I do believe your conclusions are personal yet you try to make the world believe your conclusion is the only right one. Sounds a bit unfair to me.
With DVD2one it's not a mather of rocking or not (We leave the rocking part to rock'n'roll bands)
I do think that with your comments you did not keep in mind that the current engine of DVD2one was made to make movie only copies of discs who where just a bit above the DVD-r/w limit.
(let's say about a 600-1200Mb to large)
And on those kind of movies the algorithm works like a charm.
The new algorithm we are testing at this right moment should work a lot beter on the larger/longer movies.
So in your book it might not rock, but i think the new version will rock a bit more.
But i think it's a bit unfair comparing a rather complicated way of copying (like the CCE method) to a very simple three click solution.
DVD2one never pretended to be a ENCODER, yet most people still seem to think it is a encoder.
I've seen discs encoded with our compitors product (hey, i test other products like others test ours ) And i must admit DVD2one still does a hell of a job on the discs we originaly targeted the engine on (the slightly oversized movies, which here in the netherlands is almost 95% of the available discs!)
That's why we started working on a newer version of the compression engine. This new engine uses a different aproach of the data, and that should result in a very high increase of quality.
And making DVD2one a bit more fitted to do the larger discs aswell.
But please do keep in mind that DVD2one relies 100% on the original encoding (aka the factory encoding) and does not like CCE/TmPEG re-encodes the motion parts!
(DVD2one will never ever become such a encoder, that's a totaly different ballgame!)
But then again, DVD2one was the first program on Windows who could compress a DVD9 to DVD5 within a very short amount of time and with a ease that still isn't matched by others .
And two months later we repeated the same trick again, we where the first on MAC OS-X to make such a product.
So i think it's pretty safe to conclude we inspired others with our method and program
And that competition is a good thing, we do believe in fair and honest competition, it keeps everybody sharper.