Copy a DVD-9 to DVDR with DVDXPress
This guide will show you one of the easiest methods to backing up a DVD, using X Software's DVDXPress. DVDXPress is a one-click solution to copying DVD's, automatically compressing them so they will fit on blank DVD-R media. It also gives you the option of selecting double layer if you have a DL burner and DL media so there will be no compression.
Introduction & Requirements
DVDXPress - You will need to purchase DVDXPress from X Software for this guide.
DVD Decrypter - This is needed to remove any copy protection mechanisms from you DVD.
Please make sure that you have installed and activated DVDXPress correctly and also rebooted your computer afterwards. Please make sure that you have enough space on your Hard Drive for this backup process (15GB is safe). If you are trying to backup a copy of a retail movie you bought, it may be protected with CSS (Content Scrambling System). In some countries, like the United States, it is legal to make a backup copy of a movie your purchased but it is illegal to sell or distribute software that can circumvent copy protection mechanisms, like CSS, therefore DVDXGold cannot backup DVD's with CSS protection. However, you can use other programs such as DVD Decrypter to rip your DVD's first to your Hard Drive with the CSS protection removed. This way, DVDXGold can then read the unencrypted files directly from your Hard Drive. Therefore the first step in this guide will be ripping the DVD with DVD Decrypter.
Written by: James Delahunty