Recently bought a new Mesh Base Unit, this has Pinnacle Instant CD/DVD version 8 SE, plus a Sony 16 x Dual Layer DVD Rewritable +R/-R/RW.
Would be grateful to know what additional software I need to back-up my DVD's?
The Pinnacle program appears to be very comprehensive, but it mentions that backing-up DVD's may not be possible if they are protected. I would assume that they would be, so possibly there are some programmes available that could overcome the problem?
I heard somewhere about a Shareware program called 'DVD Shrink'. But briefly looking through the Pinnacle Manual it would appear that you can Shrink with that.
Also, is it better to buy Rewritable DVD disks or not?
I believe that although in the states it is legal for you to own a backup copy of any dvd / software you own the same does not apply in the uk. Saying this though dvd shrink will help you with your prob
Sorry freaky, not accusing you of being a DVD pirater or anything but it is illegal to copy any commercial DVDs .That has been discussed here extensively, many people like you thought it was ok to copy their DVDs to prevent damage, ie use the copy store the original. But its not, it is actually illegal. If you don't believe me look at this click here
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