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Ripping philosophy conundrum - Shrink or Decrypt, ISO or File?

Discussion in 'Convert DVD to another format' started by raddygast, Mar 6, 2005.

  1. raddygast

    raddygast Member

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    Hi all. New to this scene, but I've been reading a lot. Just bought a LiteOn SOHW-1633S and a 100-pack of SONY08D1 DVD-R media. Very happy.

    Here's the main question. Is it better to get into the habit of ripping with DVD Decrypter in ISO or File mode, and how does this effect interactivity with DVD Shrink? Of course, with DVD-5's I'd just use DVDD and rip/burn ISO. But for DVD-9's, questions:

    1) Is file mode ripping faster than ISO mode with DVDD?

    2) I have PowerDVD 4. If I rip File mode, can PowerDVD play them properly with no audio out of sync issues? If I rip ISO, and use Daemon Tools to mount a virtual disc, does that present any memory/CPU usage issues for the emulation?

    3) What I want to do is quickly rip all the info on DVD-9's to hard disk (just bought a 200GB external drive). Then, at my leisure, think about how best to manipulate the data to get it to fit into DVD-5 blanks. But say later I get some new software and want to span it across 2 disks, or I buy some DL media and want to burn the full thing, then isn't ISO mode better because then I can just burn the thing using DVDD? In File mode, wouldn't I have to use DVD Shrink (no compression) to turn the File mode structure back into a burnable ISO?

    Basically, is there any disadvantage to using File mode (I have heard it's faster)?

    4) What about redundancy and minimizing disk space? I know DVD Shrink can rip non-Arccos titles itself. So should I just use DVDS and only use DVDD to decrypt on problematic titles? Maybe that would make sense if I wanted to copy a DVD in as little time as possible, but as I understand it DVD-S sort of rips on the fly and the output result is either file structure or an ISO that has been transcoded. It doesn't save the FULL INFO unless you set it to no compression.

    However, if I do this:
    a) rip to ISO using DVDD
    b) later, use DVDS to transcode, opening Disc Image (or opening Disc with daemon tools emulating the ISO)

    Then doesn't DVDS have to "re-rip" from the "disc" in that case? Does that result in an extra step? What if I do this:

    a) rip to File using DVDD
    b) later, use DVDS to transcode, Open File mode

    Does that save a step?


    Anyway, I guess I can have more questions, but I'll wait to see if anybody replies. Very much appreciated.
     
  2. wild77

    wild77 Guest

    I will try to answer some of your questions

    1)My Plextor PX-712 rips with Decrypter are very close using File or ISO 10-15 min. (Speed Read Enable)depending on the size of the movie.Your read speeds will depend on your burner or you can use a DVD Rom and get faster read speads.

    2)I use Power DVD 5 as well as Nero Showtime to preview movies in File mode.Nero Ultra also has a feature that will let you mount a disc image and view ISO files.

    3)200 gigs would hold about 28 movies probably not best to fill the hard drive completely.I would suggest finding the software you like first then do one movie at a time running your disc defragger regularly.

    Programs I use

    DVD Decrypter to rip [bold]Free[/bold]
    DVD Shrink to compress [bold]Free[/bold]
    Nero Recode2 to compress/burn [bold]Free Trial[/bold]

    Best Quality
    DVD Rebuilder V 0.74 [bold]Free[/bold]
    CinemaCraftEncoder Basic [bold]Purchased[/bold]

    Others to check out
    AnyDVD [bold]Free Trial[/bold]
    CloneDVD2 [bold]Free Trial]

    Hope this helps and Good Luck!!!
     
  3. raddygast

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    Thanks.

    Right now I am busy wondering why my DVDROM rips more than twice as slow as my burner. Granted the burner is a SOHW-1633S (LiteOn) and new, while the DVDROM is a LG DRD8160B and about three years old (only capable of UDMA Mode 2). But in Nero CD-DVD Speed the drives are nearly comparable (burner edges the DVDROM slightly).

    I'm wondering why read/rip speeds would be so poor in my DVDROM. Perhaps I should get a new one?
     
  4. wild77

    wild77 Guest

    Lite on makes an excellent DVD-Rom. I am not sure of the model number but it has some of the fastest read times.Try doing a search on DVD-Roms,I know there are a few threads on which is best.

    In the end DVD Burning all comes down to what works best for you!A little Trial and Error until you get a system down then stick to it.
     

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