Blu-Ray Back Up Question

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (Blu-ray issues)' started by Soapman72, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. Soapman72

    Soapman72 New Member

    I have been surfing this site for a while now, and I am beginning to feel dumb, because my head is spinning.

    Can someone outline for me the SIMPLEST way to create a back up security copy of my blu ray movies with ANY DVD HD? I realize that the info needs to fit on to a 25gb disc or more steps will be necessary.

    I was able to rip a blu-ray to my HDD using AnyDVD HD, but I have not figured out how to play it using Power DVD. I know I need to create an ISO, but not sure how. Anyway, being able to watch the movie on my Pc is less important to me than the back up security copy.

    I am sure this has been covered before, but as I said, I've been searching and I think I am running into information overload.

    I already have AnyDVD HD, but need to know what other program will create and burn the ISO. Will Nero do it? Any help will be appreciated. Thanks in advance.:bowdown:

  2. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    This has been covered several times already.

    With AnyDVD HD enabled:

    -Load ImgBurn later) or CloneCD
    -Select read image function (if using CloneCD, change the filename to have a .ISO extension)
    -Read to ISO file
    -Use write image function to write it out to a new disc.

    If it's over 25 gigs, you'll be going to the Frequenty Ask Questions post and looking for "How do I shrink my Blu-ray".
  3. Soapman72

    Soapman72 New Member

    Thank you! If I leave AnyDVD HD Running while the ISO is made, does that mean that the copy-protection feature will not be present on the new copy, and will that cause my Blu-ray player to not play the back up in my home theater? Thanks!
  4. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    Exactly the opposite! By removing the copy protection while creating the image, when you burn it and play it back it'll actually work assuming your stand alone player supports BD-R/BD-RE playback.
  5. Soapman72

    Soapman72 New Member

    COOL! Thank you. I appreciate you answering my question so quickly. I do have a pretty large Dh Just for movies. If I leave a copy of the ISO on the drive, will Power DVD be able to play it? I keep reading that you have to "mount" the ISO, but I don't really know what that means. I am assuming that will have to be done foe every blu ray movie on my HDD.
  6. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    An ISO by itself is useless in reality. The process of mounting it, however, makes it useful. When you have a program such as Virtual CloneDrive (the latest beta ONLY...see the virtual clonedrive forum) or Daemon Tools installed, they allow you to "mount" the ISO into a virtual drive. PowerDVD sees a new drive letter that it can play from. The act of mounting is the same basic concept of loading a disc into the physical drive. In this case you're loading the ISO image into the virtual drive. When you want to play a different movie, you just mount the new ISO image. That's all there is to it.