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I have had a Sony 810a dvd recorder installed in my computer at home a few days ago. I figured I can make another copy of a movie in my collection for the kids to take back and for to there friends house or a school function or something. The problem comes when I try and make a copy of a disk (The Incredibles) and it says this disc is copy right protected and wont copy it.

I know theres a way to copy this disk, but Im unformilier with the process. can you assist me??
 

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Ok thanks for that info, but. Im like 6 years old when it comes to this stuff.

I dont have a clue what that stuff means. The dvd player I have comes with a Nero recode but I dont know what that is either. please dont be upset. Im just not knowing.:ill:



I have Nero recode installed on the computer but I must be doing something wrong.
 

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Jesda said:
DVDShrink will compress a 9GB movie to fit on to a 4.5GB blank DVD. It will also remove copy protection.
:yeah: Greatest program ever. I usually back them up as .iso's then mount them with daemon tools to watch them before I burn them.
 

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MacTheRipper will do the same on Mac OS X - and a neat app called Handbrake (which I believe is cross platform) will compress a DVD into h.264 or mpeg4 video if you so desire.. both free.
 

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I've been using DVD Xcopy successfully for a while - until now. I'm trying to backup a particular move from DreamWorks. DVD Xcopy fails when it gets to the actual movie part of the DVD. All of the 'extras' copy fine.

So I tried dvdshrink. I'd never seen it before but it's great. I shouldn't have blown the cash for DVD Xcopy. Anyway, dvdshrink fails in the same spot. It pisses me off because it's obviously some kind of copy protection. If you have kids you understand how quickly a DVD can be destroyed - moving it from DVD player to DVD player, to the player in the minivan, throwing it around, etc. (it's a kid's movie I'm backing up). I make copies and store the originals so that when the kids destroy the copy I can just burn another one.

Are there any other PC-based programs out there? If I could "play" it to a file and then burn it that would work, too (as opposed to trying to make a copy of the DVD).

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Jim
 

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turbojimmy said:
I've been using DVD Xcopy successfully for a while - until now. I'm trying to backup a particular move from DreamWorks. DVD Xcopy fails when it gets to the actual movie part of the DVD. All of the 'extras' copy fine.
So I tried dvdshrink. I'd never seen it before but it's great. I shouldn't have blown the cash for DVD Xcopy. Anyway, dvdshrink fails in the same spot. It pisses me off because it's obviously some kind of copy protection. If you have kids you understand how quickly a DVD can be destroyed - moving it from DVD player to DVD player, to the player in the minivan, throwing it around, etc. (it's a kid's movie I'm backing up). I make copies and store the originals so that when the kids destroy the copy I can just burn another one.
Are there any other PC-based programs out there? If I could "play" it to a file and then burn it that would work, too (as opposed to trying to make a copy of the DVD).
TIA,
Jim
Thats a little disconcerting. Itd be interesting to know what theyve done to the DVD and/or if other people have run into the same problem.

There is another way to do it but it requires either a video input card or an outboard component DVD Recorder and a Sima box that physically removes copy protection as the DVD is played from one DVD player and then recorded on to another. It basically sits between them and removes the copy protection. Unfortunately this is a very low tech/low-fi solution that uses S-Video connections at best. This is really best for backing up old VHS movies.
 

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I know this thread is about copying DVDs but I thought it would be a good place to add more info on copy protection.
Sony uses a technology to copy protect BMG music CDs that could be exploited by hackers to to get to the PC. See this high-level article on rootkit
 

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Jesda said:
I worked for 321 Studios, the former company that made DVD X Copy. Let me tell you, a lot of employees used DVD Shrink at home. :)
It's sort of DVD copying for dummies. You put in the DVD and press "START". I like the dvd shrink GUI much better.

I downloaded 5 different DVD 'ripping' packages this morning. They all say they'd rip the DVD to a Divix or MPEG format. All downloaded and installed fine, all shut down as soon as I put that fargin DVD in the drive. One looked like it worked, but there was no file output.

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turbojimmy said:
I've been using DVD Xcopy successfully for a while - until now. I'm trying to backup a particular move from DreamWorks. DVD Xcopy fails when it gets to the actual movie part of the DVD. All of the 'extras' copy fine.
So I tried dvdshrink. I'd never seen it before but it's great. I shouldn't have blown the cash for DVD Xcopy. Anyway, dvdshrink fails in the same spot. It pisses me off because it's obviously some kind of copy protection. If you have kids you understand how quickly a DVD can be destroyed - moving it from DVD player to DVD player, to the player in the minivan, throwing it around, etc. (it's a kid's movie I'm backing up). I make copies and store the originals so that when the kids destroy the copy I can just burn another one.
Are there any other PC-based programs out there? If I could "play" it to a file and then burn it that would work, too (as opposed to trying to make a copy of the DVD).
TIA,
Jim
Doesn't surprise me at all. I was trying to make a backup copy of Shaun of the Dead to play in my PS2, and it wouldn't go at all. I tried all the programs I could find, no dice.
 
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