just a general ?

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

  1. visionjinx

    visionjinx Member

    i was thinking about getting this clonedvd (i have shrink now) shrink is very easy to back up the files to your computer does clonedvd have this option?? i back up with shrink and burn with nero. i like to back up everything on my computer (meaning the whole movie shrunk to size) just wondering if this program does this also.. thanks for any help...:confused: :confused:
     
  2. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    CloneDVD can rip the DVD to your HDD.
     
  3. b1030

    b1030 Well-Known Member

    Hey visionjinx,
    You deserve a much better response than you've got from the previous poster. Sorry, he just likes to rack up posts.
    The combination of AnyDVD and CloneDVD 2 will do everything you need much better than Shrink alone. Even better than Shrink with AnyDVD.
    While both will decrypt and compress to fit a standard DVD 5, AnyDVD and Clone DVD 2 will also handle all the techniques used by some studios to thwart back-ups.
    The products are updated constantly (for free & for life) and provide the newest decryption tools available anywhere.
    Try backing-up Saw 3 with Shrink! You'll find you will not be able to.
    Download them for a free trial and I'm sure you'll be extremely satisfied.
    Hope this helps,
    Brad
     
  4. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    I answered his question.
     
  5. RAMROD

    RAMROD Well-Known Member

    clonedvd

    i was a big fan of dvd shrink for a long time and because i am old and set in my ways i spent many hours finding ways to backup my movies but finally i broke down and bought clonedvd and anydvd and have not had anymore trouble backing up my dvds clonedvd does backup to the hd and i have learned not to delete those files until i have watched the backup sometimes you do get a bum disc that wont play and you have to make another and because its on the hd you don't:clap: have to go thru the whole procedure again which goes to show sometimes wisdom does come with age and sometimes not.
     
  6. sockeye

    sockeye Well-Known Member

    CloneDVD has the ability to output DVD files or ISO to your harddrive.
    Give it a test drive. The 21 day evaluation period is free, and full featured. :)
     
  7. visionjinx

    visionjinx Member

    just tried it on the free download. works pretty good. the only problem i have is the quaility is a little less (how can i fix this?) but all in all it is a good program and i will get it after the trial period. as far as the quality question i just did open season and it seems a little fuzzy sometimes (like when you record a big program off of a dvd recorder hooked up to your tv) is there an option to make it better and still fit on a single layer disc???? i know dual layer is the way to go (but WAY too pricey). thanks for all the help guys & gals.:)
     
  8. bjproc

    bjproc Well-Known Member

    use clonedvd to rip to HDD and use shrink to, erm, shrink it :D , i'm sure that what james has said previously (or something like it)
     
  9. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    You have a couple of options:

    1) If you prefer the quality of Shrink's transcoder output, use Clonedvd2 to rip to your hard drive (set the quality box to "dvd+/-r dl so there's no compression) with Anydvd running in the background--and then load that rip in Shrink to transcode. Clonedvd2's transcoder is faster than Shrink, but Shrink will produce better quality output (especially at higher compression levels) at the cost of a much longer transcoding time.

    2) Use the scissor icon in Clonedvd2 to split the movie across two single layer discs. You can aslo retain the menus over split discs, which will ensure there's no quality loss (provided you cut so that the quality bar remains at 100%). You cannot retain menus over split discs in Shrink.
     
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  10. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Please do not insult other posters (especially if they are just trying to help solve a problem). If you're upset abut something, PM me or another mod. Thank you
     
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  11. visionjinx

    visionjinx Member

    thanks for all the help im trying it right now.(i put dvd +/- r dl and it took it 100% and selected dvd files to save on my g drive) is this all i have to do? and if any body uses shrink can you tell me how to load that file to shrink?? thanks again this has been very helpfull
     
  12. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Yep. Make sure you aren't selecting your dvd burner for the output method.

    You would click "open files" in Shrink, and select the folder you ripped the video files to using Clonedvd2.
     
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  13. visionjinx

    visionjinx Member

    thanks web i have a minute left i will give it a try:) :)
     
  14. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    If you want to eliminate steps, just have Anydvd running on your toolbar, and import the original disc directly into Nero Recode. The author of Shrink went on to help develop Nero Reocde. The transcoder quality of both programs are almost identical (however, Recode tends to be faster); in fact, I find, in some cases, there may a very slight advantage in PQ to using Recode (but very slight). The features of both Shrink and Recode are similar. Since you own Nero, you likely own Nero Recode as well.

    You can also just have anydvd running on your toolbar, and import the original disc directly into Shrink.

    If you have problems using these methods (that are related to copyprotection issues with Anydvd)--rip first with Clonedvd2 and import that rip into whatever you want.
     
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  15. visionjinx

    visionjinx Member

    worked like a charm except it was still too big to fit on single layer i had to pull out the main movie only, but the quality is perfect..
     
  16. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    That's because Clonedvd2 didn't compress or "shrink' anything when you selected "dvd+/-r DL". Using the method you chose, Shrink still needs to compress the video. There's no point having Clonedvd2 compress the video if you still want to use Shrink or Recode to take advantage of the better picture quality their respective transcoders can produce (at the cost of a longer transcoding time).

    I'm glad you're happy.
     
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  17. sockeye

    sockeye Well-Known Member

    Open Season is a very good candidate for option 2. The main movie with menus fits on DVD5 without any compression. Second disk could contain extras with menus.
     
  18. VideoCarp

    VideoCarp New Member

    Webslinger, you stated "Make sure you aren't selecting your dvd burner for the output method" and that is directly what I was wondering about. That option does not work for me. Is this a common problem. This is my first post here and I am still browsing the forums. So yes I am a "newb" ,here anyway, please be kind if this is a known issue that I do not know yet.
     
  19. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    :confused:

    For the output method, you can choose "dvd files", iso/udf image", or "DVD writer". What problem are you having exactly? To get to that screen you must have imported the original movie already in Clonedvd2.