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Old 5th August 2003, 22:33   #1  |  Link
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One click DVD backup solutions Overview

Decrypt DVD, reduce size either by transcoding or encoding to fit on one or two blank DVD±Rs and burn.

Transcoders
DVDShrink freeware
Decrypts DVD, Burns DVD

Nero Recode $69.99
Burns DVD, part of NeroVison2 which is in Nero 6 Ultra Edition

DVD2ONE EUR 39.99
Burn with CopyToDVD $29.99, does flippers

DVD95Copy $45 (license tied to hardware)
Decrypts DVD, Burns DVD

DVD neXt COPY Standard $49.95
Burns DVD

Instant Copy $49.99
Burns DVD

Elby CloneDVD EUR 39.00
Burns DVD

DVDXCopy Express $69.99
Decrypts DVD, Burns DVD, inserts copyright message, embeds number on DVD to identify you

DVD Copy 6 $39.99
Burns DVD

Split to two DVD±Rs
DVDFab 0.17.0 freeware.
Decrypts DVD with hack

DVDFab 1.0.x $39.95
Decrypts DVD, Burns DVD

DVD CopyWare $59.99
Decrypts DVD, Burns DVD

Use Encoders
dvd2dvd-r freeware
uses CCE, main movie only

dvd2dvd freeware
uses CCE or TMPGEnc, main movie only

Ripping/Decrypting
DVDDecrypter freeware
can rip to .iso or video files, Burns .iso

AnyDVD $39.00 affiliation with Elby CloneDVD
on-the-fly decryption

DVDRegionFree $39.95 affiliation with DVDFab
on-the-fly decryption

DVD43 freeware
requires patin-couffin_setup.exe driver (also freeware) if you don't have one of these commercial programs: CopyToDVD, DVDXCopy Express or BlindWrite installed.
on-the-fly decryption

Strip extras from DVDs while retaining menus
MenuEdit $16.50 (license tied to hardware)

DVDRemake $29.95

Misc
Blank DVD-R 4,489MB 4,706,074,624 bytes or 4.383GB
Blank DVD+R 4,483MB 4,700,372,992 bytes or 4.377GB

DVD Read/Burn Speeds
1X = 1,385KB/s burn time ~ 60mins
2X = 2,770KB/s burn time ~ 30mins
2.4X= 3,324KB/s burn time ~ 22mins
4X = 5,540KB/s burn time ~ 15mins
8X = 11,080KB/s burn time ~ 9mins
12X = 16,620KB/s burn time ~ ?mins

4X (5,540KB) DVD speed = 36X (5,400KB) CD speed

P-UOPs (Prohibited User Operations) restricts user from accessing Title, Menu, FastForward, etc. Forces one to watch FBI warnings, studio promos, etc.

macrovision prevents viewing DVD via TV-Out on video card or copying DVD to VCR via standalone DVD player.

flipper main movie is on double-sided DVD. You must flip it over to continue watching. Gangs of New York NTSC RC1 is an example.

layer break "layer breaks are one of those misnomers (an inaccurate name) that has grown out of IfoEdit identifying clock discontinuities as possible layer breaks, as an aid to splitting a DVD.

A clock discontinuity is when the system clock reference (SCR), a running value used for synchronization, has been interrupted. Most usually it has been set back to zero because the 2 pieces of video were encoded seperately. The last "phantom" chapter of many movies is an example of this. It also occurs during a layer break sometimes, which is where it got its name. Playback is not seamless over a discontinuity in a lot of players, causing a pause. If the SCR has been replaced with a new continously inceasing value, the marks can be removed.

The true layer break code, six or more sectors of all zero bytes, is removed by the DVD reader, and never seen by PC software." --by mpucoder

Region Code Protection DVD must be same region as standalone DVD player. Commonly referred to as RC1, RC2, RC3, etc.
DVD region codes:
Region 1 - U.S., Canada, U.S. Territories
Region 2 - Japan, Europe, South Africa, and Middle East (including Egypt)
Region 3 - Southeast Asia and East Asia (including Hong Kong)
Region 4 - Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, Central America, Mexico, South America, and the Caribbean
Region 5 - Eastern Europe (Former Soviet Union), Indian subcontinent, Africa, North Korea, and Mongolia
Region 6 - Peoples Republic of China

RCE (Region Code Enhancement) region protection in addition to restricting playback only for DVD player in the same region as the DVD it also checks if your DVD player has been made 'region free' which is usually done with hacked firmware.

Computer crashing, etc. Test your memory and CPU.
memtest86 goes through 10 tests ~20mins, make a bootable floppy or bootable cd.
CPU Burn run for about 15mins or so.

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Old 15th August 2003, 21:49   #2  |  Link
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About Scam, Ripoff DVD Copy Software
DVD Scam artists repackage freeware dvd software and bundle it together, write a short tutorial and sell it for money. They advertise on google and other search engines and pay for banners on websites to get the traffic.

Your paying for software you can easily get for free. These scam artists are selling software even when the license explicitly prohibits distribution for sale. Most people just do a search on google for 'dvd copy' and the results are nothing but scam software. Some even sell warez versions of commerical software like copiesanything.com (sells Instant Copy) . Most sell DVDx and they modify the source which is freely available. If anyone has additional scam sites, do let me know.

If you've been ripped off fill out a form with The Internet Fraud Complaint Center (IFCC) which is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C). Do a charge back on your credit card immediately.

Tips to avoid getting scammed by ripoff artists
-- Always pay with credit card so you can do a 'charge back'. If you pay with paypal your screwed.
-- If there is no demo or trial version available then it's most likely a scam.
-- If there is a demo but contains spyware or adware then most it's most likely a scam
-- Check out other's opinions on doom9.org forums
-- Spam dvd copy software email is always a scam.
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