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dvdcloner2, dvdsanta, good or so-so?

Discussion in 'Copy DVD to DVDR' started by amaze122, Nov 9, 2004.

  1. amaze122

    amaze122 Member

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    I never see these tools being discussed and I just recently purchased both of them. Now I am hearing people tell me that I could have gotten better performance from some of the free tools out there. Is this true?
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    DVD Shrink is freeware and one of the best out there for backing up DVDs. For going conversions TMPGEnc is a great one and generally gives better results than DVD Santa in my limited experience with it though it does cost $$.
     
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    I also have that software, (TMPGEnc Plus), but use it for joining mpegs together, before I convert, and then burn them using dvdSanta. I didn't know you could use it (TMPGEnc Plus), for backing up/ripping dvds! I am going to the "guide" section right now, to see if I can find a guide using it to covert my mpegs to dvd files and burn them.
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    Actually DVD Shrink is the one for ripping /compressing DVDs and is well worth checking out :)
     
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    Yeah, but I was told in one of the guides that it only is to be used when the dvd is over 4.64gb in size...
     
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    It does perfectly fine for any size DVD. For a DVD-5 it'll just rip and burn with no compression :)
     
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