I’m getting ready to run some tests and give CloneDVD a try (really liked Olli’s kind posts and his attitude). I’ve read the sticky thread this one , on which is the best compressing program to use, and found it quite interesting. W/the advent of CloneDVD2, I thought that, while I was running my own tests, it might also be useful to solicit others on what they have found.
I’ve used Shrink extensively (the latest/final version, of course), and its AEC seems to do a pretty good job. But I also know that Shrink’s author has ceased work, and as I understand it, now codes Nero’s Recode. (Which is why I sort of lumped them together in the title of this post.)
I’ve used Recode a bit, and even tho it’s very similar to Shrink, for some reason I’ve found Shrink a bit easier to use.
Now I’m coming up on CloneDVD2, which I’m reading has a newer compression technology. So while I’m making my own tests and coming to my own conclusions, what are you all finding? Does the new CloneDVD2 do a better job overall than Shrink/Recode? By “better”, I mean better visual quality on playback (which I guess would be bitrate, from reading that other thread), when compressing a dual layer disk down to SL.
I know this is a can of worms. But I value everyone’s opinion here, and your responses may tell me things I’ve not yet considered. That would be especially valuable to think about while I’m making my tests.
And please, Olli, don’t be offended that I’m asking this question. I’m just naturally inquisitive.