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|A DVD disc will generally contain a movie - and we focus on making a
'copy' of a DVD movie. First we'll introduce you to the DVD format
and run through the process needed to make a successful
reproduction. After that we will describe some useful
tools to assist you in making a backup. It's easy -
simply download the software and back-up your entire DVD
collection. Not only that, the
software will make your copied movies region free,
allowing you to watch them on 'any' DVD player, without
the use of DVD codes.
|| Copy any DVD Movie to a CD
|| Back-up your entire DVD movie
|| Keep perfect digital quality on
|| Play your copies in any DVD
player - Region Free
|| Available for instant download
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While DVD recording is
contentious issue, there is more and more demand for DVD backup software.
As DVDs are vulnerable to
scratches and general deterioration, sensible people are
looking to create copies. We'll try here to explain some of the
problems you may have experienced while copying a DVD and
offer you a simple solution. In short, the copied disc will have the benefit of being region free, allowing you to
play it on 'any' DVD player.
Whatís on a DVD?
Once you have purchased a DVD you want to copy, place
it in your DVD-ROM drive and check out its contents.
Within the disc you will find several
folders. Normally you should see a VIDEO_TS and AUDIO_TS
folder. The AUDIO_TS folder is used to store DVD Audio, the VIDEO_TS to store
We're focusing on a movie DVD, so weíll enter the VIDEO_TS folder. In this
folder you will find .VOB .BUP and .IFO files. The VOB file contains the actual
movie files - MPEG-2 encoded. MPEG-2 is a method of movie compression, just
as MP3 files compress audio. The file will also
contain audio, normally found in a compressed
format. This is an improved form of MP3, named AC-3. The
.VOB files will also contain subtitles and multiple camera angles.
The .IFO files are the information files, used by your DVD playing device. It
gives the DVD player information on what .VOB files to load and when - e.g.
when to start a new chapter. The .BUP files are simply a backup of the IFO files
and generally have no use, they will only be used if an .IFO files becomes
Letís copy those files!
You would think it would be as easy as copying files to a folder on your
hard disk and then burning the lot to a recordable DVD, but unfortunately
DVD producers don't make it that easy. The files copied will
contain useless data and your copy will not work.
DVD movies are protected by a Content Scrambling System (CSS), a protection
developed and adopted by Hollywood Studios. It simply protects them from
pirates who want to make copies to sell in bulk. The
protection encrypts the data on a DVD and requires a special key to decrypt it.
Some DVD playing software developers have received a
key from the studios allowing their software to read
the information, but unfortunately the studios donít hand out keys to
However the protection has proven to be weak and has been beaten by many
applications. Most of these protection applications
are based on software called DeCSS. Removing the DeCSS protection and getting the movies to a hard drive is referred
to as ripping.
you'll find - if you're
planning to record your movie to a recordable
DVD, it simply wonít fit. Currently DVD discs
can only contain about 4.7 (actually itís 4.38) Gigabytes of data.
These are generally referred to as DVD-5 (4.7 ~ 5). The movie you purchased might contain a lot more
many movies are released with up to about 9 Gigabytes
of data (DVD-9). It is plain that a DVD-9 movie,
will not fit on a DVD-5 disc.
Thankfully, there is simple software available, allowing you to make
copies of all your favourite DVDs. Although DVDExploder does not condone the
illegal copying of movies for the pirate market, it does not seem fair that an
individual should suffer from the deterioration of purchased DVD discs.
THE SOFTWARE PACKAGE
The software comes loaded with an extensive list of
practical and amazingly valuable features that will totally satisfy your
burning needs. These start from backing up your CDs and DVDs in different
formats and ending with the creation of fascinating photo albums and rock
solid, reliable backups.
- Make a region free backup of your DVD disc
- Easily create and burn regular data CDs/DVDs
- AudioCD recording functionality is included
- A simple, direct disc-to-disc feature
- Quickly build and burn ISO Images
- Create personalized photo CD/DVD albums
- Overburn function
- Buffer underrun technology "Burn-Proof"
- DAO, SAO and TAO Writing methods support
- Support for CD-R / CD-RW / DVD-R / DVD+R / DVD-RW /
DVD+RW / DVD-RAM
- Create Multi-session CDs
- Write on Rewritable CDs/DVDs
- Bootable CD/DVD support
- Dynamically adjustable drive buffer size
- High Performance File/Disc Caching
- Supports Long File Name (Joliet) File Systems
- Creates ISO (100% DOS/Windows) compatible data CDs/DVDs
- Supports multiple simultaneous recorders
Ease of Use and Compatibility
- Easy to use wizards help you create any type of burning
- The Autorun Wizard makes it easy to create effective
autoruns for your CDs
- You can even easily make your own cover, booklet or case
- Multi-language interface, of course
If you're interested in making region free back-ups of your
movies and need the software, just do it -
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DVDEXPLODER - CREATED AND UPDATED SINCE 2006