Copying DVDs To DVD Movie

This tutorial will explain how you can use DVD-Ranger to copy just the main movie on your DVD onto a blank, single layer 4.36GB DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, or DVD+RW disc. Anytime you are copying from a DVD-9 source disc to a blank single layer disc, you will notice quality loss due to the amount of compression required in the process. However, by omitting the disc’s menu and extra features, compression is minimized. The DVD-Ranger Physxtech Enhancements will provide you with a nice, high-quality backup copy.

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Step 1: Source DVD

Insert the DVD into your DVD drive.

Step 2: Selecting the Source

From the “Select your Source” menu (1), choose the location and source of the DVD you are copying. You can choose from an ISO file, your hard disc, or a removable storage device such as your computer’s disc drive.

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Step 3: Analysis

DVD-Ranger will not conduct a quick analysis of the disc. When completed, the window will close automatically.

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Step 4: Target Selection

You must now select the target. There are several options to choose from, but for our purposes in this tutorial, we have selected a DVD burning device (3).

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Step 5: Choosing the Copy Size

We are looking to copy a DVD movie to a blank media disc, so we select the BD/DVD Player tab (5). And, because we want to only copy the movie itself, we select “Movie Only” from the queue (6). Now, we can determine the copy size in the size selection queue (7). Choose DVD 5 for a single layer DVD (4.5 GB) or DVD 9 for a double layer (8.2 GB). There is also the option to select your own copy size via the “Disc Name” box, and you will be prompted to enter the disk label for the rendered copy.

The “Content List” (8) will give you the ability to select/unselect the content that you would like to copy and render. It is recommended that you unselect any unnecessary information such as the movie trailers or FBI warnings. Further, you can limit the languages that are included in the copy, as it saves space and heightens the quality of the copy itself.

Note: DTS audio streams (5) are audio languages that you likely do not need for this backup copy. Deselecting them will increase the overall quality of your movie copy.

Remark: In the status bar, you can check your selected source (4) to ensure that the right DVD source has been chosen.

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Step 6: Starting the Copy Process

There are additional options available should you deem them necessary (9). For our purposes here, we are ready to begin, and start the copying process by clicking the “Start” button (10).

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Step 7: Automated Compression Scan and Begin Copying

DVD-Ranger is designed to scan all discs to ensure that the copying process and compression rates will be optimized. This pre-scan (11) process will check the source DVD, and once completed, DVD-Ranger will begin the copying (12). If you would like to interrupt or stop the copying process, simply click “Cancel” (13).

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Step 8: Burning Process

Once the copying process has concluded, DVD-Ranger will check the burning device that you selected to ensure that a valid, blank DVD is in place. If no blank disc is detected, the program will prompt you to insert one.

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Step 9: Burn and Conclusion

Once a blank DVD has been verified in the proper drive, DVD-Ranger will burn the copied move to disc. Clicking “Cancel” at any time will abort the process.

At the conclusion of the burn, two new buttons will be activated. “Save Log” (14) will allow you to burn the project’s log file to disk for future use (such as sending it to our support team). “New Copy” will allow you to burn another copy to a second blank disc.

You can also save the project to an ISO disk image file. As we outlined in Step 9, there may be a chance that you selected the wrong recording device. Should this be the case, simply click “Change Device” (15), select “New Copy”, and the process will begin again.
To close the dialogue box, simply click “Done” (16).

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