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A Newb in need of Expert advice

Discussion in 'DVD±R for advanced users' started by mohmandm, Dec 11, 2004.

  1. mohmandm

    mohmandm Member

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    I am backing up my dvd's with dvd x copy platinum. For some reason when my dvd burner rips and burns the dvd it is taking about double the time it usually does for each task. Also, the most annoying problem of all, the end of many of my dvds start to get pixely and eventually comes up with a disc error. Throughout the movie there are also small skips that tend to get very annoying. Do you guys know anyway to fix this problem? Can you give me any possible suggestions? (unrelated) Do you know if DVD x copy supports dual layer? Can you control the speed at which your dvd burner burns with dvd x copy? I love dvd x copy but there seem to be very limited controls... Thanks for your time and any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. kyrainman

    kyrainman Guest

    I have used several different programs to backup DVD's. About a year ago started out with Dvd X copy. I had varying degrees of success with it. Then I discovered DVD Decryptor/DVD Shrink. I used it for several months but found problems with it also. For one, if want to split a long movie onto 2 DVD's using Re-author you lose the menu's. If you want to copy a TV series DVD you will get questionable quality due to the amouth of data to be coppied. Many publishers put ove 3 hours of material on each dvd. The same goes for DVD Decryptor/Nero 6. Then I tried DVD Decryptor/TMPGEnc DVD Author for TV series DVD's. It works great but it is labor intensive.

    Then I discovered [bold]CloneDVD 2[/bold]/AnyDVD. This is a very elegant piece of software. You can easily copy any DVD and get great quality. I have compared the results with DVD Shrink and I cannot see any difference on my 36 inch Toshiba TV. You can also easily do the following:

    1. Copy any DVD
    2. Split any DVD onto 2 DVD's
    3. Copy a multi-episode(TV series) DVD onto 2 DVD AND retain the menu's on both DVD's.

    [bold]ClondDVD 2 is VERY fast! At least twice as fast as anything else I've tried![/bold]

    I have friends and relatives who have gone the DVD Decryptor/DVD Shrink route and have ALL switched to Clone DVD 2.

    One thing I always do when burning the DVD is to set the burn speed one click lower than the DVD's rated speed. In other words if the blank DVD is rated at 8X, I burn it at 6X. For 4X I use 2-2.4X. This way I ensure that my DVD will play in any of my three DVD players. I have Sony, JVC and Philips. They also play in my Xbox.

    The choice is yours. If you're looking for ease, simplicity and great quality CloneDVD 2 is the way to go.

    Good luck!
     
  3. mohmandm

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    so how do the programs work? Is clone the burning software and anydvd the ripping? Could you explain the actual process of burning a dvd?
     
  4. Jerry746

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    ANYDVD is a decrypting program that runs in the background, you don't even know its there. Makes an encrypted dvd look like it has no encrytion. Clonedvd is a complete program that will also let you edit a dvd, but can't remove encryption. It can copy and burn, but needs Anydvd to remove the encryption.

    Jerry
     
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    There is a 15 or 30 day trail period for both programs to see if you like them.

    Jerry
     
  6. rubio1904

    rubio1904 Guest

    All I got to say is DVD SHRINK with Nero 6 is the shiznit. I've tried the rest and I got to say this is the best.
     

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