In this guide I will show you how to copy, split or customize your legally purchased DVD-9 disks in order to have a back-up of them! I will use DVDFab Platinum. If you want to test it first you can download a trial version here . DVDFab is able to remove almost any copy protection from the dvd disk such as CSS, RC, RCE, APS, UOPs, ARccOS, RipGuard, FluxDVD, CORE X2, etc. Now let’s continue with the tutorial!
This guide refers to the old DVDFab version 3. I have posted an updated guide for DVDFab Platinum 5. Enjoy!
Insert your DVD disk in the dvd rom tray. The following screen will appear.
As you can see in “Source” (1) there should be your DVD drive and in “Target” (2) your DVD drive again. This way DVDFab will copy the movie in your hard disk and immediately burn it into a new disk. However you may save the movie in your hard disk and burn it later using “Write Data” (3). “Quality” (4) shows the amount of compression that has to be applied on the movie in order to be copied in a DVD-5 disk. Of course if you have a DVD-9 disk no compression is needed. More compression means less quality.
As you can see in the DVD to DVD menu you have some options: Full Disk (5), Main Movie (6), Split (7) and Customize (8). Lets see them one by one.
- Full Disk
The entire disk will be copied to another disk just like it is. All the menus, audio and subtitles will be copied. Quick and easy way. Just press “Start”.
- Main Movie
If you select ‘Main Movie” from the menu only the movie part (1) of the DVD will be copied. No extras, introductions and other parts will be copied. You also have the option to select the subtitles (2) and audio (3) of your choice. When you are ready press “Start”.
If you select “Split” you can copy a DVD-9 to 2 DVD-5 disks. This way you preserve the initial quality of the movie. You can adjust the “Split Chapter” (1), the part of the movie where split be applied. In the two boxes “Disk # Size” (2) you can see the size of each one of the two disks. When you are ready press “Start”.
However you may want to keep some of the movie’s extras. This is what the option “Customize” is for. Apart from the “Audio” (1) and “Subtitles” (2) you can select the movie parts (3) you want to keep. Use the preview window (4) to see what each “Title” contains. Again when you are ready press “Start”.
The copy to disk process will begin.
When this is over you will be asked to insert a blank DVD in the dvd rom. Do so and press OK. The burn process will begin.
After some time you will get a message that the process has completed successfully. Your movie is ready! Enjoy!
DVDFab is probably the best software at this time for copying your legally purchased dvds. Download a trial version here !
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