This article describes probably the easiest and fastest method available for copying any DVD-9 movie (movie that takes more than 4.36GB of space and doesn’t fit directly on one DVD-R) to a single recordable DVD disc (DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD R or DVD RW) using the super-fast tool name CloneDVD.
This method removes all extras and menus from the original DVD layout and allows copying only one part of the DVD and therefor doesn’t work for discs that contain multiple main features, such as TV series DVDs that contain multiple episodes on one disc. But guide works perfectly for virtually all Hollywood movies just fine.
If your movie isn’t DVD-9, but DVD-5 instead (whole disc takes less than 4.36GB of space), you should use this guide instead. If you’re intesrested to check if movie is DVD-9 or DVD-5 without manually checking it, you can use our DVD layer database for that.
First you need to have a DVD writer that supports either DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD R or DVD RW format — DVD-RAM wont do it, so if you have writer that only burns DVD-RAM discs, consider donating it to charity and buying a real DVD writer instead. Secondly, you need to have at least 13GB of free HDD with appx 7-8GB of that space on ONE partition (file system doesn’t matter any more) for ripping the DVD-9 and converting it to DVD-5. In addition to this, you need the tools:
Without special setting, CloneDVD automatically removes all protections (CSS, RC, RCE, UOPs and Sony ARccOS) during the process of copying, lets you freely copy all of your DVD movie collections.