[QUOTE=GregiBoy;1977662]You could also use a backup program to backup the ripped ISO to 2 x SL disks without much effort. Or even better leave it on your HDD as the $/GB is much lower… Nero Backup will do it bloody quick and there are no end of such programs out there.
With this being said, why should Fengtao & Ting spend their time developing this feature?[/QUOTE]
because it’s almost there anyway - tweak “split” to also retain zipped copies of the original IFOs, then make a new “combine” feature based on the existing “merge” function , which will unzip & respore then. Split already preserves all of the vob files.
Merge would be so much better if it also rebuilt menus, and split would be more useful if it had a matching “combine splits or respore original image function”.
the fact that they developed Split is evidence hhat there are users who can’t or prefer not to rely on DL copies & want to preserve all of their original content with no compression.
I have great confidence that my SL verbatim backups will work whtn I need them to - I have much less confidence in backups made to cheap DL media, and as I said in post 1 the ratio of DL: SL blank verbatims cost is over 10:1 where I live. I don’t own nero backup, I’d like to be able to do it all with the fab platinum porgram that I do own.
as for just buying replacement originals - well Dvds do go out of print / become hard to find, especially if you have minority tastes. If a favourite disc dies in say 5 years time, and is then out of print, I’d like to think that I can restore a copy from my 5 year old backups, & who knows how long DL +R copies are good for ?