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CloneDVD vs. CloneCD?

Discussion in 'CloneDVD' started by Sithis, Apr 2, 2007.

  1. Sithis

    Sithis Member


    I want to start backing up my discs (DVD's and CD's -- some of which are copy protected), but I'm not sure whether I need to get CloneDVD or CloneCD, or both. It is not very clear to me what the differences are between the two programs -- for instance, the website says CloneCD supports 1:1 DVD copying -- why then would I need CloneDVD? What does one program do that the other one does not do?

    Basically, I want to be able to backup any disc I have, whether it is a regular movie DVD, game DVD or game CD. Aside from backing these up to blank discs, I would also like to have the option to backup the discs directly to the hard drive (including movie DVD's if possible). I realize I will probably also need AnyDVD, but otherwise do I also need CloneDVD or CloneCD to do everything I want?

    Thanks in advance... :bowdown:
  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Clonedvd's transcoder compresses a commercial sized dvd-9 sized disc (8.5gb) video so that it will fit to a standard dvd-5 (4.7gb) sized disc. Clonecd does not compress anything (so you generally need to buy +R DL media). Clonecd will also retain the original layer break position when using +R DL media, whereas Clonedvd2 will not.

    Clonedvd will also not backup pc games or .exe files that may appear as bonus features. Clonecd will.

    Clonecd's ripping feature (to the hard drive) does not produce files that will allow you to watch them using most video playback software. Clonedvd2's rip will.

    I use Clonecd when I use Verbatim +R DL media to preserve the original layer break position. I use Clonedvd when I use normal single layer media (which is mostly never lately).
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2007
  3. Sithis

    Sithis Member

    Thanks for the detailed response! It sounds like I'll need both programs to really do everything I want to do. It would be nice if one program could do it all, though! :)

    However, I would like to know, what are the advantages of "preserving the original layer break position" when backing up a DVD? Does this just have to do with player compatibility, or is there another reason?
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2007
  4. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    read http://forum.slysoft.com/showthread.php?t=685 (especially the bottom part)
  5. Sithis

    Sithis Member

    Good stuff! Thanks again. :clap:
  6. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    You're very welcome!