Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Someone, Jul 8, 2008.
Is there a good free product which copies DVDs?
some good suggestions here :
hope that helps
I can't connect to the site, it times out.
"The server at www.bspcn.com is taking too long to respond."
It's working now, at least for me...ahh the days of DVD Shrink
Thanks. It works for me now too.
This is where I get all my video/audio information.
Is there a difference between copying and ripping? Or are they the same thing?
A copy is from the original DVD straight to another or on the fly. Ripping is copying the original DVD to your Harddrive to edit trailers, etc. before burning. Good guide here, only substitute DVDFabHDDecrypter for DVDFabDecrypter (no longer available): http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/334154
Thanks. But will the quality be the same?
Quality will be exactly the same. I use different programs but the only difference is payware vs freeware and time (not much). I use AnyDVD and CloneDVD2 which do the same as those four free ones. Depending on disc size, DVD 5 (4.7 G, actually about 4.3 G) or DVD 9 (7.9 G if burner supports it) (most commercial DVD are DVD 10 and hold about 8G), you won't see a difference down to about 70%, it's subjective, maybe lower, maybe higher. I'm quite picky and have gone as low as 60% but try not to. I agree, AfterDawn has a wealth of info on this. Two main things, use good media: Taiyo Yuden, Verbatim, any Made in Japan and burn at 4x or half the rated speed of the media. What works today may not in time and burning too fast or too slow may not be good.
OK. Thanks. How do you find out the rated speed of the media?
I've never looked but probably infopro, Nero DVD info, at purchase, ImgBurn, maybe even DVD Shrink, should be plenty of ways on Google. I just burn all DVD disc's at 4x and CD's at 12x or even 8x, only makes a few minutes difference anyway. Actually, I've wondered why they even make drives that burn so fast, bragging rights I guess. I once heard of a CD breaking apart in the drive, rare but it has happened and sure made a mess.
I don't know if ImgBurn does this but in my burning program, once the drive recognizes the blank DVD and I go to set the burn speed, all the DVD speeds of the disc show in the drop down box. Probably the same in ImgBurn.
Wow! That's awesome!