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Discussion in 'Copy DVD to DVDR' started by dev1963, Nov 25, 2004.

  1. dev1963

    dev1963 Guest

    Is there any other software other than dvd shrink, which can shrink the movies of 7 or 8 gb capacity to 4.7 gb., where can i download it free?
     
  2. ScubaPete

    ScubaPete Senior member

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    Hi dev1963, welcome to aD,

    After ripping with DVD Decrypter use Nero's recode2 for a proggy like DVD Shrink BUT with this one, after re-authoring, you still have working menus :)

    http://www.ahead.de/us/632261771103079.php

    dvd Santa allows you a full function version but it does leave a watermark until you pay for it -

    http://www.dvdsanta.com/features.htm

    There are other proggys that allow you usage, "goggle" for them :)

    Pete

     
  3. kyrainman

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    I have used several different programs to backup DVD's. About a year ago started out with DvdXcopy. 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!
     
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    kyrainman,

    Heh, heh - You sound like me - I love CloneDVD2 (elby) also

    Time for you to try 2 other proggys -

    DVD2One is one of the finest encoders out there Use it with AnyDVD OR DVD Decrypter in the Mode, File setting for a ripper.

    For a fantastic burner IMO, the fastest out there, try CopyToDVD (it works automatically with DVD2One) and last but not least for this section, give Intervideo's Copy2DVD - If you want to see speed, I like AnyDVD and Copy2DVD as a package -

    DVD2One - http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/dvd-r_tools/dvd2one.cfm

    InterVideo Copy 2 DVD - http://www.intervideo.com/jsp/InterVideoDVDCopy_Profile.jsp

    Enjoy,

    Pete
     

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