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K.B.
Jan 22, 2011, 12:05 AM
Okay. I've got a small child who is insistent on being the one to put the DVDs into the player and soon I'm sure scratches, food and other things will be ruining all the DVDs that grubby little hands can reach.

I need to make backup copies of these DVDs. I don't want to rip them, I don't want to compress them. I want to make exact copies of DVDs I own, menus and all. Sorry, I'm betting I'm not the first person to ask this but I can't find it searching.

I downloaded RIPIT and it seemed to have given me a copy of the VIDEO_TS folder but when I burned it to a dual layer DVD it shows up on my TV as some 4:3 version (bars to the right and left of the video). I tried burning with Toast and then DVD2ONE. I've tried changing settings on the DVD player but it still is messed up. It's a recent machine and plays pretty much anything with no problem.

I need to either find another program or figure out what's going wrong with RIPIT (not much help on their site at all).

Thanks in advance!



simsaladimbamba
Jan 22, 2011, 12:12 AM
I used Toast to make 1:1 copies of video DVDs, though I also used Disk Utility for not copy-protected DVDs.
You could also try Burn (free), but as with Toast, you might need to have the copy-protected DVDs ripped first.
Doesn't the TV or DVD player have some kind of aspect ratio settings that you can change accordingly?

K.B.
Jan 22, 2011, 12:29 AM
I double checked the settings on the DVD player and tried other DVDs who's aspect ratio was fine.

These are retail kids movies I purchased and just don't want to have to buy again so I want to make backups of them.

dlegend
Jan 22, 2011, 07:55 AM
Mac the Ripper to extract, Toast to burn. I let Toast compress it so it fits on a single layer DVD. I doubt you or your kid will notice the difference, and if your kid can tell the difference then they're probably too old to be scratching DVDs.

K.B.
Jan 22, 2011, 09:29 AM
Yeah, I could rip the DVDs a dozen ways in no time flat but what I want to do is make a backup copy of the DVD.

OllyW
Jan 22, 2011, 09:39 AM
You can use Fairmount (http://www.metakine.com/products/fairmount/) to rip and Toast to burn.
DVDRemaster (http://www.metakine.com/products/dvdremaster/) does the same thing automatically.

I prefer AnyDVD and CloneDVD in Windows, it's a lot faster even using old slower hardware. :)

MacDawg
Jan 22, 2011, 09:41 AM
I use Mac DVDRipper Pro with the Burn option

KeithJenner
Jan 22, 2011, 10:25 AM
Don't DVD-R's only have about half the capacity of commercial DVD's?

If so then just doing a straight backup copy won't work for many (probably most)

MacDawg
Jan 22, 2011, 10:37 AM
Don't DVD-R's only have about half the capacity of commercial DVD's?

If so then just doing a straight backup copy won't work for many (probably most)

Use a double layer

K.B.
Jan 22, 2011, 10:38 AM
Dual layer DVDs are much higher capacity

OllyW
Jan 22, 2011, 10:38 AM
Don't DVD-R's only have about half the capacity of commercial DVD's?

If so then just doing a straight backup copy won't work for many (probably most)

You can get dual layer DVD-DL which can fit a full commercial DVD. Most DVD copy apps like Toast and DVDRemaster will also compress the video so it fits a standard DVD-R.

K.B.
Jan 22, 2011, 11:01 AM
I don't mind spending the extra money on dual-layer disks for back ups of DVDs I spent 15-20 bucks for.

Plus I've started using them for home movie DVDs for family now that they all have newer DVD players that can handle DVD+R's

KeithJenner
Jan 22, 2011, 02:28 PM
Use a double layer

There you go. Shows how long it is since I bothered about removable media.

From A Buick 8
Jan 22, 2011, 07:15 PM
Mac the ripper to rip the DVD ( you must rip it), then Toast to burn to dual layer DVD.

Buy your media online much cheaper, I used to use http://www.supermediastore.com/

Good place for help on this stuff is videohelp.com

Jaunty
Jan 22, 2011, 07:58 PM
Ripit will not be touching your aspect ratio (well it never has for me)?