Ripping to ISO using CloneDVD2 will not retain the original layer break position/info

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Jan 28, 2007
Basically, nothing you do with Clonedvd2 will retain the original layer break position.
Try Clonecd instead to retain the original layer break position.

Thanks to James for providing the answer!

Q: Ripping to ISO with Clonedvd2 will not preserve the original layer break position, correct? If so, how can someone access that information using a third party application like Imgburn or something else?

A: No. CloneDVD2 always remasters (it will in fact copy the files to harddisk and create a new image from these files).

Additional information follows:

Clonecd will retain the original layer break position; all this means is that the layer break pause you many notice while playing the original source disc will occur in the exact same place as your backup (it is felt that in some cases great care has been taken as to where this occurs on the original disc; this isn't true for all titles, but it's true for some). Clonedvd2 places the layer break position towards the end of the last chapter on the first layer. If you find the layer break position to be less jarring on the original disc (that is, the pause takes place where there isn't much going on in the film), then you may want to use Clonecd instead of Clonedvd2 when using +R DL media. Clonedvd2 is a transcoder based application; it remasters. Shrink, Recode, etc., cannot retain the original layer break position either. In terms of playback issues, generally, it shouldn't matter whether you use Clonedvd2 or Clonecd. The difference is where the layer break position occurs when using +R DL media. Generally speaking, one should use Verbatim +R DL media (made in Singapore).
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