Discussion in 'CloneDVD' started by bennela, Feb 14, 2007.

  1. bennela

    bennela New Member

    All things being equal, would there be any quality difference between compressing DVD-9 to DVD-5 using CloneDVD vs. other software such as Nero Recode 2? This assumes an apples to apples comparison of not removing any chapters or anything. Just a straight compress and copy of an entire commercial DVD to a single-layer DVD+R or DVD-R. Would there be any noticeable difference in quality of the final DVD?
  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Yes, depending on compression level (and the size of your television screen--and your eyes)

    Both Shrink and Nero Recode produce better picture quality provided you're using deep or advanced analysis. The cost, of course, is the amount of time taken to transcode. Clonedvd2 transcodes faster. I recommend ripping with Clonedvd2 and then importing into Recode, if you're having problems with Recode alone.

    Clonedvd2 also has an advantage if you're splitting across two discs and want to retain menus. Shrink and Recode can't do this.

    For what it's worth, I can't stand compressing. If you truly care about picture quality, this method is much better (but more costly):
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2007
  3. bennela

    bennela New Member

    Webslinger, above you stated that you recommend ripping with Clonedvd2 and then importing into Recode, if I am having problems with Recode alone. How EXACTLY would I do this? (Sorry I seem so incompetent but I'm new at all this) Thank you in advance.
  4. Charlie

    Charlie Well-Known Member

    If I understand your question right by using clonedvd2 first to rip to the HDD takes all the crap out and makes it easier for third party apps to do their magic.
  5. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    You do this:


    But in step 12, you choose ""dvd+/-r dl" since you don't want to compress with Clonedvd2, and in step 16 your output method should be dvd files instead of your burner. After, you would run Recode and choose to import that folder you ripped to in Clonedvd2 into Recode.