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How good does DVD clone work?

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by s_jensen, Sep 25, 2004.

  1. s_jensen

    s_jensen Guest

    I'm thinking about purchasing DVD CLone. Does it do what it claims. Make a precise clone of a production dvd. Or is it a gimmick. What are the pros and cons.
    Thank you
     
  2. flip218

    flip218 Moderator Staff Member

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    I love it. If you don't want to buy AnyDVD, you can use DVD Decrypter.

    Before you buy, use it. Your able to use the full versions of AnyDVD & CloneDVD2 for 21 days.

    Try it, and decide for yourself :)
     
  3. ScubaPete

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    Hi there s_jensen, Welcome to aD -

    There are 2 CloneDVD's The one mfgd by elby is pretty good. I have it. I have the other one too and to put it nicely, it's crap, not worth a $1.29 (USD) much-less the price they're asking. Both of the CloneDVD's require a second program (proggy) to get rid of the DVD movie's encryption so that they can work.

    Then again, there are 2 other programs, easy to use, one that gets rid of the encryption, grabs the files, allows you to edit them (if you wish), compresses them so that they'll fit on a single disc and the second proggy burns it to your blank disc in your DVD writer. The major difference in the last 2 proggys are that they are FREE ! AND, they do as good if not a better job than the ones you pay for, is that Neato or what ?


    Yea, I thought you'd say that :) OK, I'll tell you their names, the first is called DVD Shrink and the second is called DVD Decrypter -

    Check out this guide (written by a good friend of mine) it's easy to follow, just PRINT IT OUT, and follow along -

    Ooohhh yea, the download links for the proggys are there too (remember to bring along zero money so you can pay for it :) Off with you, Grab a favorite DVD and in no time, with today's PC, you'll have your own backup copy -

    Don't be impolite and forget to stop back to let me know how you made out, I'd be hurt if you forgot -

    Cheers,

    Pete


    I almost forgot -

    Here ya go (it's 1/2 way down the page -

    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/2/74599

    Bye now -
     
  4. s_jensen

    s_jensen Guest

    Yes I have Shrink and Decrypter, both are get pieces of software. So I can guess which software you prefer. Shrink and Decrypter. right?!
    Well thanks for your opinon Pete, I think that I will stick with shrink and decrypter.


    Flip thanks for your input as well.
     
  5. flip218

    flip218 Moderator Staff Member

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    Actually I prefer CloneDVD2. I also have Shrink and Decrypter.

    CloneDVD2 is fast, easy to use and the quality is great. And for 21 days the programs are free.

    I have an older RCA player which I used to think didn't play backups. Backups made/burned by Shrink, Decrypter, Rebuilder, Nero & XCopy wouldn't work ... but backups made by CloneDVD2 work.

     
  6. ScubaPete

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    s_jesen,

    I was under the impression that you were considering a first time purchase -

    For FREE DVD Shrink and DVD Decrypter are the best -

    For a purchase I'll go against my Buddy Flip and suggest Nero's recode2 for my first choice Far and away because of all the proggys there are there), DVD2One for my second $$$$ choice because of all it can do and it's ease of operation THEN CloneDVD 2 (by elby). SOMEWHERE IN THERE, I want to recommend AnyDVD (a behind the scenes ripper). Here are the proggys I have and with a few missed exceptions, how I use them.

    KEEP YOUR RECIPES SEPARATE -

    Keeping each set of programs and their settings separated is very important. Too many choices cause confusion and lead to coasters :-(

    With all the tools you have, don’t confuse which order you should use when using which programs.

    As a matter of fact, I believe you should print out a recipe for each set of Programs you use for burning - and their separate settings -

    ScubaPete's Basic Cooking Recipes

    1. DVD Shrink (ver. 3.2) ISO mode + DVD Decrypter ISO write mode (FREE)

    2. DVD Shrink (ver 3.2) + Nero (ver 6. OR ver 5.5)

    3. DVD Shrink (ver 3.2) + CopyToDVD

    4. AnyDVD or DVD43 + DVD2One + CopyToDVD

    5. AnyDVD or DVD43 + CloneDVD2 (elby)

    6. AnyDVD or DVD43 + Nero Recode 2

    7. For DVD-5's (FREE)
    DVD Decrypter in the ISO read mode + DVD Decrypter in the ISO write mode

    8. For DVD-5’s
    AnyDVD or DVD43 + Nero Express (copy Disc to Disc)

    9. DVD XCopy Xpress (ver. 2.5.1, 3.0 and 3.2.1) + 321 Gone (Pre RF versions)

    10. DVD XCopy - Original (ver 1.5.0, 1.5.2) - (Pre RF versions)

    11.. DVD Decrypter (File Mode) and DVD Copy 2 (InterVideo) – (Fast)

    12. AnyDVD and CloneDVD (.net not elby) (little or no compression, it’s a poor proggy)

    Cheers,

    Pete
     
  7. s_jensen

    s_jensen Guest

    Wow, Thanks for taking the time to let me know what is good and bad in the world of burning DVD's. I will take your recipes into great consideration.

    All of you at afterdawn are a great bunch of souls. Thank you very much for taking the time to help out. I really appreicate it.
    Steve
     

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