back up dvd movies

sigsays

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i am trying to back up dvd movies.. so i can watch them on my dvd player... right now i do own the originals... i want to know how do i copy a dvd? right now i used dvd shrink.. after it finished burning i popped it i my comp.. worked fine.. but when i popped it into my dvd player... it said cannot read.. please insert a new cd....
 

dreamliner77

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Dvdshrink is the way to go. Did you burn the disc correctly? Did you let dvdshrink do it for you? Is it a +R, -R, -+RW, -RAM, etc?
 

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Some stand alone DVD players are picky about media you use. Sometimes they only like a certain brand (aka not cheap ones). Also I think some DVD players have a better time w/ different type of DVD recordable media .. one that plays +R might not play -R and vice versa.

-edit- You should perhaps go to a site like doom9.org and punch in your dvd player model and see if it pops up in there forum. Or you could even do a google search.
 

sigsays

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dreamliner77 said:
Dvdshrink is the way to go. Did you burn the disc correctly? Did you let dvdshrink do it for you? Is it a +R, -R, -+RW, -RAM, etc?

i did use dvd shrink... i saved it as a iso... unzipped it... then burned it.... it was -R

Xie said:
Some stand alone DVD players are picky about media you use. Sometimes they only like a certain brand (aka not cheap ones). Also I think some DVD players have a better time w/ different type of DVD recordable media .. one that plays +R might not play -R and vice versa.

-edit- You should perhaps go to a site like doom9.org and punch in your dvd player model and see if it pops up in there forum. Or you could even do a google search.

i used sony dvd-r's

thanx guys for the help... i'll check doom9.... any more suggestions?
 

dreamliner77

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use dvdshrink and save the output and then copy to the VIDEO_TS folder of a nero Dvd video project, or let dvdshrink burn it directly.
 

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