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DL DVD Copies

Discussion in 'CloneDVD' started by mcasabar, Feb 2, 2007.

  1. mcasabar

    mcasabar New Member

    Hi All,

    I am a registered user of AnyDVD I had been using AnyDVD to rip DVDs and then going thru the following processes for DL DVD copying

    1. Start AnyDVD
    2. Place DVD in drive and use AnyDVD to rip DVD files to hard drive.
    3. Use ImgBurn to then create the img file required for a Dual Layer DVD.
    4. Burn DVD with ImgBurn.

    I had some problems making a copy of Open Season. I could get thru all of the steps, but the DVD would only play the menu.

    I decided to try CloneDVD2 version Worked like a charm.

    BUT, I have been reading this forum and have seen some posts stating that CloneDVD2 will not make the proper layer break. Instead, one should use CloneCD.

    My question is this. Do I REALLY need to buy CloneCD and CloneDVD? Or can I just save some money and use ImgBurn to make the proper layer shift and create the img file?

    I still plan to buy CloneDVD, because it makes compressing to a single layer DVD much easier....

    Marlo Casabar
    Keller, TX
  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Clonedvd2 will work with Verbatim +R DL discs. Clonedvd2 just won't retain the original layer break position. It will be in a different spot if you use Clonedvd2.

    This is what I prefer using. But I don't know about "should". You can still use Clonedvd2.

    You don't need to. But I would suggest trying the free trial of Clonecd. Eventually, I think you'll realise using Clonecd is much easier than having to rip first and then use Imgburn. The process is automated with Clonecd (no switching programs).

    I think most people rip with decrypter first and then load the mds file in Imgburn instead. But Clonecd is an easier solution, imo.
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2007
  3. mcasabar

    mcasabar New Member

    Thanks for the info. I will do what you say and download CloneCD. I have some projects this weekend and will definitely find out which is the best option. Of course, since you are the moderator, you probably have much more experience than I do with these programs and I would be smart to just go ahead and follow your advice and buy both CloneDVD and CloneCD!

    Thanks for the help,
  4. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    I want to make it clear I am not forcing these products down anyone's throat. I use them, and I like them. But you should try the free trials, of course, before you buy. If you buy Clonecd in the bundle, though, you will get a reduced price than if you bought it separately. This is something to consider should you want to buy Clonecd in the future.

    This is a quick backup guide using Clonecd (with Verbatim +R DL media):

    Last edited: Feb 3, 2007
  5. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

  6. Klickety-Klack

    Klickety-Klack Active Member

    Q re dual-layer dvd...?

    For a dual-layer dvd: With AnyDVD running, and using CloneCD mentioned above, will the system write a dual-layer copy if a dual-layer blank is provided to a dual-layer writer drive? Thereby providing a better copy without the compression CloneCD2 has use in order to get the long movie on a single-layer disk. I've been wondering about this for some time.


    K. :bowdown:
  7. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    A bit of trivia . . .

    dual layer = -R DL
    double layer = +R DL

    But most people now say "dual layer" thinking it means both.


    If you wish to retain the original layer break position, you must use +R DL media however with Clonecd.

    Clonedvd2 will not retain the original layer break position, no matter what.

    Clonecd2 :confused:

    Clonedvd2, you mean?

    Clonecd is a 1:1 sector copier. Clonecd can not compress video at all.

    Clonecd is what I use with Verbatim +R DL discs.

    I use Clonedvd2 for single layer discs.
    That said, it's still possible to use Clonedvd2 with Verbatim +R DL discs. But Clonedvd2 will not keep the original layer break position.

    I hope I answered your question, but I didn't fully understand it.
  8. mcasabar

    mcasabar New Member

    One More Question

    Just wondering...does it really matter that the original layer break is not used? Will this cause problems during playback?

  9. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    In theory, no. That said, I still prefer using Clonecd with Verbatim +R DL media. I haven't had any problems using this method, whereas I did
    a couple of times with older versions of Clonedvd2.
    James feels using good quality media is more important than the layer break position. So, basically it shouldn't matter.

