- Determine that you, in fact, have the rights to copy the DVD for your own personal use. It is not legal to copy DVD’s for any and all purposes.
- Obtain a DVD ripping program. Oddly, this is a bit easier said than done. Legal threats have deterred some of the larger software companies from distributing DVD ripping software. Thus the only software you will find will be from companies you may not have heard of. Google "DVD ripping software" for a list of options.
- Insert the DVD into your computer’s DVD drive and follow the instructions.
- Find a copy of DVD Decrypter, a free program that rips DVDs. Macrovision has recently acquired the rights to the DVD Decrypter program, and has since stopped distributing this program. Thus DVD Decrypter is no longer easily available. See How to Find a Copy of DVD Decrypter for suggestions on downloading it.
Install and Open DVDDecrypter.
Insert a DVD to be ripped into your PC’s DVD drive.
Ensure that you have sufficient free space on your hard drive to store the DVD. Many DVDs contain 6-8 GB of files.
Open the DVD Decrypter program
- DVD Decrypter Main Page
Ensure the correct optical (DVD) drive is selected on the source pull-down menu.
Set the correct file destination. Under the title Destination, it should say Please Select a Folder. If you click on the folder icon to the right of this phrase , you will get a standard Windows menu to select a destination folder.
- Choose a Folder to Save Files
Click on the start icon (see image below) to begin the ripping. You will be updated on the progress. It could take 10-15 minutes to rip your DVD (actual time depends on the speed of your DVD drive).
- Click Here to Begin Ripping
You now have the DVD unencrypted in a folder on your hard drive.
I am getting error message ASPI Initialization failed .what is this?
You have to install an ASPI layer before you can continue
How can i choose file mode ?
The file mode can be selected by pressing F after starting DVD Decrypter or if you click on the folder icon to the right of this phrase Please Select a Folder
How to burn BIN, CUE, or ISO files ?
The .BIN / .CUE CD image format was made popular by the CDRWin software. Afterwards many programs have started supporting or partially supporting it, including: Nero, Blindwrite, CloneCD, FireBurner. The .CUE file contains the track layout information, while the .BIN file holds the actual data.
.ISO is also a CD image format, but is sometimes used for ‘ISO9660 format’ (standard, recognized by all applications) and sometimes for unique Easy CD ISO format.
When you talk about images you must think in terms of SECTORS not DATA SIZE.
- First of all be sure to select “ISO -write mode” from the “MODE” menu at the top of the program window before you proceed..
- Then, load the BIN, or ISO file in the “source” location. For DVD Decrypter you don’t have to worry about the CUE, file, all you need is the data itself.
- Now for the nitty gritty. For video related data, CD-R’s seem to come out best when using no more than a 16x burning speed, as in my opinion it seems to make for a better quality product.Some may disagree, but on many occasion I’ve exeperienced what I call “screen flutter,” in that the video image breaks apart periodically into its basic color cells and thus ruining your viewing experience. So don’t be caught off gaurd, protect yourself and your eyesight, use 16x. So, after you’ve dragged and dropped the file you want to burn, and selcted the desired speed ans burn, baby burn..
- For DVD-R’s it never seems to matter, so depending on the disc capacity speed, any rate comes out just fine. When it comes to burning backup discs for
your XBOX or PS2, burning speed is critical! I repeat critical!
Usefull Links :
Leave a Reply
You must be logged in to post a comment.