.: Greetings, this is my first post, and I hope I don’t waste anyone’s time, but I was unable to find an answer to this question. I have a couple Region 2 DVDs, and tried using DVD Shrink 3.2 to copy, not knowing in advance if DVD Shrink would also allow for converting to Region 1. Of course it didn’t happen, and I learned that I had to reset my drive twice (to and from Region 2).
After some diligent searching, I came across the site for DVD Region+CSS Free at DVDIdle (http://www.dvdidle.com/dvd-region-free.htm), and while reading about it, noticed that the site recommends DVD Fab as well (http://www.dvdfab.com/dvd-fab-platinum.htm). Further reading and searching didn’t help me understand the difference between the two products. The DVDIdle products page (http://www.dvdidle.com/products.htm) lists them all, seemingly in descending order of price.
I found the comparison pages here:
DVD Region+CSS Free:http://www.dvdidle.com/compare.htm
According to the DVDFab comparisons page, all versions can remove Region restrictions. But oddly enough, on the DVDFab Platinum page (http://www.dvdfab.com/dvd-fab-platinum.htm), all I could find that might suggest it removes the Region restriction was this line: [ol]
[li]“Remove all DVD copy protections, like CSS, CPPM, RC, RCE, APS, UOPs, ARccOS, RipGuard, FluxDVD, CORE X2, etc.”[/ol]Because I don’t know these acronyms, I am assuming one or more refer to the Region restrictions.[/li]
Anyway, after all this, my question is, what’s the difference between these two products, and what do the experts here recommend as a purchase if I want a program that will allow me to rip from Region 2 (or another Region) to Region 1, without having to use up my drive’s remaining three lives?
I use Nero to convert .avi, etc., to Video TS, etc., and am wondering if DVDFab would replace Nero in that regard, or do the two programs need to be used together to get the final product?
Thanks in advance for any and all guidance and assistance.