DVD backups

 I have a problem that only occurs sometimes and I was hoping to find a little help.  I have this thing where my DVD burner will burn a dvd but when it finishes it will only play on my computer, or other computers with a DVD R.  I currently use dvd shrink and dvd decrypter to burn my dvd's and I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions for me on how to get the DVD's to work 100% of the time on regular dvd players.
mattmikasaAsked:
Who is Participating?
 
cyberdevil67Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Yes it is illegal to make backups of orignal DVD's and its illegal to remove the protection placed into the DVD.

I would be using Nero instead of DVD Decrypter to place to the DVD-R

Are these DVD-s Dual Layer because the DVD D only supports these as far as I am aware.
0
 
cyberdevil67Commented:
Hi mattmikasa,

 Trail an error, but check the forums for these programs for more help. Its illegal, and they will have copy protection which will be preventing what your experiencing.

Cheers!
0
 
_Commented:
Are the dvd's being finalized after the burn?
0
Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

 
mattmikasaAuthor Commented:
DVD decrypter is telling me it completes the burn successfully, so I assume that means it is finalizing the burn, if it isn't can I finalize afterwards to just close the session out?  I have nero, can I use it to finalize afterwards?

Additionally, I don't think it is illegal for me to make backup copies of my own dvd's is it?  I purchased some anime that I had a hard time getting and I don't want to damage them, so I want to watch them on my regular dvd player but not risk damaging them through regular usage.  If even that is illegal, then I don't see why they even sell DVD burners.  I did mention that it was for backup copies didn't I?
0
 
mattmikasaAuthor Commented:
I have no idea if they are dual layered.  Why allow dvd writers and copiers anyway than? And can I finalize them with nero after I have already burned them?  I use dvd decrypter because I use dvd shrink to get them to fit onto a single dvd, and it saves the dvd on my HD as a group of iso's with a mds file and I don't know how to get nero to use that properly.
0
 
cyberdevil67Commented:
Not unless you write more to it.

Its illegal there are many reasons for this software, but its illegal to copy or reproduce the DVD without written concent.
0
 
woodendudeConnect With a Mentor Commented:
if you are already using dvd shrink to size them , use it to burn them also. dvd shrink burns through nero and is usually compatible with most stand alone players. using shrink you don't need decrypter.
0
 
mattmikasaAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the info,  most points go to cyberdevil since he/she answered the most of my questions, and woodendude pointed out something important.  Thanks for the help.
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.