anyone have copy dvd pro ?

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  1. rick stein

    rick stein Stunt Coordinator

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    I was just wondering if anyone has this and if it actually works.Its a lot cheaper than dvdxcopy but i wish i had more info on it.Any input from you guys or girls sure would be appreciated thanks
     
  2. Steven K

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    Chances are, this thread will be locked... for more information, check out www.vcdhelp.com (now dvdrhelp.com) but I'll add a few quick thoughts (at the risk of breaking forum rules, so I wont get too specific). Use these tools only for backing up non-copyrighted movies (home movies, public domain, etc...)

    There are a few different types of tools: direct copying tools, transcoders, and re-encoders.

    Direct copying tools, such as 321's dvdxcopy, do a 1:1 copy of a DVD (spread over 2 DVD-Rs if necessary).

    Transcoders are tools which do not do a full re-encode of a movie, but rather, bring down the bitrate of already encoded video so that you can fit a DVD 9 onto a DVD 5. These include: DVD2One, DVD95Copy, etc... I really like these tools, and they work very fast (20 mins for a whole DVD).

    Re-encoders, IMO, provide slightly better quality results than transcoders, but take much longer. Even on my P-4 1.8 GHz, re-encoding a 2+ hour movie takes several hours. The most popular MPEG2 encoders are CCE (Cinemacraft) and TMPGEnc. CCE is slightly better, and much faster, than TMPGEnc, but the Pro version costs $2000, while TMPGEnc costs only around $50 - however, CCE is coming out with a home version for around $150.
     

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