AnyDVD HD & CloneDVD Mobile Output Format(s)

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by VLMin, Nov 8, 2020.

  1. VLMin

    VLMin Member

    I searched for this in the forum but didn't find anything; perhaps I didn't search correctly. Anyway …

    What output format(s) do AnyDVD HD and CloneDVD Mobile provide, respectively?

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  2. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    Anydvd's primary task is an on-the-fly decrypter, the ripper is secondary and only rips 1:1 (folder structure or iso). Clonedvd mobile is targeted towards mobile devices and has too many options to list.

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  3. VLMin

    VLMin Member

    Thank you.

    Regarding AnyDVD HD, if I, being relatively nontechnical in such things, understand correctly, AnyDVD outputs either an ISO file or a DVD-type folder structure. One then uses either CloneDVD (or some comparable product) to make a physical DVD or CloneDVD Mobile (or a comparable product) to create output in some directly playable format such as mp4. Correct?

    To see a list of available CloneDVD Mobile output formats, I installed the trial version. I see "Generic MP4/AVC" on the list. To get to a format not on this list, such as mkv, does one then need to use a separate conversion tool? Or is there something in the RedFox/Elby product family to help with this?

    Finally, these products all look and feel quite old. But I realize that it's what's under the hood that counts. Are these products generally kept up to date in a reasonable way? (I realize that DVD and Blu-ray technologies themselves are running out of steam, so to speak.)

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  4. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    Correct, and the ui for anydvd is intentionally kept simple. It's as you say what's under the hood that counts the same applies to CloneDVD2, CloneBD, clonedvd mobile...

    Note though that clonedvd mobile is indeed rather outdated and can be buggy on new dvd releases. It's very much in need of an encoding engine overhaul, but there's no news on when that would be. The other 3 are very stable and often updated, anydvd the most of it since that's the one that does the decrypting. None of the other tools can handle that.

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  5. mmdavis

    mmdavis Well-Known Member

    Actually, no. When using CloneDVD or CloneDVDmobile, you do not need to rip the disc first. AnyDVD works "on the fly" with those programs so you can do what needs to be done straight from the disc. With some 3rd party programs, you may need to rip first. It depends on the program and how they work.

    CDVDm can go to a very large variety of mobile formats (mp4, avi, mov, wmv, wma, Divx, 3gp, 3g2), and probably a few more. It is meant to be used to allow your mobile devices to play them.

    AnyDVD is updated constantly, as is CloneBD.
     
  6. VLMin

    VLMin Member

    Thank you both very much. I now understand that CDVDm can take the output from AnyDVD HD and create a playable video file in any of a number of common (and no-longer-so-common) formats. Taken together, these two products sound like an excellent pair. OTOH, CDVDm sounds a lot like Handbrake, among other products, with the latter being far better maintained (and free, to boot). Do these seem to you to be reasonable conclusions?

    Finally, one (famous) last question™ on all this: If one uses AnyDVD HD to decrypt, can one then use, say, ImgBurn or some other tool to create the DVD just as one would use CloneDVD? (I realize the features aren't a match, I'm asking just about the basic functionality.)

    Thank you.