DVDShrink is not an illegal application, however the uses of it can be. kench has not stated the contents of the original pre-recorded DVD, neither has there been any statement for the use of the copy.
To make a snap assumption that the DVD is of a commercial nature seems to be an ill judgement. To state that this is not the correct forum to come to for a basic request is erring towards the absurd.
When you have stepped down from your high horse I can remind you that many "get around copy protection" programs have been discontinued under threat of legal action from copyright owners. It is a pedantic point to say that the software may not be illegal but its use can be.
Nero will normally copy DVDs that aren't copy protected and as Nero refuses to do so in this case leads me to suspect that there is something about the disk that is causing this.
It is true that kench has not stated the contents of his DVD. My statement was offered as a warning before doing anything that may be considered illegal if, indeed, the DVD is copy protected. Whether that advice is valid and whether he wishes to ignore it if it is depends on him.
I appreciate that it is unlikely that the modern equivalent of the Gestapo will pay a visit he kench does copy disks but it remains part of the philosophy of this forum that it doesn't promote illegal activity.
€dstowe is perfectly correct, however as he has stated there are programs to be found that will do this, a look at click here will show many of thee programs that can be downloaded.
The onus on using these programs rest with the user not using them for illegal purposes if the dvd is copyright protected. Most will allow copying for personal backup purposes only with no distribution to a 3rd party either for free or with payment of any kind.
The original question does suggest, through lack of stated reason that the purpose is to possibly copy to pass on considering that it is a pre-recorded DVD! I'm not saying that is the intention and kench could have avoided this debate by stating his intention in the first place.
'high horse'???!!! Crikey, someone's got his handbag up!
1. You are not the forum editor 2. My solution is not purely based in DVDShrink 3. You are not the forum editor 4. This forum is called 'helproom' and not 'will-someone-wag-their-finger-at-me-room' 5. You are not the forum editor 6. Assumption is the mother of all .... 7. You are not the forum editor