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DVD Backup (backup an encrypted DVD on Windows)

Required software: - DVD Shrink - DVD Decrypter - Nero

Optional software: - AutoGK

Insert DVD into drive

close any auto run windows

First check if DVD Shrink can decrypt the contents of the DVD without any problems.

Open DVD Shrink

Click Open Disk

Select the DVD drive that contains youc DVD

Click OK

untick Enable video preview to increase speed on some computers

there are 2 methods to backup a DVD one is to keep the menus and do a Full Disc backup the other is

to remove all unwanted menus/trailers and backup only the required movie title.

Method 1 (Full backup):

Click on Full Disc In Compression Settings tab select either

  • Automatic (fits onto a Single Layer Disk)
  • No Compression (fits onto a Dual Layer Disk)

note: compression lowers quality but usually not noticable unless your pro.

Click on Backup!

On Target Device tab

Be sure to know where you are backing up to (Select target folder)as after a certain amount of

backups you will run out of space if you don't know where your backing up to.

On Quality Settings tab

tick Perform deep analysis... (this box will only appear if the disk needs compressing.

Leave all other tabs on default settings

Click OK to begin backup.

Note: If the disk needs compression the Analysing windows will appear then Encoding both take roughly

the same amount of time to complete. Disks without compression start Encoding straight away.

Once Analysing / Encoding has completed the DVD tray will eject

Insert a blank DVD disk (Single Layer for compressed setting, Dual Layer for un compressed setting.)

Burning will take place

Once burning has completed the DVD tray will eject

Finished

Method 2 (Re-author backup):

Click on Re-author

In DVD Browser tab find the title with the longest duration, usually Title 1. Some disks may vary.

Drag the Title over to the left side under DVD Structure/DVD

Click on Compression Settings tab select either

  • Automatic (fits onto a Single Layer Disk)
  • No Compression (fits onto a Dual Layer Disk)

note: compression lowers quality but usually not noticable unless your pro.

Ensure director comments are not selected by accident/default (Important Step):

Under Audio section make sure only 1 English stream is selected, if there are 2 or more strams the

correct one should be DTS/suround sound/5.1.

e.g.

AC3 5.1-ch English <-- likely to be directors comments

AC3 2.x-ch English <-- likely to be directors comments

DTS 5.1-ch English <-- likely to be movie audio

Under Subpicture section you can leave subtitles ticked or remove them.

Click on Backup!

On Target Device tab

Be sure to know where you are backing up to (Select target folder)as after a certain amount of

backups you will run out of space if you don't know where your backing up to.

On Quality Settings tab

tick Perform deep analysis... (this box will only appear if the disk needs compressing.

Leave all other tabs on default settings

Click OK to begin backup.

Note:

If the disk needs compression the Analysing windows will appear then Encoding both take roughly

the same amount of time to complete. Disks without compression start Encoding straight away.

Once Analysing / Encoding has completed the DVD tray will eject

DVD decrypting has completed and files will be backed up to where you selected in Target Device tab, ready for burning with you burning software.

Open Nero Express

Click on Video/Pictures

Click on DVD-Video Files

Move the Nero window aside

Open Computer > Local Disk C > ...Navigate to where your files are...

Drag the VIDEO_TS folder into the Nero window

Follow steps click Next

DVD Decrypter

DVD Decrypter can be used as an extra step before using DVD Shrink/AutoGK if DVD Shrink has trouble decrypting a certain disk.

Insert DVD

Open DVD Decrypter

Make sure that DVD Decrypter is creating 1 single VOB file:

Click on Tools > Settings > File Mode

Under Options Change File Splitting to None

Click OK Click on Decrypt Icon

AutoGK Process

Follow steps for DVD Decrypter (DVD Shrink has insufficient features to create a single VOB file)

Close DVD Decrypter

Open AutoCK

Click on the little yellow icon at the end of the Input file: line

Browse to where DVD shrink backed up to the same directory as in Target Device

Go in to VIDEO_TS folder