Failed to backup a DVD by Walt Disney. Tried..

DVDShrink, DVD43, Decripter etc all failed to read/decode. I assume AnyDVD would work as it did last month but unfortunately it has expired and wants me to pay US$69. Is there a way to get around the AnyDVD expired day. Or is there any free software I can use? Cheers.

geek_jaja6, Jun 22, 12:01 pm

What Movie is it.... Fab Decrypter usually opens the more latest Disney movies.

geek_valentino, Jun 22, 12:06 pm

Cheaper to buy another DVD. Just buy two of every movie, that way you automatically have a backup!

geek_r.g.nixon, Jun 22, 12:35 pm


Prince of Persia.

geek_jaja6, Jun 22, 12:49 pm

Google 1st page 3rd down....http://www.ideamarkete-
rs.com/?articleid=1474807

geek_hakatere1, Jun 22, 1:00 pm

Send them an email and ask for help, the address is: tips@disneyantipiracy.com

geek_gyrogearloose, Jun 22, 1:08 pm

geek_valentino, Jun 22, 1:32 pm


"Oops! This page appears broken"

geek_jaja6, Jun 22, 1:44 pm

www.ideamarketers.com/?articleid=1474807 works for me. TM broke the one above and I should have left a gap between full stops and link.

geek_hakatere1, Jun 22, 2:10 pm

geek_little_egypt, Jun 22, 2:27 pm

We don't approve of PORN especially Kiddie Porn

geek_deodar1, Jun 22, 2:32 pm

DVDFab can read the disk but keeps saying I got the wrong kind of blank dvd. I tried DVD+R and DVD-R. Is Fab actually asking for Double-Layered Disk?

geek_jaja6, Jun 22, 3:50 pm

Why Pirate ??

geek_swivel, Jun 22, 3:58 pm

It should actually decrypt it to your hard drive then you will need to recode onto a basic blank DVD disc via a recode like Nero or whatever one uses. Perhaps it could write to a dual sided single layered disc or the dual layered single sided disc ( the 9GB ones)? Have not done that yet.

Editing to add that one should note the destination on the HD first then recode onto a 4GB single layered one side dvd disc. But if you do not have a recode program then the dual layered 9 GB DvD blank disc (more expensive though).

geek_valentino, Jun 22, 4:01 pm

I think I got the idea. Thanks, valentino.

geek_jaja6, Jun 22, 4:11 pm

That's so true!

geek_crzyhrse, Jun 22, 4:11 pm

I let DVDShrink do the last task. It' s beautiful. Thanks again, Valentino. DVDFab is a great program.

geek_jaja6, Jun 22, 4:41 pm


But Ideal DVD Copy would cost US$39?

geek_jaja6, Jun 22, 4:52 pm


I read thru them all, thanks for the links, Little Egypt.
I guess you are well read geek.

geek_jaja6, Jun 22, 5:07 pm

www.doom9.org You shouldn't have any trouble backing upyour dvds with the right apps and http://www.videohelp.com/

geek_mr-word, Jun 22, 6:15 pm

Just buy another - that way in case of the extremely unlikely scenario where you lose the other or snap it in half, you have a spare.

Oh but wait, you just want to pirate it.

geek_lythande1, Jun 22, 6:31 pm

It is quite cynical too assume that everyone who wants to backup a disc is pirating it. Making a backup legal under fair use.

geek_mr-word, Jun 22, 6:33 pm

No, It will breach most copyright laws of the creator.

But could I get a link to the fair use law, could be a good read

geek_swivel, Jun 22, 7:14 pm

Making a backup or transcoding to a portable device OUGHT to be fair use and in many other countries it is, including the USA I believe.

Under NZ copyright law though you're allowed to make backup copies of software and music only. Video is excluded. So technically it's 'piracy' even if your reason for doing it is perfectly reasonable (where 'reasonable' means doing something that would be a legal backup or transcode if you were doing the same thing with software or music)

geek_little_egypt, Jun 22, 8:28 pm

BTW there should probably be a different name for a disposable/expendable copy that you make so that you can put the original away as a 'backup' -- perhaps we should call it a 'front-up'?

geek_little_egypt, Jun 22, 8:30 pm

A old one but very very true

geek_johnf_456, Jun 22, 11:48 pm

Totally, you should be legally allowed to make "backups". Especially for anyone that has kids and they love rough handling discs and do god knows what with them. It is just common sense to make backups of anything really to an extent. Its not selling it to make cash and its not sharing.

geek_johnf_456, Jun 22, 11:51 pm

Like doing a backup image of your operating system. Always there when the original turns to custard.

geek_hakatere1, Jun 23, 1:39 am

I am yet to have a disc type that cannot be ripped using dvd decrypter and ripit4me. They probably are out there but the only fialures I have experienced have been due to scratched discs. Handbrake and DVD43 allow for most region locked films but produces a lossy - but smaller encode.

geek_bestgames, Jun 23, 9:00 am

Totally, which is why parents and friends I know with kids ask me how to copy a dvd. So they can play the copy for the kids and if the kids wreck it which they do, then no harm is lost. When 4 or 5 years can put on a dvd themselves.

geek_johnf_456, Jun 23, 9:36 am

A better option (imho) is to rip all your DVD's to AVI files and play them through a media player. That way the kids never have to touch any disks at all, just pick what movie they want using the remote control.

