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DVD Shrink Quality

Discussion in 'DVD Shrink forum' started by sbquart, Mar 5, 2005.

  1. sbquart

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    I have a little over 700 DVDs and want to back up just the main movie uncompressed. I've been using DVD Shrink or Decrypter for making backups of my movies uncompressed. Some movies I can fit the entire disc and menus and some I only get just the movie with no compression at all as I have a 92" screen and want full quality. Now by using either shrink or decrypter when I make uncompressed copies are they identical to the originals? Should I bother making backups or just keep the real ones? I've watched my copies and they look good just dont want to short change myself. Thanks in advance.
     
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    The legal part of this,if you live here in the USA, you have to own and posess the originals in order to legally have a backup copy.

    92" screen, holy moly!!!!

    I just have the basic 35" right now,but those heavily compressed dvd's I use dvd shrink max smoothness enhancement and I can't tell a difference. You my friend will be the one to let us know if that quality level goes down on your monster screen.
     
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    I did use some compression on one disc I believe it was nemo at about 43% compression or something. And there was noticeable blockiness during fast moving scenes. Color was off a bit too, but was ok for my 30" Hdtv. Just want to know if the backups are a bit for bit same as the originals.
     
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    If you dont use compression, then they are identical to the originals.
     
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    Thanks.
     
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    Yep, main movie only,and even edit out some of the extra crap like beginning and ending credits. That can help on on reducing the compression. 43% is a lot of compression. Lord of the rings trilogy comes to mind in that range,just for main movie only.3+ hr movies.

    You might even want to try them on some taiyo yuden media. That higher quality media and a 4x or slower burn speed will help out for your quality as well.
     
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    Good media is a must,also slow burning speeds.
    I dont cutoff credits, I compress them into still pictures, so the music at the end doesnt get cutoff in mid song.
     
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    I've been using taiyo yuden media but been burning at 8x. I guess I'll slow it down now.
     

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