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Posted: 3/4/2006 2:16:46 PM EST
ok, i have dvds, amd there are brats around. obviousely dvds+brats=a lot of wasted money on ruined dvds. so i got a burner, and a bunch of dvd-r. figure the brats can ruin a dozen copies for less than the cost of an origional.

so the burner came with the software dvd xcopy xpress. i love this software, it works great and the quality of the copies is fantastic. however, it is aparently a trial version only as today when i went to backup another disk it says my time is up and it won't let me do a damn thing.. excepy of course buy the full version.

so i bought it. but what i gon wasn't the xpress, but dvd xcopy deluxe. this is nothing like the express was, and i havn't been able to get the damn thing to copy one single disk all day. repeated emails to the vendor have gone unanswered. and i would really like to get the program i had to begin with..

from what i can tell, the xpress isn't supported any more. so i will try to get my money back as i was registering the xpress and got somthing entirely different. but i am wonering if anyone knows whare i can get the full version of xpress..

please help a guy rescue some valuable dvds from the scrap heap..
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 2:26:21 PM EST
Thought that program got banned? Well you can get DVD shrink it is free. But you also need DVD decryptor and that is banned. They both where free. I have them both on a CD.
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 2:40:08 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/4/2006 2:41:50 PM EST by Floppy_833]
They probably don't have full copies of "Express" even available, as it was just a trial-version of the full program.

You should still be able to use the program you bought to BURN the DVD's, you just need a ripping/decrypting program.
DVDDecryptor is one.
It takes about 10-15 minutes to "rip" the DVD to your hard-drive, into plain (unencrypted) VOB files. And then any DVD-burning program should be able to take the files on your computer and burn them to a DVD.

The website http://www.doom9.org/ has others on their download page.


It is really rather absurd that just as the PC is becoming the centerpiece of home-entertainment, the quality of movies produced is diving and the movie/DVD industry is set against letting people view their products on computers.
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 2:46:31 PM EST
hmmm, i would prefer the xcopy. but maby i could use something else.. as long as it isn't one of the half dozen or so programs i already have..
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 2:48:25 PM EST
Go to DVD43 and learn, but only if you promise to use your powers for good and never for evil...
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 2:49:15 PM EST
Download DVD Shrink

Download DVD Fab

Buy a copy of Nero

Buy blank DVD disks

Or so I have been told.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 1:46:02 AM EST
You could just set the clock on your PC back a few weeks. Most programs aren't smart enough to realize that it's not, e.g., May 17 2005 (for the trial version of Nero that I've been using for the last year -- don't bitch at me, I have a real copy that came with my burner, but the damn CD is in storage 8000 miles away, and I had to wipe and reinstall Windows after my Shuttle box fried itself).
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 2:11:35 AM EST
I use dvd shrink for ripping off copies of my dvds. This program just requires a recent version of nero burning rom to do the burn.

If I am copying the file to an avi file I use dvddecrypter to extract the dvd and then I use autogk to convert the file to an avi.
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