DVD-9 to DVD-5

By GizmoBob 

This page was last updated on: 11/01/2007

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Objective:

To Extract and Burn the full contents of a Dual-Layer DVD Movie onto a single DVDR/W with minimal quality degradation. 

 

   Note To User: This information is strictly for learning purposes and is in no way intended to discourage you from purchasing  DVD's or CD's.

Tools:

Pinnacle's InstantCopy (Pinnacle's Instant CD/DVD also works with these instructions)

   version 7 OEM Update currently listed as v.7.0.3.140 (aka v.7.1.1)

   version 8 OEM Update currently listed as v.8.0.0.270 (aka v.8.0.5 )

DVD Decrypter 3.2.0.0

InstantCopy (Hidden-) Settings Editor 1.4.3 (Courtesy of Mad Guy and Mrbass.org)

 


Update: For some having problems loading the InstantCopy (Hidden-) Settings Editor, download and install Microsoft's latest VB Runtime Drivers.


 

Process:

Step 1: One Click Solution (Automated Process that Rips, Analyzes, and compresses contents to fit to DVDR/W)

Step 2: Burn to DVDR/W with Instant Copy

Step 3: Done! Watch backup movie on TV. (actual Screenshots of Current Project shown below)

 

STEP 1:

Launch InstantCopy (Hidden-) Settings Editor 1.4.3 

  1. Click on "Recommended" Button (Only need to do this the first time you use this program)

  2. Click on "Set" Button (Only need to do this the first time you use this program)

  3. I always have these options enabled by default (Only need to do this the first time you use this program)

      Note: DVD Magic is only selectable if using IC7 as IC8 already supports it by default.

  4. Click on "Tools" and then "One Click Solution" (Or just press "CTRL + N" on your Keyboard)

 

 Fig.1.1

 

Once the "One Click Solution" (fig 1.2) menu pops up, make sure that the proper DVD drive is selected as the Source Drive.

  1. Select a Folder to Rip to (1 in fig 1.2)

      (Hint: It's best to create a New Folder which reflects the name of the Movie you are backing up)

  2. Select a Destination PDI-Filename (2 in fig 1.2)

      (Hint: It's Faster if you choose different drives between the Rip Folder and the PDI-Filename)

  3. Click on "Rip & Run" Button (3 in fig 1.2) and depending on the DVD, may take many hours to complete.

      (Hint: The Faster your PC, the better) 

 

 

Fig.1.2

 

Be patient, the conversion for the DVD from a Dual Layer DVD-9 can take some time to complete.

 

 

 

 

STEP 2:

Open Pinnacle's InstantCopy by Clicking the Top Right Button from I.C. Hidden Settings Editor

Indicated by the Red Arrow in the graphic below. (see fig 2.1) 

 

Fig. 2.1

 

 

When Pinnacle's InstantCopy opens, follow these final instruction

  1. Double-Click on the "Hard Disk" icon on the "Source" side of the Main Menu Box (1 in Fig.2.2) and locate the newly created "Movie.PDI" on your hardrive.

  2. Select the DVDR/W Drive of Choice. (2 in fig.2.2)

  3. Click on "Details" and then the "Write" tab and change the Write Speed to "Low". (3 in fig.2.2) (Optional)

      (Hint: The slower the write speed, the more reliable the burn. Use at your own discretion)

  4. Click on the "Start" Button and depending on the speed of your write and the length of the movie, the process can take about an hour or less.

 

Fig.2.2

 

 

 

 

STEP 3:

Done, go enjoy your newly created backup! =B^)

 

Below are actual screenshots of this newly created DVD to show the quality, even at 50% of its original size, you can see that it is nearly the same as its original Video.

 

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Actual Screenshot of Retail DVD (The Peacemaker) 

(Click Photo To See Actual Size.)

 

 

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Actual Screenshot of DVD-R copy from Pioneer 104 burned at 1x. 

(Click Photo To See Actual Size.)

 

 

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Actual Screenshot of Retail DVD enlarged to 9x to show pixels. 

(Click Photo To  See Actual Size.)

 

 

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Actual Screenshot of DVD-R copy enlarged to 9x to show pixels after being re-encoded to less than 50% its original size to fit on one DVD-R disc. Makes you go hmmmm

(Click Photo To  See Actual Size.)

 

Final product is a single DVD-R Movie (The Peacemaker) complete with DTS Sound, Dolby Digital 2-Channel Sound, Subtitles, and all the extras, exactly the same as the original. 

 

 

 

 

 

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