Any DVD Backup is FREEWARE that will circumvent the copy-protection schemes used on commercial DVDs and enable you to make copies of store-bought DVDs. With Any DVD Backup, you own the most efficient way to create backup copies of your DVD movie collection. These working copies allow you to play your DVDs on your computer hard disk without the need of any DVD players.

This DVD to computer backup solution avoids the inevitable risk of getting your originals of your DVD movie discs scratched or damaged. You get disc protection with no loss of playback quality.

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1. Work space of Any DVD Backup

There are mainly 5 parts of the program interface:

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1) Backup Mode: Full Disc and Main Movie;

2) Path configuration: Source Disc and Output Folder;

3) Backup process indicators: Current and Total;

4) Operation button: Start Backup / Stop Backup;

5) Size indicators: Source Disc Size and Output Local Disc Free Size.

2. How to use Any DVD Backup to backup protected or unprotected DVDs

The operation of Any DVD Backup is very simple. After only several steps, you can backup protected or unprotected DVDs to the hard disk.

2.1 Insert a DVD in your DVD drive

The logo of your DVD drive will be changed into a disc shape with disc name as below:

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(Note: this disc named 0223 is for illustration only, since that the disc name will be loaded automatically according to your disc.)

2.2 Choose backup mode

In the main work space, you can see two backup modes:

DVDSmith Movie Copy: Backup movie DVD to VOB : this will backup all contents from the DVD, including main movie, bonus features, and maybe some other extra video clips.

Any DVD Backup: Copy movie DVD to computer: this will only backup the main movie from the DVD, excluding bonus features or other extra video clips.

(Note: see the difference between these two modes)

2.3 Select source disk location

Please select this drive in Source Disc drag-down option:

DVDSmith Movie Clone: Backup movie DVD to computer

2.4 Select output folder path

Remember to choose a place where there's enough space to put the backup files.

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On the bottom of the main window, you can check the disc capacity and the free space of the output folder:

DVDSmith Movie Clone: Backup movie DVD to VOB, DVD disc

If the Free Space of Hard Disk is smaller than the DVD Size, you should press this DVDSmith Movie Clone: Backup movie DVD to computer button to change another place, since that the free space is smaller than the DVD size.

Otherwise, this prompt will appear:

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2.5 Start backup

After both source disc and output folder options are ok, press this button to start the process: DVDSmith DVD Clone: Backup movie DVD to computer

If you decide to backup later or just cancel it, press this button: DVDSmith Movie Clone: Backup movie DVD to computer

2.6 Check the Output Folder

Once the backup process is finished, you can explore them on the hard disk:

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(Note: above file illustration is in Full Disc mode. If using Main Movie mode, there will be different.)

3. How to use free player DVD Shrink to play backup folder

At first, download and install freeware DVD Shrink from this link. And its playback operation is as below.

Launch DVD Shrink, you can see the Open Files button on upper left: DVDSmith Movie Cloner: Backup movie DVD to computer

Click this button then select the Output Folder:

DVDSmith Movie Copier: Backup movie DVD to computer

(Note: you should select the correct path, above folder D:\DVD\0223 is for illustration only.)

Then it will import this folder, and show the contents:

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From the DVD Shrink window, you can find the size of this backup folder (4,463MB), and its contents, such as Menus, Main Movie, Extras, and Unreferenced Material (upper left), and a player window (bottom left). For more details of backup files, you can refer to the right panel, -- Video/Audio/Subpicture contents and their sizes.

(Note: if using Main Movie, there will be different.)

Now, to play this bakup folder, please click this button on the player window. If you want to watch in full screen, just double click on the player window.

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4. Difference between Full Disc and Main Movie

In the main window of Any DVD Backup, there're two modes you can select:

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With Full Disc mode, it's able to backup all contents from the DVD, including main movie, bonus features, and perhaps other extra video clips.

If using Main Movie mode, this program will check and backup the DVD automatically by itself. Normally, the main movie consists of files with names like "VTS_01_xxx", "VTS_01_xxx.xx", etc, excluding bonus features or other kinds of video clips with names of "VIDEO_TS", "VIDEO_TS.BUP", "VIDEO_TS.IFO", etc.

Check below output folder illustrations for Full Disc (L) and Main Movie (R):

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DVDSmith Movie Decrypter: remove all the CSS, RC, RCE, APS, UOPs