Summary: DVD Shrink is a software program used to make backups of DVD movies. Using DVD Shrink, you can read data from one DVD then write it to a blank DVD or to your hard drive. The copied disc can be played in standalone DVD players or computers that contain a DVD-ROM with the appropriate DVD player software. Part 6 offers alternatives to the software packages discussed in the tutorial and offers further sources of information.
Note: This tutorial may not be used to illegally reproduce copyrighted materials. American readers should review the Digital Millennium Copyright Act before attempting to circumvent any form of copy protection.
Please use the Google search bar to find the latest version of the software listed below.
Alternatives to DVD Shrink -
DVD Shrink is one of many transcoding tools available on the market. Other transcoding tools include the following:
Quality appears to be a religious battle, though DVD Shrink and the (apparently defunct) Instant Copy 8 appear to be the most frequently mentioned in online discussions.
Alternatives to DVD Decrypter -
DVD Decrypter was recently bought out by Macrovision Europe, which subsequently took to product off the market and forced most websites to cease distributing the install files. While DVD Decrypter is by far the best choice for ripping protected discs, there are several viable alternatives:
The Doom9 website and forums are the best sources of information related to transcoding, encoding formats and other topics related to video.
Part 1 – Introduction
Part 2 – First Considerations
Part 3 – Software Installation
Part 4 – Performing a Regular DVD Backup
Part 5 – Performing a DVD Backup from a Disc Image
Part 6 – What’s Next