Unfortunately this is also illegal and 'piracy' under current New Zealand law.

geek_little_egypt, Jun 23, 9:43 am

If everything illegal then why bother trying to be "Reasonable" in the first place. I certainly wont think twice before "Stealing" from those who have effectively paid to have our legal rights changed.

Isn't it funny that soon we will be bound by laws that effectively give full legal backing to anything said by companies, Lots of which have had more anti-trust suits against them than you can poke a stick at in the last year alone.

No wait, That's not funny, But what will be funny is when the entire country collectively laughs in the face of the government for even attempting to enforce it.

geek_lucky015, Jun 23, 11:00 am

The way that's written gives the impression the companies themselves have the right to write laws, Oh wait, They do.

geek_lucky015, Jun 23, 11:02 am

LOL. It's funny that format shifting is considered pirating, yet media centre sales are growing rapidly. Why no interest in the use of these things when they blatantly harbour pirated media?

geek_lostdude, Jun 23, 11:11 am


DVD are cheap as chips and I don't have kids so I don't really care, the parents keep an iso on the pc and if they need it they just burn off another iso. Yes a media center is easy, but most of the parents I have taught get on fine with burning it. HDDs are cheap and so are discs. Never keep one copy of anything.

geek_johnf_456, Jun 23, 11:13 am

DVDShrink, DVD43, Decripter etc all failed to read/decode. I assume AnyDVD would work as it did last month but unfortunately it has expired and wants me to pay US$69. Is there a way to get around the AnyDVD expired day. Or is there any free software I can use! Cheers.

geek_jaja6, Jun 23, 12:01 pm

What Movie is it. Fab Decrypter usually opens the more latest Disney movies.

geek_valentino, Jun 23, 12:06 pm

Cheaper to buy another DVD. Just buy two of every movie, that way you automatically have a backup!

geek_r.g.nixon, Jun 23, 12:35 pm

Google 1st page 3rd down.http://www.ideamarkete-
rs.com/!articleid=1474807

geek_hakatere1, Jun 23, 1:00 pm

www.ideamarketers.com/!articleid=1474807 works for me. TM broke the one above and I should have left a gap between full stops and link.

geek_hakatere1, Jun 23, 2:10 pm

geek_little_egypt, Jun 23, 2:27 pm

We don't approve of PORN especially Kiddie Porn

geek_deodar1, Jun 23, 2:32 pm

DVDFab can read the disk but keeps saying I got the wrong kind of blank dvd. I tried DVD+R and DVD-R. Is Fab actually asking for Double-Layered Disk!

geek_jaja6, Jun 23, 3:50 pm

It should actually decrypt it to your hard drive then you will need to recode onto a basic blank DVD disc via a recode like Nero or whatever one uses. Perhaps it could write to a dual sided single layered disc or the dual layered single sided disc ( the 9GB ones)! Have not done that yet.

Editing to add that one should note the destination on the HD first then recode onto a 4GB single layered one side dvd disc. But if you do not have a recode program then the dual layered 9 GB DvD blank disc (more expensive though).

geek_valentino, Jun 23, 4:01 pm

That's so true!

geek_crzyhrse, Jun 23, 4:11 pm

I let DVDShrink do the last task. It' s beautiful. Thanks again, Valentino. DVDFab is a great program.

geek_jaja6, Jun 23, 4:41 pm


But Ideal DVD Copy would cost US$39!

geek_jaja6, Jun 23, 4:52 pm

www.doom9.org You shouldn't have any trouble backing upyour dvds with the right apps and http://www.videohelp.com/

geek_mr-word, Jun 23, 6:15 pm

Making a backup or transcoding to a portable device OUGHT to be fair use and in many other countries it is, including the USA I believe.

Under NZ copyright law though you're allowed to make backup copies of software and music only. Video is excluded. So technically it's 'piracy' even if your reason for doing it is perfectly reasonable (where 'reasonable' means doing something that would be a legal backup or transcode if you were doing the same thing with software or music)

geek_little_egypt, Jun 23, 8:28 pm

BTW there should probably be a different name for a disposable/expendable copy that you make so that you can put the original away as a 'backup' -- perhaps we should call it a 'front-up'!

geek_little_egypt, Jun 23, 8:30 pm