    However, if you happen to like where the pause (if you encounter a slight pause) is in the original movie (if it's placed somewhere so that it doesn't interrupt the flow of the movie), then you might want to preserve the original layer break position. In that case, you would need to use Clonecd.

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    in the coupon box at the bottom of the check-out form. Please note that this coupon is only valid until February, 6th 2007!

    Have fun!"
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2007
  10. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    So why do people make such a big deal about it?
  11. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Some people believe that the original layer break position may have been purposely placed in an area where it's least likely to interrupt the flow of the film. James feels that's not true. I suspect if it were once true, it probably isn't true any more. But I could be mistaken.

    When you look at burn quality scans, errors tend to increase right around the layer break position. Using good quality media is, of course, important. Whether the placement of layer break position has any direct bearing on poor burn quality, I'm not sure (but I would be kind of skeptical).
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2007
  12. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    Thanks for clearing that up Web, you're too helpful. No wonder why you're a moderator. Good explanation. I never buy DL discs so this doesn't effect me.
  13. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    There was a huge sale last month on Verbatim +R DL in my area. The 20 dics spindles were on sale for about $20 U.S. funds. So, I'm pretty much using those for my backups now. And thank you for the compliment.
  14. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    DL are expensive around here. It was like $17 for a 5 pack. That's why I don't use DL discs, there isn't a big difference in quality anyways.
  15. sparkym5

    sparkym5 Well-Known Member

    Verbatrim +R Dual Layer where I live in the UK are around £2.89 each about $5.5 in your money, so expensive here. :(
  16. Booger

    Booger Member

    DL backups, region codes?

    Some interesting chatter on this. Comments on a couple of things being discussed here – I think that we all have been there in the instance(s) where we don’t get the correct audio stream. Like some of the other subjects under discussion, it may take a couple of coasters, but eventually it will work for you. :agree: I do agree that with the low cost of SL media (GOOD media, i.e. tayio yuden, others frm. Japan), it’s making more & more good sense to backup using 2 discs and NO compression than to compress with a loss of quality just to get everything on 1 SL disc. This is especially true with more of us going to HD viewing.
    The use of CloneCD along with AnyDVD for backing up DL media, I find interesting. I normally use AnyDVD with CloneDVD2 when making DL backups. I have used nothing but Verbs for my DL’s, BUT I have also had some problems using this combo? This might be an answer for me here, but it has been a while since I’ve burned any DL’s. I have found that it DOES also make a difference on the player that you play the backups on. In my case, I have some problems with DL backups (used AnyDVD & CloneDVD2) when played in my Toshiba player. Yet I can take the same disc & play it on another player (Symphonic) and it plays fine. I always thought that the Toshiba would be a cut above the Symphonic since it is a more popular brand, maybe the Toshiba is just too particular or something? Then again, could be the layer break difference as discussed?
    Was also wondering if anyone has any ideas or experiences with setting region codes when burning?
  17. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Yes. To ensure your best chances for compatibility, read http://forum.slysoft.com/showthread.php?t=327 and especially take a look at step 4.

    The price of a player is not an indication of whether it can read numerous different types and brands of blank media. For that matter, neither is the brand name.

    I don't have a lot of experience in this area. I just use Anydvd to make my backups region free.
  18. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    That is pricey. That's not my currency though. I was just converting for the sake of DetroitBaseball.
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2007
  19. trussme

    trussme Well-Known Member


  20. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    As in totally lock up? It might have been a bad burn. Some burners are a little better with +R DL media than others. Usually errors do increase right around the layer break position (you can see this in pi/po quality scans). It's also possible your standalone player doesn't read +R DL media very well.

    If your burner's firmware is updated, and you're setting the booktype to "dvd-rom", there may not be much you can do. You might want to try lowering the burn speed, if possible.

    As an alternative, you might want to try using Clonecd to see if that helps you.


    I sincerely doubt it. -R DL media also has a limitation in that the layer break position cannot be changed at all.

    Unlikely, unless your standalone dvd player can't handle +R DL properly . . .
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2007