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ISO's of DVD's

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by Fozzy, 20 Apr 2007.

  1. Fozzy

    Fozzy What's a Dremel?

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    I want to do just that. I have about 50 or so DVD's that I can't always take with me and I'd like to make exact copies of them. I've tried various software for converting them but it takes forever, usually downscales them, and splits the File up. I'd rather take up more space and have a virtual DVD on my HD. Anyone know of any software that will do this? Preferably something that with do an exact copy with just the click of a button. Nothing complicated.
     
  2. Fozzy

    Fozzy What's a Dremel?

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    Vista Compatible would be nice but I can always run it on XP
     
  3. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    If you can find DVD Shrink that'll do what you want
     
  4. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    If they're DVD Videos, Doug's solution will work pretty well, otherwise I'd just rip all the content into a folder, then open the right .ifo file with WMP/whatever when you want to watch them...
     
  5. crazybob

    crazybob Voice of Reason

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    A third vote for DVD Shrink. If you set it to use no compression, it'll take anything you like from the DVD (the whole disk, or just the main movie without titles and extras) losslessly to the hard drive. From there you can play it with most DVD playing software.
     
  6. sam.g.taylor

    sam.g.taylor Apparently I'm Greg Kinnear

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    nry Minimodder

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    DVD fab decrypter

    Belive there is a free version and paid version.

    Allows you to copy the dvd to your harddrive as it is on the disk, no compression or anything.

    Might allow you to crease an ISO as well, cant say I have tried
     
  8. IAmATeaf

    IAmATeaf Minimodder

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    DVD Decrypter should also do the job.
     
  9. Matkubicki

    Matkubicki What's a Dremel?

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    I've used a program called Magic DVD Ripper a few times and that's worked brilliantly. Problem is its not free so i tried DVD Shrink and have to say i'm not impressed. Magic DVD would decrypt and make region free and action prevention free to a network drive in about 20 minutes for a whole 8Gb DVD, DVD shrink took around 1 hour 30 mins for the same job! And it crashes when i try and copy some DVDs in a very messy fashion.

    This is on a Core2Duo so 1 hour 30 mins is a joke, i'll either be paying for Magic DVD Ripper (i think its only £15) or finding more inventive ways to keep using the trial :worried:
     
  10. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

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    Another vote for DVD Shrink! Superb application in every way.
     
  11. Matkubicki

    Matkubicki What's a Dremel?

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    Out of interest how long does it take to rip a full dual layer DVD?
     
  12. monkeybone

    monkeybone What's a Dremel?

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    Using dvdshrink, it took approximately 30-40 minutes in my experience (7.8 GB disk)
     
  13. Buzzons

    Buzzons Minimodder

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    done right, to a DVD5 about 5 hours (with CCE etc)
     
  14. zr_ox

    zr_ox Whooolapoook

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    I have always used Clone DVD to convert to ISO, takes about 7-10 minutes to do this on my laptop. AnyDVD takes care of decryption and when I want to watch them I fire up VLC player.

    Could not be simpler, and retain super high quality :thumb:
     
  15. BioSniper

    BioSniper Minimodder

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    DVD Decrypter always works well for me. Time taken depends on the drive doing the data extraction as some have an anti-rip thing in them meaning it slows the drive to somewhere around 1x though my Pioneer will rip at up to 10x (averages 20 mins a DVD or there about).
    DVD-Shrink is great if you have to re-compress to a smaller size for further drive space reduction, I can re-code on highest settings in around 10 mins with an E6300 and 1GB of ram.
     

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