CloneDVD will compress the files from a DVD onto a single layer, as will a few programs. If you copy the files to a hard drive, they will be readable by DVD player software. AnyDVD will allow protected files to be copied either way.
You can backup the movie to a SL disc by selecting “DVD5” using the drop down box in the bottom left of the window (near the “Quality” readout). The video will be compressed to make it fit, so eliminate any unwanted audio streams or extra features using the checkboxes. “Main Movie” will do this for you or you can use “Customize”. You can write the files to the HD by clicking on the folder icon on the “Target” line and selecting the destination drive and folder for the backup.
Yup, to both qusestions. Platinum rocks…the best software of it’s kind…IMO.
As far as burning to a SL disc, it’s simply a matter of choosing dvd5 (SL) as opposed to dvd9 (DL)…bottom of the opening page of platinum. This is the “target” size
To rip the files to the hdd (platinum does this anyway…to a temporry directory) just choose a location on the hdd instead of your burner (ie., target). This is at the top of the opening platinum page.
Similarly, you can choose a “source” other than a dvd. Simply choose the appropriate folder as “source”
Sorry, gotta run…if you need more help, just post back…someone is usually around.
Hello nkyoung, just for grins and giggles I always update my copy of DVDFab Decrypter for just what you were asking. It will rip the full or main movie to a folder on your HDD for you to do what you will with it at your leisure. It’s the same decrypter that’s used in Platinum also, so it’s very good. Like I said, I always keep it updated. ~ Mike