Which is the best dvd creating Software?

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  1. Tru_Snoop

    Tru_Snoop Registered Member

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    Hey guys;
    I was wondering which is the best and fast dvd creating software. I use Nero v.7 right now but it takes 5 hours to transcode, which is really long. I am using mpeg2 format files in nero (not avi) but still takes really long (5hrs). I also tried to use winDVD creator, but it also takes really long time....

    Is there any other software which is fast and creates really good menus as well?

    Here are my system specs:
    Operating System: Windows XP Professional (Sp2 installed)
    Case: NETLINK 18IN 350W ATX 3688 CASE /W FRONT USB PORT P4 READY
    Motherboard: ASUS A7V880 SOCKETA KT880 DUAL DDR AGP 5PCI SATA SOUND 1000LAN MOTHERBOARD
    CPU: AMD ATHLON XP 2100+ 256K 266FSB SOCKET A RETAIL BOX (running at 1800+)
    CPU Heatsink: VANTEC AEROFLOW SOCKETA cpu cooler TMD 5600RPM 35.5CFM
    Memory: 1GB PC2700 DDR333 SAMSUNG RAM
    Video Card: ABITR9550-128CDT RADEON 9550 128MB DDR AGP8X
    Hard Drives: 2 X ( WD CAVIAR 80GB INT ATA/100 HD 3.5LP 9MS 8MB 7200RPM OEM)


    thanks.
     
  2. ErikAlbert

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    I could be wrong, but did you mention which CD/DVD Reader/Writer you are using ?
     
  3. Tru_Snoop

    Tru_Snoop Registered Member

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    i am using " LG GSA-4167B 16X DVD+-RW 16X Dual Layer Writer IDE 2MB Black OEM With Software"
     
  4. beetlejuice69

    beetlejuice69 Registered Member

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    I`d take a look at Ashampoo`s Burning Studio. It`s fast and does a real nice job.
     
  5. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    Read also this :
    http://www.supermediastore.com/burningdvdtips.html
    I wonder how many people think about this, when they start burning CD/DVD's
     
  6. NGRhodes

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    I stress tested my new DVD writter I got for Xmas (latest Samsung), defraging the drive I was reading off whilst burning, with emule running in the background, using 50% cpu for those tasks alone !
    Was a 300mb cd, took about 20 minutes to burn (max speed set at 48x), 180 buffer under run protections made, but the disc works flawlessy.

    Any good dvd writter (and burning software) should have/support buffer under run protection and be able to burn perfectly every time.
     
  7. AJohn

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    If you are wanting to copy an existing DVD or burn IFO/VOB or ISO/EDF files, www.slysoft.com's AnyDVD and CloneDVD are for sure the way to go.
     
  8. ErikAlbert

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    Sounds interesting. Stored the link for future use.
     
  9. Dobermann

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    There is a great forum for all things video related. They discuss all the various encoding/decoding tools, burners, etc. Have a look at:

    http://www.videohelp.com

    and be sure to check out their forums.

    Cheers,
    Dobermann
     
  10. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hi,
    Are you talking about normal burning? Creating ISOs and data disks?
    With data disks containing 5,000 files and about 4Gb of info it never takes me more than 10 min.
    What do you mean transcode? Create SVCD like disks? Or SVDVD?
    Using LG / NEC burners with either CD Burner XP Pro and Nero 5.
    Mrk
     
  11. Happy Bytes

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    For transcoding this is your problem: CPU: AMD ATHLON XP 2100+

    I mean if you want fast video encoding then switch to a Dual Core PPC System, such as the PowerMac 2.7 Ghz Dual Core. 8+ GB of RAM for each CPU should be enough for the first start. Final Cut Pro as Software i can recommend for this. It's then done in a few minits including DVD authoring such as menus, chapters etc. Besides, the good fact is that you can play DOOM 3 or Call of Duty during this transcoding without any problems on the same machine ;-)
     
  12. Absolutely! AnyDVD with CloneDVD is perfect. I also use 1 Click DVD copy. If I run into problems with one of them, the other always seems to work.
     
  13. NGRhodes

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    Why not buy a 2nd machine which can churn away doing these long tasks in the background, I built my self a server, which was a p3 450 until this xmas when I upgraded it to an athlon 1200, that will transcode a DVD overnight no sweat, plus you can use it for other things like downloading, file storage, and keep your main machine a bit leaner and meaner.

    BTW, try different DVD transcoding software, I personally prefer CloneDVD (and anyDVD is great) to Nero 6, slightly easier to use user interface (I hate the pre scan thing Nero Recode does). CloneDVD is reportedly faster (but I have no evidence to show this is the case), but I do much prefer the burn and reading engine of CloneDVD (and CloneCD) to Nero (which annoyingly copied a CD at work with an error on and didnt even know there was an error, which clonecd pickedup).

    PS, I have read a LOT of stories about how buggy Nero 7 is, so it might even be worth Trying Nero 6 with Nero Recode.
     
  14. bigc73542

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    I use DVD shrink 3.2 and nero 6 and I can make a backup copy of a DVD from start to stop in about 22 minutes. I have tried several apps but nothing works for me like DVD shrink.
     
  15. NGRhodes

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    My friend Finds DVD Shrink runs faster on his machine than Nero Recode or CloneDVD, yet I find the opposite pattern on my server.

    Best thing is to try a few and pick which is best for you (bit like picking ANY software).
     
  16. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    This is like antivirus software, you just have to try them out till you find one that works the best for you and your machine:D The best part is there are a lot of apps out ther to try.
     
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    Another useful program;

    ImgBurn carries on from where DVD Decrypter left off! (Well, for the burning part anyway!)

    ImgBurn can write most types of CD / DVD images and it supports all the latest writers (including booktype / bitsetting on many of the major ones - i.e. BenQ, LiteOn, NEC, Plextor, Sony). You can even use ImgBurn to erase / format your rewritable media!

    http://www.imgburn.com/
     
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