Which quality meter is correct?

Discussion in 'CloneDVD' started by cruzmisl, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. cruzmisl

    cruzmisl New Member

    Hi,
    Can someone tell me which quality meter is correct? On the title configuration it gives me a quality of 78% but when I go to the audio and subtitle page it gives me a quality of 99%. Just curious which one is correct.

    Thanks,
    Cruz.
     
  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    The second one is more accurate.

    from the Clonedvd manual

    "The second quality bar scans your title and chapter selection and gives a more exact idea of the picture quality as in the last window. Besides it shows the final influence of the audio selection on the quality. The two lines show the possible minimum and maximum value, depending on your audio selection."
     
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  3. cruzmisl

    cruzmisl New Member

    That's great! Thanks a lot. I didn't realize what the other line was for. Now I know it's the audio portion.
     
  4. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    It's not. Read my post. The second bar shows the final influence of the audio portion and subtitle portion (it's a combined total) on your backup.
     
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  5. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    The first line shows you the quality of doing a full-disc backup which means all titles, all sub-titles, all audio streams, etc. It includes everything on the original disc. This, quite obviously, means nothing if you are using a DVD DL for your backup since you'll always have enough space and it will be 100% quality. However, this indicator it is important if you use SL DVDs (DVD-5) to burn you backups to.

    The second line shows you the quality after your chance to edit out unwanted material. Remove unwanted titles, sub-titles, audio streams, etc, and the quality will go up. This gives you an idea of just how much you've saved when compared to the first line.

    Just do the easy math "first line" - "second line" = "savings in quality".
     
  6. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    That's only true if you've selected "Clone dvd" from the main menu in Clonedvd.

    I respectfully disagree. The first bar will show the effect of removing unwanted titles. The second bar shows a more accurate final gauge of the the compression quality, since the second quality bar incorporates the selections you've changed on the audio and subtitles setting page, whereas the previous quality bar did not.
     
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  7. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    Valid point. I wasn't looking at the big picture on that one since I always use "Clone DVD".

    I'll concede this point, as well. It does show the effect as you remove things but, no, it's not as accurate until the disc is analyzed and the second quality meter is displayed on the next page. I never take the meter shown on the title removal page as an accurate gauge as I am removing things and generally ignore it and just flip back and forth between the steps when necessary.

    Anyway, you're right. That'll teach me to reply when I'm not awake yet. :eek:
     
  8. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Don't worry about it

    Not a big deal :)
     
  9. Rusty257

    Rusty257 Well-Known Member

    c'mon....FIGHT, FIGHT!!!!!
     
  10. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    No, thanks. I don't want Drinklyeanddie to beat me up. :)
     
  11. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    LOL. Sorry to disappoint but that will never happen. :p

    Nah. I'm too tired to use energy to do that, anyway. :p

    I have no issues admitting I'm wrong when I'm wrong. I'll make mistakes from time to time just like everyone else. What really irks me is when I make repeated mistakes in a short period of time. I have no issues with being corrected if the person correcting me isn't an idiot about it and Webslinger was not, of course. Believe me, I get annoyed at myself when I make mistakes.

    In this case I was wrong because I wasn't thinking it through fully and explaining it to someone else. Webslinger was right in correcting what I said. :)
     
  12. cruzmisl

    cruzmisl New Member

    OK that clears it up......I think :)
     
  13. Rusty257

    Rusty257 Well-Known Member

    Group Hug!!!
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