[QUOTE=larc919;2121344]Thanks, Wombler. I went ahead and invested in DVD Rebuilder Pro since I was so impressed with results on movies larger than DVD Shrink can handle comfortably. And so far at least, I think the higher quality setting in HC gets the best results overall. I still want to do a 4-pass CCE SP run for comparison.
My CPU is dual core, so that has kept the processing tests I’ve tried so far at about two hours or less per. I’ve used the same 155 minute movie for all the tests. CCE SP two-pass took 85 min, HC high quality took 105 min, and ProCoder high quality took 124 min.
There is one question. I’ll want to back up movies only, no menus or extras, and strip out unneeded audio tracks and subtitles. DVD Shrink lets me edit out releasing company and studio info at the start of the movie with Set Start/End Frames, but I haven’t found a way to do that with DVD RB. Am I just overlooking it or is it not there? Of course, I could always run the finished movie through DVD Shrink and take care of that. But I’d rather be able to do everything in DVD RB on the occasions I use it.
Thanks for your help.[/QUOTE]
My pleasure and I’m glad you’re pleased with the results.
For movie only go to the ‘mode’ menu select ‘backup mode’ and you can choose from the various combinations. I tend to use Movie only or Full Disc but that’s just my own preference.
If you’re using the Rebuilder default skin you can deselect any unwanted audio in the window on the right hand side before processing (just double click to select or deselect audio streams).
Personally I think four passes is a bit into the overkill zone for CCE.
I normally use two passes but try different ones on the same source and see if you think the extra time is worth the effort.
I’d suggest using something difficult with fast moving action like ‘Saving Private Ryan’ to maximise the chance of spotting any differences.
Also even if you’re using CCE I’d recommend you tick the ‘Always use HC for Redistribution Pass’ option in the ‘mode’ menu as you’ll get better results.