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Discussion in 'DVD Shrink forum' started by nuggets22, Jul 15, 2007.

  1. nuggets22

    nuggets22 Member

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    What is the general consensus on the quality settings that you can choose to shrink? Does it even make a noticeable difference? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. rcrockett

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    Do you mean compression settings? I usually don't go below 70%.
     
  3. 300bowler

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    here ya go
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  4. sera32

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    Couple of questions related to above posts:

    1/ rcrockett - what happens if you've selected "main movie only", removed unwanted audio streams, set start and end frames, and still the compression is at 60% ?

    2/ 300bowler - could i use "maximum sharpness" in the AEC setting to compensate for the high compression rate ?

    Thank you

    sera32
     
  5. LOCOENG

    LOCOENG Moderator Staff Member

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    I would recommend DVD Rebuilder for titles that require high levels of compression.

    You should use "maximum smoothness"; max sharp is for low compression jobs.
     
  6. sera32

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    Thanks for the quick reply.

    Before I browsing through the DVD Shrink forum to see if there were any other posters who had the same issue. I found this guide on using DVDFAB Decrypter + VobBlanker (or FixVTS) + DVD Shrink + ImgBurn guide.

    I downloaded DVDFabHDDecrypter and followed the guide, thru the relevant steps. I then glanced through the steps for the other programs, excluding DVD Shrink, and was confused.

    When I ripped The Host DVD, using DVDHDDecrypter, and opened it in DVD Shrink it had the same compression levels, as if I had reauthored it in Shrink and made a few adjustments.

    So, the question is, (finally !)

    1/ Why is it ripped in Decrypter, when this can be done in Shrink ?
    2/ What are the other programs for, if you can do it in Shrink ?

    I seem to have an increasingly large collection of DVD-related programs these days, and am not sure what a lot of them really do ?

    A long post, but this is what's going on at the moment.

    Cheers

    sera32
     
  7. LOCOENG

    LOCOENG Moderator Staff Member

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    You really only need three programs to make backups:

    One to rip (DVDFab HD Decrypter, AnyDVD)
    One to compress (DVD Shrink, Recode, DVD2One, CloneDVD)
    One to burn (Imgburn, Nero)

    While the guide you are using is excellent, the need for VobBlanker or FixVTS isn't always needed. Additionally, while you may be able to rip older movies with DVD Shrink the newer you get the less effective it will be as a ripper.

    VobBlanker and FixVTS effectively clean the results of leftover copy protection that is produced during the rip. Lately the copy protection found on DVD's is structural and can actually be embedded withing the file structure of the disc rendering the rip unusable. DVDFab and AnyDVD have caught up with the movie houses that apply this protection and are doing a pretty good job of providing a "clean" rip so that these extra programs aren't needed. There are some advanced features in VobBlanker that if you know what you are doing will allow you to remove (blank) different cells that will remove various aspects of the video such as trailers, FBI warnings etc. Most recommend a "movie only" backup which removes those items anyway and frees up space on your backup allowing for a higher quality results and less compression. DVDFab HD Decrypter allows you to rip the "movie only" which makes the rip times go down, rather than ripping the entire disc and then reauthoring with DVD Shrink. You can also remove unwanted audio tracks and subtitles when ripping in this manner.
     
  8. sera32

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    thanks. new knowledge brings new questions. so...

    1/ most DVD i've ripped i've used Shrink, some which have 'data cyclic errors', I've cleaned and/or used Decrypter to rip

    2/ is there a simple guide to using DVD Rebuilder ? I've been reading the Help file and it's giving me a headache !

    Cheers

    sera32
     
  9. LOCOENG

    LOCOENG Moderator Staff Member

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    When you say "Decrypter" do you mean DVDFab HD Decrypter? The error you are getting is likely due to copy protection that hasn't been removed from your source disc.

