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Discussion in 'DVDR' started by PennRon, Aug 27, 2004.

  1. PennRon

    PennRon Regular member

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    hi:

    I have been using decrypter and shrink with a Plextor 708a drive. Can someone explain the new dual layer technology. Can I assume that dual layer discs hold about 8.5 gig because data is written on both sides? If so can someone suggest a drive and will decrypter and shrink work with this new technology? I would assume that there will be no more compression when creating a backup. Thank you...Regards
     
  2. deadcat

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    Try here for more info http://www.dvddemystified.com
    Dual layer does hold 8.5gb
    It is written to a single side, two layers on that side, much like the original dvd-9's
    You need a dual layer burner
    Media is very expensive at the moment
    Dont need to use shrink anymore
    Use dvd43 and nero/dvd decrypter to back up
     
  3. bigorange

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    Deadcat is right, media is expensive. The lowest I have seen is about 6.00 ea. I believe.


    The new shrink 3.2 is able to backup dual layer burning with decrypter or nero. Of course now you could even put 2 or 3 movies on one disc and compress and/or re-author/edit. In one instance I took a 2 disc set(one movie and one special features) and put both on one disc for my backup. Therefore I think there will still be a need for compression and re-authoring using DL.

    You could also just use decrypter, rip(read) in ISO mode and Burn(write) in ISO.
     
  4. PennRon

    PennRon Regular member

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    Gentlemen:

    Thank you. I am now demsytified! Now that I have a head start I will research it to death. I'm sure many of us will probably switch to this technology when prices stabilize. Regards...
     

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