DVD to HD, then back to DVD-R later

Discussion in 'CloneDVD' started by creeper6996, Sep 5, 2007.

  1. creeper6996

    creeper6996 Well-Known Member

    I searched for "iso" in the threads and didn't find anything. I'm hoping someone can just post a url for me that explains what I wanna do.

    I use to use DVD Decrypter to rip, then DVD Shrink to Shrink and I'd leave the iso on my HD and burn it later with DVD Decrypter, whenever. I have 6 kids, so to save time, I try to leave the iso's on my HD as long as possible so I don't have to rerip and reshrink, in the very likely event that the DVD will become unplayable soon. Soooooooooo, I'm loving CloneDVD so much now, that I'd like to start using it and doing all the same stuff.

    The ultimate would be if I could click on "Clone DVD", have it rip/shrink/burn, and still leave the iso on the HD. If that's not possible, I'd be happy just knowing how to rip/shrink and leave the iso, and then the different steps to burn the iso to a DVD-R later.

    So, whaddaya say ladies and gentlemen, can you help a bruvva?

    Disclaimer, I use all the latest versions of all software, using Verbatims, blah, blah, blah, LOL.
  2. Charlie

    Charlie Well-Known Member

    I just save to an external hdd and later burn as needed by selecting write existing backup or whatever it says on clonedvd2 been a bit since I've used it but I am close here. It would still be a 2 step process but one or two less than you are currently going right now.
  3. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    All you have to do is select "iso/udf image" as the output method in Clonedvd when you rip to your hard drive instead of "dvd writer".

    When you want to burn, choose "Write existing data" from the main menu. On the "Source and Output Method Screen", select "Iso/udf image" as the "source", and tell Clonedvd where your .ifo was saved. Then select "dvd writer" as the output method.
  4. creeper6996

    creeper6996 Well-Known Member

    Thanks Charlie and Webslinger, I'll try it out.

    Happy burning!!!!!
  5. Charlie

    Charlie Well-Known Member

    No problem and thanks webslinger for elaborating where I seemed to of left out.
  6. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    That irritates me to no end when people use of like that. It is have.
  7. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator


    I have an excellent background in English (and I've marked a few English papers at the undergraduate level). I make grammatical errors frequently when I post in public forums (mostly because I'm not writing for academia). We're not submitting essays here (and your diction is confrontational . . . fairly unpleasant, actually).

    If you're trying to help someone improve his or her English, perhaps the best place would not be in informal, public, technical support forums (or at least, do so in the "General" forum, and please do not be so quick to find fault with those who try to help others here).

    Thank you for your understanding in this matter.


    Last edited: Sep 5, 2007
  8. Charlie

    Charlie Well-Known Member

    Yes as I am helping on about 10 different forums so I tend to not write the exact words all the time as I do tend to get busy but try to help out everywhere. The word where should of been the word what I believe.

    I am not offended either. We all make mistakes from time to time.
  9. creeper6996

    creeper6996 Well-Known Member

    I understood, and I do appreciate your help.
  10. creeper6996

    creeper6996 Well-Known Member

    Webslinger/Charlie/anyone who can help.......

    What's the difference between an iso/udf and ifo/vob?

    And, I'm still trying to do what this thread was stating, but am not having much luck. For source, I put DVD movie files. I entered a path. For output, I put iso/udf image and entered the name of the file and the volume label. After all this, the >GO button stays ghosted. What am I doing wrong? I'm sure it's operator, head space, and timing, LOL. Please help.
  11. Charlie

    Charlie Well-Known Member

    ISO/UDF is and ISO one big file, ifo/vob Would be a bunch of files within that one folder. I personally do ISO mode myself.

    As for the button I assume you have AnyDVD installed too?
  12. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    An Iso is a complete image of the disc. .vobs contain the video (.ifos involve disc structure). Someone else can give a more detailed definition (I don't have the time at the moment).

    Click the circular arrows, and actually specify the location. Then click the "save" button". Then click "Go".
  13. creeper6996

    creeper6996 Well-Known Member

    I still can't make it work. The >GO button is no longer ghosted, YEAH, but then I get this error.

    It's saying it's unable to open file. If you teach me how to paste a screen shot into these quick posts, I'd be more than happy to.

    Disclaimer, yeah, I have the latest version of anydvd running also.
  14. Charlie

    Charlie Well-Known Member

    It may be in the manual I went to the elby site and seen this so give it a look too and see if your skipping something.

    The pages in the menu on the left will guide you through a brief description of the main CloneDVD™ 2 elements.

    Please read this manual first before you use CloneDVD™ 2. You will also find help for each CloneDVD™ 2 element in the Online Help while running the program.

    If you want to start with CloneDVD™ 2 right away, use the Online Help while working with your new CloneDVD™ 2 program.

    NOTE: All screenshots were made under Windows XP.

  15. creeper6996

    creeper6996 Well-Known Member

    Nevermind, I'm a schmo, I figured it out. Thanks again Charlie and Webslinger.
  16. Charlie

    Charlie Well-Known Member

    No problems happy burning.
  17. creeper6996

    creeper6996 Well-Known Member

    So, let me ask you, when I do it this way, iso to hd, then iso to dvd-r, does clonedvd shrink as it rips?
  18. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    1. Have Anydvd running.
    2. Run Clonedvd. Choose "Clone dvd" from the main menu.
    3. Under "dvd video files" choose the drive letter that contains the original disc only. You don't need to specify anything other than the drive letter followed by a colon. Hit enter.
    4. Click "next" twice
    5. Choose "Iso/udf image"
    6. Click the circular arrows. Select your desktop for convenience.
    7. Type "test". click "save"
    8. Click "go".
  19. creeper6996

    creeper6996 Well-Known Member

    Well, gee, that mighta been my problem from the beginning. I was starting out by using the "write existing data" button.
  20. Charlie

    Charlie Well-Known Member

    If it is set on DVD-5 it'll shrink as it rips yes...