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Ripping using new double layer DVD

Discussion in 'Convert DVD to another format' started by Hidra, Oct 29, 2004.

  1. Hidra

    Hidra Member

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    Hi,

    I'm thinking of buying one DVD recorder DL compatible...

    Have any of you tried to rip a movie using the new double layer DVD? if so, which program/s have you used? Which DVD recorder? Did you have problems?

    Thanks,

    Hidra
     
  2. Discmania

    Discmania Active member

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    You don't need a dual layer burner to rip a dual layer disc. Infact you don't even need a burner to do this - any DVD rom drive will do it. The reason for buying a dual layer burner is it enables you to burn the files on to a dual layer blank disc. DVD Shrink supports burning to dual layer discs. It's worth bearing in mind that dual layer blank discs are still far more expensive that single discs at present and the only advantage you would get is zero compression. The DL burner of course still enables burning to single layer discs (DVD 5).
     
  3. y2kpony

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    So, if you are using Nero to burn the DVD's, will everything work automatically where you will get the zero compression without having to set something up?
     
  4. dlc2000

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    if using nero you will have to select dvd9 8.5 gig to burn to dual layer discs .
     
  5. y2kpony

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    But I won't need any new software?
     
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    nero will not remove the copy protections on store bought dvds . you will need another program for that job , also only the latest versions of nero 6 are able to burn to dual layer discs . anydvd works well for removing copy protections but is not free . it can be tried before you buy for i think 21 days . dvd shrink is free and it removes copy protections and burns to dual layer discs which would be the way to go if not willing to spend any money .
     
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    Dual Layer blank media is $10+ for one sinlge disc. Also, its seems to only come in DVD+R.
    Another to think about, is do you really want/need DL? I have fit 1hr and 49mins onto a sinlge 4.5disc with zero compression. Plus, do you really want all the features? Other than when it comes to multisession movies would it conceivably be worth it. But even then, at $10 a piece, the risk of making coasters, and 4.5 cast less than a $1; it does not seem worth it to have DL. But I too am thinking of getting one. LOL
     
  9. Discmania

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    Correct but there's no harm in getting a DL burner now since these are the latest technology and cost the same as a single layer burner.
     
  10. y2kpony

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    True, and I guess the one thing I am thinking about is whether or the not the DL burners could be considerably faster by the time the cost of the blanks has fallen to a manageble price. If they are, why buy one to burn single layer disks for several more months if you already have a SL burner? I don't suppose the price for DL burner is going to be any higher after they are improved.
     
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    If you don't already have a burner then getting a new DL now is a good idea. But f you have SL burner there's no point in upgrading yet unless you want to improve burn speeds.
     

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