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    OK. I have a dvd burner that does both + and -.

    My problem is I dont know how to do this. 9.6-4.7? I have tried dvd xcopy and all i get is dvd's that stop somewhere in the movie. And Blotchy at best.

    I have dvd decryptor and runnning it now.

    Does anyone have the start to finish guide for a decent backup? so far have lost 8 blanks and loosing face with it.

    I built a media computer with 200gb hard drive 512 mb ram PC3200 on a p4p800 board, dvd rom and dvd rw.

    The computer is now getting full with media files that I download (divx, avi and also MP3).

    Can someone please help?

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    "My problem is I dont know how to do this. 9.6-4.7?"

    Use DVD Shrink (freeware).

    Until you're sure of what you're doing, I'd suggest you use rewritable DVDs (either DVD-R/W or DVD+R/W)...

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    I have used Shrink. I am currently trying to shrink Bourne Identity. The smallest i get is 6.xx gb.

    But the Shrink is only for video is it not? I do not have any audio files. Am i supposed to do something prior to shrink.

    Sorry, I am a beginner on this and it is driving me mad.

    Thanx for the help

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    Have you run Shrink in Deep Analysis?
    VideoDubMod might fill your need for media file conversions but you may need to locate additional codecs.

    Check out http://www.dvdr-digest.com/articles/ for help with DVD backup - you can split onto two disks for higher quality.
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    is it not possible to put onto 1 disk? Do I have to use 2? All I want is the actual movie with audio. Nothing else. No subs, extras or menus for that matter.


    Thanx for the help

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    I was only pointing out you CAN split to two - DVD Shrink can compress down to quite amazing extent. Use Reauthor and drag your main title to the new window to eliminate bits.
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    OK. Thanx

    So what is the recommended next step...burn it? using nero?

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    Have you run it in a software player to check on quality?
    Once you have a collection of files in a folder that will fit a DVD, indeed use Nero, making sure your files will go into a VIDEO_TS folder along with a AUDIO_TS folder onto the disk, and make sure DVD compatibility is selected.
    My Nero doesn't support my burner so I'm merely paraphrasing other's threads here.
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    What kind of media pllayer? Windows?
    And which files goes into video_ts and which ones in audio_ts?

    I am very new at this. Sorry.

    Thanx for the help

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    ALL DVD-related files (.IFOs, .BUPs, .VOBs) must be placed in the VIDEO_TS folder (MUST be all capitals). No files are placed in the "AUDIO_TS" folder (MUST be all capitals) - it's just that some standalone DVD players won't play the DVD if the "AUDIO_TS folder isn't present on your burned DVD...

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    Thank you everyone for your help during this "critical" learning period for me.
    I will attept again. Thanks again

    Will advise

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    "Thank you everyone for your help during this "critical" learning period for me."

    My (Our) pleasure ;>}

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    I thought that this would be an easy exercise, however I have been corrected.

    Should (hopefully) this work I am and will be most grateful to all.

    I almost got to the point of actually buying dvdxcopy. But after a disasterous trial of their software, I DONT THINK SO.

    I have "tried" other versions of their software but no luck either. I did in fact talk to the company directly and asked questions about it.

    THe tech on the otherside said that it was the best and easiest to use.

    I then questioned him as to whether or not he had actually used this software and he said "NO". How can you have a lot of faith in some of these tech's when they dont even try the product? I think that all should know this important information.

    Thanks again

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    Stick with DVD Shrink (freeware) for compressing...

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    I want ed to tell you that I have successfully "backed up" bourne Identity". Thanks for all your help.

    I cant believe that after all this time it was that easy. I guess that I just needed to find the right place in order to make this happen.

    Thanks setarip and sfheath.
    The journey begins.

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