must be followed.
DVD Decrypter will identify whether your DVD is single or dual layer. To see if you DVD is dual layer using DVD Decrypter, go the the ISO Mode and READ. There the info will be displayed telling number of layers.
Remember to go back to the FILE MODE before ripping the DVD.
If it is dual layer, you also need the software DVD2One available at h**p://www.dvd2one.com. ($39.99) The instructions for this sofware is on their webpage. In fact using DVD2One is very easy. Howerver, you still need DVD Decrypter to rip the entire DVD to your hard drive, then using DVD2One you can select the files needed for a single layer DVD. Many dual layer DVD's contain lots of unneeded files such as directors comments, subtitles, extra audio files etc. DVD2One lets you pick only the files needed for a fully functional single DVD.
All you have to do then is burn the new files with Nero. The results are unbelievable.
Two examples of dual layer DVD's are "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" and "Patriot".
With DVD2One, I personally ripped the necessary files for a single layer DVD which will fit on the 4.7 GB blank DVD's.
Their website has easy to follow instructions.
Both programs mentioned above support burning of DVD-R/RW and DVD+R/RW formats.
Another excellent way of burning the DVD (without using Nero) is by using CopytoDVD software, available at h**t://www.copytocd.com.
This program includes a special VSO driver which the author claims will burn better quality videos than Nero.
Retail price is $29.90.
I have extensively used all the software mentioned above and have burned flawless DVD's.
I have tested the three DVD burners listed below and all have burned exceptionally well.
I have used Imation and Verbatim blank DVDs.
Sony DRU-500AX (supports +R/RW and -R/RWformats)
HP 300i (+R/RW format)
Pioneer DVD 105 (- R/RW format)
All I can say is the results have been excellent.
Any comments will certainly be welcomed.
Good Luck and happy ripping and burning.