    The main thing with DVD-RB is getting the paths set correctly to your encoders, the program itself is really pretty simple. Here is a good guide: http://forum.digital-digest.com/showthread.php?t=54897 ...and the FAQ: http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/241700
     
  10. sera32

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    ok, I'm going through Quickstart Guide to Rebuilder. I've already installed previously, but am not sure what or whether I've installed CCE.

    In the installation of Rebuilder, I was presented with a setup for CCE. I am going through that now and can see a page that asks me to select the DEFAULT to be used - CCE choosen - and then the version.

    What version do I select ? BTW, I've downloaded the freeware version of Rebuilder.

    Cheers


    sera32

     
  11. LOCOENG

    LOCOENG Moderator Staff Member

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    thanks for all your help.

    if i want to rip a DVD-9 to my hard disk, using DVD Decrypter, then manipulate it later using Rebuilder, is ISO Write the best mode ?

    I have being using file mode in the past ? What is the difference between using the modes ?

    Also lastly, if I have specified a path for CCE accidentally, in setup, can I delete or non-specify that path, so I can use HCencoder ?

    Cheers

    sera32
     
  13. LOCOENG

    LOCOENG Moderator Staff Member

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    You can rip the disc in either mode and get the same outcome, so it doesn't really matter. Since Imgburn and DVD-RB will accept both formats that isn't a factor either, although most prefer file mode because in ISO mode some of the copy protection can be brought along with the rip...I too would recommend and typically use file mode. The ISO is just a container that has all the same files as a VIDEO_TS folder, it's just in a nice neat package.

    As for removing the path to CCE, I'm sure you can, but I don't have access to the program right now to tell you how...if you select HCencoder for your project it really shouldn't matter though.

     
  14. sera32

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    LOCOENG,

    Having trouble ripping a copy of R4 Babel using DVD Decrypter. The disc is scratched quite badly and I've cleaned it a few times, using isopropyl alcohol.

    Can I post the log here for comment ?

    sera32
     
  15. LOCOENG

    LOCOENG Moderator Staff Member

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    If your drive can't read the disc your only choice is to get another copy and try again. You can post the log, but it probably won't help us. Why are you still using DVD Decrypter? You need to be using DVDFab HD Decrypter instead.
     
  16. sera32

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    Hi,

    Why so ? I heard quite good things about DVD Decrypter and getting comfortable with using it ?

    Another thing. Today, used Nero Recode2 to convert movie only to Nero Digital. Quality was very poor, followed instructions in guide posted on this site:

    cheers

    sera32
     
  17. LOCOENG

    LOCOENG Moderator Staff Member

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    Because it hasn't been updated in several years, basically it isn't effective at removing all the protections off discs as I explained about DVD Shrink earlier.

    The quality should deminish quite a bit when you take a file that is several gigs in size and reduce it to 700MB...I would use Recode to burn either the main movie or full disc onto a DVD instead trying to put it onto a CD.
     
  18. sera32

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    Is this alright ? me asking lots of questions ? being reading up quite a bit, but heaps of info and different views.

    I set Nero Recode2 to burn to a DVD size, 4.7GB and it took over 2 hours to complete.

    Is it worthwhile to use any of the other Recode options for encoding, e.g. Main Movie to DVD, etc ?

    DVD's I've burnt since I started have all been using Shrink and Nero to burn. On a 17" LCD monitor and 51cm CRT television, they look pretty good, will it be much different for a larger screen ?

    Know there is a lot there, but grateful for info

    thanks

    sera32
     
  19. LOCOENG

    LOCOENG Moderator Staff Member

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    Ask all the questions you want, that is why we are here...

    Let's start from the beginning.

    Are you wanting to backup the entire disc, menus-special features-movie?
     
  20. sera32

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    generally just the main movie, but may include menus in future, i.e the main page where play, scene selection, extras, etc, are shown.

    worried that when get better t.v, that movies burnt in past with shrink will look average ??

    thanks

    sera32

     

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