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New features in
DvdReMake v3.

"One-click" menu bypass

"Customize menu background"

" Put two DVDs to one disk keeping original menus "

   The dummies guide to a perfect DVD backup  

   Chapter 3. Rip and remove unwanted audio tracks  

Users say:
Just paid to upgrade to dvdremake 3.0 and I love it. The new interface is very nice, I love the feature to skip over blank/black frames, everything seems snappier and more responsive also. I was even going to do a feature request to be able to remove audio streams...and I was very pleasantly surprised to find it already implemented. Great job. This is a great program that I use multiple times a week. The price is just right also. clockworks

Letís take one of my favorite DVDís - Terminator 3. Start DVD shrink, enter the Terminator 3 into your DVD reader, press the "Open Disc"

In the dropdown menu, choose your DVD, then press OK.

After few minutes in which DVD Shrink will read your DVD, you will be faced with the screen like the one below. On the right pane we see Video, Audio and subpicture. On the left pane we have DVD structure and a preview window.

Now we want to make sure everything is checked (In our case, check the "DTS 5.1-ch English" Audio).

We need to make sure DVD Shrink will not change the quality of our video (Transcoding is the last step, remember?) So we need to click on the "automatic" option in the video pane and change it into "No compression"

Now you see for the first time the real size of the movie on your DVD. 6958 MB - thatís big!

Letís start with the subpicture. Now usually I never unclick anything there - itís very small amount of data. But for the sake of the experience, let me remove Arabic by un-checking itÖ

On the right upper pane we have the most important choice to make - what audio should we save? Now here are some rules on what to backup:

  • If you have a DTS enabled sound system backup only the DTS soundtrack. Itís the best audio quality, and itís also the best way to check the stability of your walls and make your neighbors insane in the shortest possible time.
  • Audio track entitled: "Unspecified" - leave them checked.
  • The last Big-sized AC-3 2-ch audio tracks (see 4 & 5) are usually audio commentary. You donít need that for a backup. If you do, well, you obviously have too much free time on your hands so please send me some!
  • Leave the smaller AC-3 2-ch audio tracks. Those are usually come with the menus.
  • Other languages you donít speak - leave them aside. I prefer English but if you prefer your entire DVDís to include only Spanish then please be my guest.

We are finished now. Look at the screen - notice the size (5984 MB - almost 1 Giga Byte had been removed)

Now we can save the content to the hard disc. Press the "Backup!" button. A warning message will appear stating your target is too big to fit on a disc. Press "Yes" to continue to the next step.

We are in the backup menu. Click the "Select target device" and from the pull down menu, choose "Hard Disc Folder"

Now itís OK to start to decrypt the content you chose. Go have a break (Have a kit-kat)

When its finish close DVD Shrink. Congratulations - step one is over!