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Copying 1:1 DVD with CloneCD

Discussion in 'CloneCD' started by violator, Apr 1, 2007.

  1. violator

    violator Member

    I do not compress my DVD copies.

    I'd like to know how can I know if the copy's gonna need a DVD-5 or a DVD-9? Within CloneDVD2, it's easy with the % quality bar. What about CloneCD?

  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

  3. violator

    violator Member

    Thanks for your link, but it doesn't answer my question.

    When I copy a movie, I want to know if the original disc is a DVD-5 or a DVD-9. With CloneDVD2, it's easy to know with the quality bar %. But with CloneCD, I can't find any hint that will tell me whether to use a DVD-5 or a DVD-9.
  4. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    My mistake. In clonecd the source size must equal the destination size. And in Clonecd, there is no feature that lists that information for you. Most commercial movies require dvd-9s. The blank to use, therefore, should be Verbatim+R DL.
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2007
  5. violator

    violator Member


    I have 2 more questions for you :)

    1) I burned ~ 300 Memorex+R DL. Only got 2 errors with them. I bought 100 Verbatim+R DL lately, and on 40 I tried, I got about 17 defect. My burner's a LG. I will try to update my firmware and see, but it's doing the same thing on my 2nd computer which use a Sony DVD writer.

    2) Why do you recommend ripping to HD first? I cloned about 30 DVD today (with both CloneDVD and CloneCD) "on the fly" and I tested them all thoroughly, and everything's perfect. I'm not using my computer while it's copying, and both writers are on their own IDE channel.
  6. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    That is freakishly bizarre. Verbatim+R DL is well known as the best +R DL blank media, and burner companies will often use Verbatim as its reference DL disc (for testing). But use whatever works for you . . .

    Using what testing method?

    I generally don't recommend people burning on the fly because they may be trying to do it at 16x or higher (or up to 10x or so with double layer media), which promotes the buffer underrun protection of the burner being used. The discs may work when that happens, but, I often see bad pi/po scans. If you aren't burning really fast on the fly, then there's less chance of an issue.

    I do burn on the fly from time to time (not always though; it depends on if I'm also playing games).

    You might be fine then. As long as the writer and the source are on separate channels . . .
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2007
  7. mmdavis

    mmdavis Well-Known Member

    DVD Size

    You didn't say you were using AnyDVD, but I am assuming you are to remove the copy protection. If so, AnyDVD will give you the total files size of the original which will tell you what size disc to use.
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2007
  8. mike20021969

    mike20021969 Well-Known Member

    i thought the easiest way is to pick up and look on the back of the dvd case:
    it normally says (ok...it's usually small text) DVD-5 or DVD-9/DUAL-LAYER FORMAT:agree: