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Clone DVD FAQ
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As in every other forum on Club CD Freaks, a FAQ is needed to cover the most common questions. Since Clone DVD/CloneDVD has just been released it's hard to start a FAQ but here's a start. New items will be listed in the Clone DVD FAQ a.s.a.p. Note that this thread is closed to comments, please use the CloneDVD Forum when you have a question.
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Olli's Clone DVD Forum Posts
A Right, a "compress-o-meter" will be added in a future release. Very high on my to-do list.
Q When using CloneDVD together with AnyDVD could CloneDVD please get the volume label from the disc automatically? It's a bummer when you realize that you forgot to manually change it from one time to another.
A Good idea!
BTW, it is a good idea to send such requests or bug reports to email@example.com, because I have a tendency to forget things, while the elby bug tracking system is usually annoying, it er... reminds us a lot.
Q What is "Removes constrained subtitles, waiting time and other limitations"? And does "Remove Analog Protection" mean it kills MV too? And no Adaptec ASPI is required?
A This mean "forced subtitles" and user prohibitions like not being able to skip the FBI warning.
"Remove Analog Protection' does mean it kills MV - what else could this mean?
Adaptec ASPI bypasses AnyDVD.sys driver. So what? Who cares? No player software newer than 2 years old uses ASPI... even DVD Decrypter can use ElbyCDIO or NTIO. Adaptec ASPI will not cause any conflict, crash, etc, etc..., but software using Adaptec ASPI will not benefit from AnyDVD.
Q Any DVD only supports Win2K and XP?
A Nope, not anymore. The first AnyDVD versions only supported Windows 2K and XP but the latest versions support Windows 95/98/SE/ME/2000/XP. Clone DVD, by the way, requires Windows 98/98SE/ME with 128 MB RAM, Windows NT 4.0 with Service Pack 4 or better installed, Windows 2000 or Windows XP with 128 MB RAM.
Q I get coasters without an AUDIO_TS folder.
A The AUDIO_TS folder is needed in some players for compatibility. This was a problem when InstantCopy first came out...Since then when you burn with InstantCopy it now adds an Audio_TS folder. It will be added in a future release of CloneDVD (source).
Q ...just wondered how Clone DVD handles Dual layer DVDs? Does it just copy the movie as is, leaving the slight pause in, or does it remove the layer skip?
A Actually, I don't know for sure, but I believe at the moment Clone DVD doesn't touch the layer break.
Q Maybe I'm blind or something like that, but when I want to burn a DVD, it seems that I cannot select the writing speed. CloneDVD chooses automatically a 4X speed and I want to burn with 1X speed.
A ... we'll think about it. Maybe well hidden, where the casual user won't see it (source).
Q I want to be able to split movies with out quality loss... (not dvd's with episodes)
A This is indeed planned in a future release, but I doubt it'll be used often. Nobody really likes swapping disks while watching. Most movies are "just a little bit" too big to fit on one DVD-R, so reducing the video just by 10-20% is really hardly noticable. Very long movies are a different story (Gladiator with DTS sound, lord of the rings, ...) (source).
Q I just processed a movie with just the main movie, 5.1 sound and no subs. Let Clone DVD burn it straight to DVD-R. Now when I play the finished disc in a DVD player all the titles come up fine but when you select play movie all I get is a green & grey screen and the DVD player just seems to be trying to scan the disc, same in WinDVD too.
A It looks like you have deselected the main movie stream... Sorry.
Tip: To avoid coasters in the future, do this:
Transcode to video files. View with WinDVD / PowerDVD if title selection was ok, subtitles are there, correct soundtracks, ...
Now use the third user case "Write Movie...". Select the folder, where you have written the files before.
Q Can Clone DVD copy copy-protected (CSS) DVDs?
A As of yet it cannot. BUT, there is a solution for this. You can use AnyDVD to decrypt your DVD movie on-the-fly meaning that CloneDVD will then be able to read your encrypted DVD titles!
Q I only have so many DVD-RWs and only so much disk space...any tips?
A Transcode as many titles as you need and keep them on your hard drive(s); what you need to do now is juggle .VOB and .ISO files with your limited supply of DVD-R/Ws.
A No, and neither should it for some very good reasons:
A There are various programs available. Try DVD Decrypter, PayPal some $ to LIGHTENING UK! and enjoy. Don't forget that Clone DVD needs all the .IFO files
Q The reduction in bits consumed thanks to the grey screens is obviously welcome. But, couldn't the IFOs/VOBs have been modified too so that instead of staring for twenty seconds at a grey screen that used to be the copyright warning, we only have to stare at it for one second?
A This is by design. If you copy with menus, the titles which you haven't selected are replaced with "full length grey" (movie data with only approx 0.2 MBit rate), to keep the DVD structure integrity. This makes DVDs created with CloneDVD highly compatible. I suggest, that if you want menus, you start with a full clone and only deselect a few streams you don't like (making of, video clips or some episodes on multi tv-show dvds, etc) I also suggest to disable not needed audio streams and all DTS sound to improve picture quality.
Making the delay shorter would be nice, but you always risk a destroyed DVD structure. It is nearly impossible to check, if there are cross references in the middle of a title. See, you can even leave out two episodes of "Buffy, the Vampire slayer", and if you enter the scene selection and select a scene in the middle of a greyed out part, the player will not hang or crash. Don't like FBI Warnings? Copy only the main movie.
In short, the answer is NO, we will NOT completely remove them, but we will try to find a solution, that the player will SKIP them immediately. How about that?
A There was a change to the DVD2One I/O code. The 126.96.36.199 version of AnyDVD has dealt with the issue.
Q When Copying DVD Titles without preserving menus (ie. movie only), and you select more than one title, I understand how you set the first-play with the green-arrow. But how do you change the order in which the other titles are played afterwards?
A Well, actually you can't select the play order of the other titles. Not because we're too stupid, but because we haven't found a really easy way for the user to change it yet. Therefore, CloneDVD will only play the "first play" title and stop after it is finished. You can select the other titles with your remote control. This will be improved in a future version. (Source)
TCE error A general TCE error means that the physical integrity of the disc is compromised - scratch, defect, smudge etc. Try cleaning it but generally it's either a well-used rental version or a defective new purchase.
Clone DVD Error Codes
Q What does error code # mean?
A Here's a list of some of the error codes Clone DVD can generate:
Last edited by T2DMan; 13-06-2005 at 06:26.
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