How to Copy Part of a DVD to a DVD

By Alexis Lawrence

Plenty of programs that allow you to make direct copies of a DVD can be downloaded for free online. At times, though, you may not want to copy the entire disc, but only part of the disc footage, such as the main movie file. If you would like to copy part of a DVD to another DVD, you can do so in a program that has the ability to edit the main DVD image file, called an ISO, or you can manually delete some of the files from the ISO.

Things You'll Need

  • DVD
  • DVD-R

DVD Shrink

Step 1

Download and install the DVD Shrink ISO-editor to your computer if you prefer using an application to help you remove files from the DVD that you want to copy. DVD Shrink can be downloaded free online. (See Resources.) Place the DVD in your computer’s DVD drive; launch DVD Shrink.

Step 2

Press the “Open Disk” button in DVD Shrink. Pull down the arrow in the “Select DVD Drive” window that comes up to display the drive menu. Click the drive that contains the DVD from the list. Then click “OK.”

Step 3

Click “Re-author” from the main page of DVD Shrink. The contents of the DVD display in the right pane. The left pane becomes the “Reauthored DVD” pane.

Step 4

Drag and drop the part or parts of the DVD that you want to copy from the disc from the right-hand DVD pane to the left-hand “Reauthored DVD” pane. If you only want to copy the main movie file, this generally appears as the longest, largest file in the list.

Step 5

Press the “Backup” button when you have added all of the parts of the DVD that you want to copy to the “Reauthored DVD” pane. Enter a name for your reauthored DVD in the window that opens and select a folder to save the DVD file into. Then click “Backup” again.

Step 6

Insert a DVD-R in the DVD drive and launch any DVD-burning application you have on your computer, such as Windows DVD Maker. Import the reauthored DVD file you created into the program by clicking the “Add Video” button. Click “Burn” to burn the new DVD project file to disc.

Manually

Step 1

Place the DVD into the DVD drive. Close any media player that automatically opens on the screen. Navigate to the DVD drive by going to “Start>Computer,” right-clicking the DVD name in the drive list and choosing “Open.”

Step 2

Double-click the “Video_TS” folder that appears in the DVD drive window to view the files on the DVD. Double-click any of the files to open the file in the default media player on your computer to view the contents of the file. Continue viewing the files in this manner until you find all of the files that you want to copy.

Step 3

Create new “Video_TS” and “Audio_TS” folders. Right-click anywhere on your desktop and choose “New>Folder” to add a new folder to the desktop; name the folder “Video_TS." Repeat the process and name the folder “Audio_TS.”

Step 4

Drag the files that you want to copy from the DVD into the “Video_TS” folder on the desktop. Leave the “Audio_TS” folder empty. Right-click on the desktop again, choose “New>Folder.” Type in the name of the movie as the folder name. Drag both the “Video_TS” folder and the “Audio_TS” folder that you created into the movie folder.

Step 5

Download and install a program that can burn “Video_TS” and “Audio_TS” folders directly, such as ImgBurn, iSkysoft DVD or Aimersoft DVD. (See Resources.) Follow the on-screen instructions in any of these programs to upload the DVD folder you created. Burn the files to disc.