what does DVD shrink do

What Does DVD Shrink Do?

what does DVD shrink doMany people have read about DVD Shrink and wonder just what does DVD Shrink do?

Well, as I wrote about in the article how to copy a DVD there is a great misunderstanding about DVD shrink does.  Many people think it is the end all solution for copying DVDs.  And, while it is truly an awesome program and does great at what it does, DVD Shrink is not an all-encompassing program.

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Richard CummingsWhat Does DVD Shrink Do?
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Open .ISO File With VLC Media Player

open iso file with vlcIn this article, we will take a look at why you might want to open an .ISO file directly on your computer and then we’ll look at how to open .ISO files with the VLC Media Player…and even watch them on your home theater system.

I just sat down at my computer to watch a movie that I have in .ISO format.  As you may or may not know, the .ISO format is known as an image file.  These .ISO files contain an exact image of what is found on a DVD.

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Richard CummingsOpen .ISO File With VLC Media Player

DVD Shrink Versus Handbrake: Which Should You Use

dvd-handbrake-vs-dvd-shrinkBecause we write a lot of articles about DVD’s, we also get lots of questions and one of those is:  Which should I use…DVD Shrink or Handbrake to copy DVDs?

Well, the short answer is both of them.

In the article how to copy a DVD, we explained that DVD Shrink is the best software if you are going to copy from one DVD to another DVD. However, it is not all that you need.

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Copying DVDs: Where To Begin

copying-dvdsI started this post, Copying DVDs: Where to Begin, after having written several posts about copying DVDs to your hard drive and copying DVDs to DVDs and other formats.

The fact is that some of you want to know the details–like what is an .ISO file–but most of you simply want answers.  How do I copy DVDs from one format to another?

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Richard CummingsCopying DVDs: Where To Begin

1 Click DVD Review

1-click-dvd-reviewThere are many tools available to copy DVDs, but the easiest one of these to use is called 1 Click DVD.  In this 1 Click DVD Review, we will take a look at why 1 Click DVD is the easiest application that you can use to copy DVDs.

The world of computer audio and video has historically been a minefield of complicated terms and difficult programs.  If you have ever come across terms like “bitrate”, “framesize”, and “encoding” to name a few, you know of what I speak.  In fact, all of this geek-speak often led people simply to give up when trying to copy DVDs.

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The Process of Copying a DVD: Is It Difficult?

is-copying-dvds-difficultWhen I first wanted to copy a DVD, I did lots of research on the Internet.  The articles I came across made the process seem so difficult.  But, after distilling it down to just three simply components, it’s actually pretty easy.

When you want to copy a DVD movie to another DVD, there are three things that need to take place:

  1. First, if the DVD has encryption you will need software to decrypt the DVD.
  2. Second, because you just have one DVD in your computer, you will need to copy the files from the DVD player to the hard drive.
  3. And, third, you will need to burn the data from your hard drive to the DVD.

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Richard CummingsThe Process of Copying a DVD: Is It Difficult?