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Backing Up Movies

As with anything in the computer world, there are many ways to accomplish the same task. We are going to look at a couple different ways using a couple different programs.

First, there are a few things you need to know before we get started:

1) The movie files on a DVD are encrypted with a security system designed to specifically prevent you from what you're trying to do. This protection must be stripped off before we can do anything with it.

2) Most DVD movies are FAR bigger in size than a blank DVD can hold. This means that some or all the video content must be resized (downsampled) or removed to make it smaller so that it can all fit.

3) You are going to need anywhere from 12-30GB of free hard drive space to perform a backup.

We currently support two different programs for this tutorial. Nero 6 Ultra Edition or DVD Shrink. I personally find that Nero produces a MUCH better picture - but it requires more work and costs money - while DVD Shrink is free and requires less effort. DVD Shrink is really for DVD-9s (dual layered discs).

Nero 6 Ultra Edition Tutorial | DVD Shrink Tutorial


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