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smudge
25-10-2008, 04:46 PM
A friend had bought a dvd from the shop, not realizing that it was Zone 5 which won't play on his dvd player, I thought that copying the dvd onto a blank one might remove the zoning so I went to copy it but it's copyright protected, so I tried ripping it onto the computer and then burning it onto a blank dvd, but it's all muddled up and not in order, like the menu ends up somewhere in the middle and it starts with a song that's at the end of the original dvd. I put in the original dvd and looked at the ripped files on the computer and they were both in the same order.. Is there a way to do it so it's all in the right order? We're not pirating it as he has the original copy, it's just that he doesn't have a multi zone and obviously can't get a refund...
Does anyone have any ideas on how to get an exact copy?

GameJunkie
25-10-2008, 04:48 PM
what program are you using to rip the dvd?

smudge
25-10-2008, 04:49 PM
dvd decrypter

GameJunkie
25-10-2008, 05:03 PM
have you tried nero recode if you or your friend has the program?

it allows you to recode dvd's and still keep the menus etc, and then burn to dvd

gary67
25-10-2008, 05:04 PM
PM sent

wainuitech
25-10-2008, 05:17 PM
dvd decrypter
x 2, Under the Tools/Settings / General tab you can change the region

Bantu
25-10-2008, 08:16 PM
DVD Shrink will do the entire job, either to Hard Drive or to another DVD.

smudge
26-10-2008, 03:00 PM
I still don't get it. I used dvd shrink and copied the files to the computer, but when I put them onto another disk, the files still didn't play in order.
I've wasted 4 dvd disks so far and Im onto my last one so really don't want to stuff it up again. Im not very computer savvy!

Not sure if this will help, but it shows;
.BUP
.IFO
.VOB
.BUP
.IFO
.VOB
.VOB
.VOB
.VOB
.VOB
.BUP
.IFO
.VOB
.VOB

Do all those need to go on dvd? I don't have nero anymore so I can't preview them, windows media player and VLC doesn't play any of those files, it will open with nero but my free trial has expired.

wainuitech
26-10-2008, 03:16 PM
Try either DVD Decrypter (http://www.mrbass.org/dvdrip/) or DVD Fab (http://www.dvdfab.com/) - DVD Fab is a trial only but I think it works fully for 30 days.

Zippity
26-10-2008, 03:37 PM
Or better still, buy (ie spend a $ or 2) a reputable DVD copying programme such as 1Click DVD Copy Pro ;)

Zippity
26-10-2008, 05:14 PM
When you used DVD Shrink, did you select the "Backup" button to save the files from your original disk?

gary67
26-10-2008, 05:17 PM
What are you burning back to disk with as I use burnaware free and it puts everything in order and so far everything plays fine

annie
27-10-2008, 01:00 AM
How old is the DVD player? All DVD players sold in NZ should be region free. I'm not sure when this dates back to though.

GameJunkie
27-10-2008, 01:56 PM
i agree with wainuitech, dvd decrpter is worthwhile