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DVDXCOPY Platinum and Compression?

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by aut0psy, Aug 21, 2004.

  1. aut0psy

    aut0psy Regular member

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    Hi

    Well I finally broke down and picked up a DVD writer yesterday and did a backup of my "Eagles - Hell Freezes Over" DVD, however it did it with compression I assume this is to fit EVERYTHING on a single DVD as it is 7.5 gig in size. Now I burned this on a DVD+RW disc and notice that there is A LOT of pixelizing in the picture as well as a few other things. The sound seems perfect however.

    Is there a way to rip out the "Extras" so that I Wouldn't need to use compression?

    Should I use software other than DVDXCopy Platinum?

    Is it because I used a DVD+RW insted of a DVD+R disc?

    Is it simply because of all the compression?

    I look forward to you're answers and thank you in advance!
     
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    flip218 Moderator Staff Member

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    You can use advanced mode in Platinum to remove title sets. But I would start with the media you using first. What is the brand and the speed of your media?

    You can also try the free stuff :) DVD Shrink and DVD Decrytper.
     
  3. aut0psy

    aut0psy Regular member

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    I was using an HP DVD+RW disc for this, could this be the issue? Would I notice a difference using one of my Kodak DVD-R discs?

    How do people generally rate the compression level, above a specific point or percentage to be bad quality?

    Would I be better off stripping out the "Extras" and language audio tracks that I don't need or won't use?
     
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    flip218 Moderator Staff Member

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    Does the RW's play ok in your pc? And I'm not sure if Kodak discs will help, because I've heard those a poor quality media.

    For those kind of DVD's I would use Shrink and Decrypter.
     
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    aut0psy Regular member

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    You think Kodak is a poor media? Well I will try it out and see what happens.

    I will also do some tests with a DVD+RW so I can try different types of burns.

    Thanks a lot!
     
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    what does removing the title set do? and how do you do it?

    what about splitting the dvd in 2?
     
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    I recently wanted to backup Schindlers list which is dvd-9, dual layer so I decided to do a partial back up to reduce or remove compression. After many attempts with DVXCOPY and other software I abandoned the idea because Xcopy reported that it couldn't find the break in the layers on the DVD.

    In the end I successfully backed up the whole DVD using INFINITI Samurai Yellow (which I can recommend)

    hope that helps
    Kate
     

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