AnyDVD HD and dual-layer DVD-R

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (Blu-ray issues)' started by MMM, Feb 3, 2007.

  1. MMM

    MMM Well-Known Member

    Now that "AnyDVD HD" is on its way, what are we gonna burn our HD DVD movies to?

    HD DVD-R blank media is expensive, at approximately $20+ a pop right now. Will a Dual-Layer DVD-R suffice with compression as DVD-Rs sufficed for Dual-layer movies.

    From what I hear, HD movies are about 10GB and DL-DVD-Rs can hold <8.5GB and only cost about a $1, so will this be the best, most economical method?

    And what will we use for compression? Will CLONE DVD be sufficient?

    Last edited: Feb 3, 2007
  2. khlb

    khlb Well-Known Member

    Right now SlySoft is offering Clone CD, Clone DVD (and Mobile) and AnyDVD.
    James is working hard on AnyHD-DVD. I bet there will be a Clone HD-DVD product as well for compression, chapter trimming/splitting and such.

  3. Androo79

    Androo79 Well-Known Member

    I do believe AnyDVD HD is only going to play HD-DVDs. It will remove the encryption and allow you to watch the movie without an HDCP equipped video card and monitor. I don't think it will copy HD-DVDs because the media is way too expensive.

    Anyway, why would you want to compress High Def content anyway. Just watch a normal DVD.
  4. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    Prices will go down just as they did with normal DVDs.
  5. MMM

    MMM Well-Known Member

    The same reason why many people backup and compress to a DVD-R single layer blank...getting away from the higher cost of DL DVD-Rs and getting nearly equivalent results. Save some $$$.
  6. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    That's what I do.
  7. UserName

    UserName Member

    Will AnyHD-DVD be a free upgrade, or separate purchase required?
  8. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    There might be a discount for existing Anydvd owners, but it is a separate product. So yes, you will have to pay.

    The big advantage or strength of AnyHD-DVD is for HTPC users, in my opinion.
  9. MMM

    MMM Well-Known Member

    From what I've read, it will be a discounted upgrade for continuing AnyDVD owners. I wish it was free and just an update.
  10. Clams

    Clams Well-Known Member

    Keep wishing. :D
    It's an entirely new product. I'm not surprised it'll have its own license fee at all. I'd be shocked if it didn't.

  11. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    That would be unfair to ask. As it is, Slysoft only charges you once for the lifetime use of AnyDVD, if the upgrade was free how would they make money?
  12. MMM

    MMM Well-Known Member

    Oh well :D
  13. denis

    denis Active Member

    If i buy it, does that mean i would have 2 programs? Or would it just work one both?
  14. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    AnyDVD-HD is supposed to work with DVDs and HD-DVDs.
  15. Charlie

    Charlie Well-Known Member

    No the key you have now will still allow you to get anydvd updates and is replacing the older version when released, as stated this will do DVD or HD-DVD the only thing is if you don't pay the upgrade anydvd will not work on HD-DVD from what I understand or am I off here?
  16. dudeman

    dudeman Member

    hd dvd burners

    I am in Canada and cant even find a HD DVD burners any ideas where i can purchase one from? By the way great idea this forum
  17. jackyl

    jackyl Member

    There was a post stating that we would only have to pay the difference in price from anydvd to anydvd hd.Im not sure how much it will be but im sure they will be fair as they have been with unlimited updates and so on.They have to make something in order to keep developing new products and im just glad to hear that theres even going to be a anydvd hd.Keep up the good works guys!
  18. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure if an HD-DVD burner is available to the general public yet. I'll look into it.
  19. jackyl

    jackyl Member

    Heres the post

    Yea it would be really nice if they did know anything about a clondvd hd to say dvd dual layer being possible.If you knew that it was possible and our current dual layer burners would work then a cheap way out is if you have a xbox 360 you can get the add-on drive for 200 plug it in to youre pc and download the driver and youre good to go can use it for ripping burn to dual layer and watch it on the 360 in HD.Would have a way of backing up and watching until burners and players came down in price.Now that would be sweet
  20. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    The good thing: HD-DVD players accept HD-DVD "structures" on standard "red laser" DVDs as well. I am not sore, but I believe Blu-ray standalone players do not. (If this is true, Blu-ray sucks big time!:D )
    So yes, it makes perfectly sense to use DVD+-r DL discs for HD content. Compression will almost be impossible if you want to keep the quality (it already is compressed much more than normal DVDs), but leaving out soundtracks (especially the lossless ones) would make at least the main movie fit on DL discs.
    For movies longer than 2 hours, you still can split.