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Best way to make a backup copy of a DVD?
« on: May 23, 2014, 10:45:46 PM »
So what would be the best (free) way to do this on a Windows 7 64-bit desktop with only one DVD writer?  I mean, to make an EXACT backup copy with menus, special features, and whatever other data happens to be on the disc.  I've never done it before.
 

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Re: Best way to make a backup copy of a DVD?
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2014, 11:41:50 PM »
DVD shrink + DVD decryptor. Stick within the law.

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Re: Best way to make a backup copy of a DVD?
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2014, 08:38:43 PM »
Really, that's it?  Do I need to use a dual-layer DVD or do the standard 4.7 gig ones work just fine?
 

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Re: Best way to make a backup copy of a DVD?
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2014, 11:54:01 PM »
Actually it doesn't look like that's even an issue... the DVD I was given to back up was well under 4GB anyway and only contained one 50-minute video on the whole disc.
 

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Re: Best way to make a backup copy of a DVD?
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2014, 10:52:11 AM »
You could even use something simple like AppGeeker DVD Copy if you just want to do something that easy.

http://www.appgeeker.com
 

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Re: Best way to make a backup copy of a DVD?
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2014, 01:00:47 PM »
Thanks, but I already finished successfully.  I'll check that out though.