DVD9 or DVD5?

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#1

I recently downloaded DVDFAB Platinum in order to decrypt Flags of our Fathers and Open Season. After decrypting, I use DVD Shrink to burn onto a disc.

On the opening screen of DVDFAB platinum, there is a choice of DVD9 or DVD5. If I want to burn these movies onto a single layer disc, what should I set this at before decrypting, DVD9 or DVD5?

Your advice is appreciated.


#2

DVD 9 is dual layer and DVD 5 is single layer.


#3

Right, I get that, but am I setting this to what the original is or to what disc type I will be burning to.

If I am going to be burning to single-sided discs, should I leave it set at DVD5 or set it to DVD9?


#4

Hi Hickpoppy
you set it to what type of dvd media you are using to copy your movie on. Not to the type of movie your ripping. o one more thing you can use DvDFab Platinum to burn your copy with out using shrink.


#5

And it’ll be a whole lot faster using Platinum too. Average burn time on Plat. is about 5 minutes give or take. So I’d use that instead of Shrink.


#6

Anyone have problems copying this movie?

I try to burn onto a DL using DVD9 and it stops about halfway through the 2nd stage/burn process. I’ve wasted 2 DVD DLs already.
I also have to copy it to HDD, close DVD Plat, reopen and do it from the temp folder to even get that far.

Any ideas?

Thanks,
John


#7

Well don’t know if I had a problem backing it up or not, you did not say what the name of the movie is :confused:


#8

Oops sorry. Flags of our Fathers.


#9

What media are you using?
Try DVDFAb full movie> IMGBurn build iso >burn to DL disk, and use good media such as Verbatim DVD+R DL…IMO as well as others ,don’t use shrink or Fab to burn DL…
I backed up my Flags of Our fathers ,with this method successfully…


#10

I copied this movie using FAB Platinum at DVD5 and got a good quality burn using Verbatim media


#11

I used DVDFab Platinum, Main Movie (not full disc), burned at slowest rate, and the media used was Sony DVD+R DL.

Jimbo,
I probably could copy it at DVD5 but copying even just the main movie would be 62% quality, and times like this is the whole reason I bought a pack of DL discs. :slight_smile:
Oh just in case anyone asks my DVD burner is a Sony DRU-810a.

3 discs down the tube now… :frowning:


#12

At 62% quality I still bet that you couldn’t tell the differance between the copy and orignal disk, I have gone down as far as 53% and still gotten great quality burns


#13

Hey Jim
Having good burners like you have helps :bigsmile:


#14

Hey Tim LTNS :bigsmile: I think you are right on the burner thing as I get great burns with these pio’s


#15

@ Metalogre,
There’s a reason why most here will recommend Verbatim DL or SL disks, they work…
And I agree with Jimbo regarding copy and original diff. at 62%. Having said that I personally use DVDRB for DVD-5 backups as it preserves the best quality output IMO…And I don’t care how long it takes to process… just my 2 cents again!!!


#16

Hi Metalogre,

Sorry for your trouble. I don’t know how many sony DLs you have, but I agree with others…verb +R DLs are the way to go. This doesn’t mean you can’t get a decent burn out of “some” other brands, but on any burning forum, you’ll find a consensus re: the verbs.
BTW, I had no problem with this movie… bkup’d to a verb DL with Fab all the way.

Jimbo makes some excellent points, you can strip this flick down and get it to 69-70% for an SL disc.

[B]@t0nee1[/B], agree re: shrink; not sure why folks would try to utilize this for a DL burn anyway. It was developed as a transcoder with its primary purpose to “shrink”.

Disagree re: Fab 3. I’ve done many DL burns with dvdd, dvdd and Img and I agree with you, the results were excellent. My bkups were flawless. Fab 2.xxx had excellent video quality, but the LB was problematic…ranging from a glitch to major freezing and failed navigation of the disc.

With Fab 3 however, IMO, the quality is flawless here as well…start to finish. No disrespect to Img and LIGHTNING UK (he remains one of my heros) or shrink for that matter. Personally, I haven’t really seen much in the way of problems with DL burning that are attributable to a failure of Fab. IMO, most platinum users that burn to DLs, are able to do the whole process in Fab and have excellent results.
I realize that you don’t agree with me and that’s ok. I just figured I’d throw in my 2 cents as well… :wink:


#17

@ Tom

You know me, always searching google. I have been looking at some reviews on upconverted signals, I have reviewed several DVD Players and one thing that continues to appear in many reviews is the way they handle LBs. Seems that the buffer size in the players has a lot to do with this function. I guess that explains the reason some players are so picky when playing DL back ups. I’m like you DVDFab does all I want with one click. If I have to run several programs and spend more time trying to get a better burn, I will just buy 2 copies of previously viewed DVDs.

Mack


#18

@ maineman,
I think I’m going to do my next DL burn using FAB Platinum only, as I’m always eager to try diff. methods. The more tools the better eh? :slight_smile:


#19

Couldn’t agree more…can’t have too many tools in the ol’ toolbox… :iagree:
Be interested in what you think…let us know.


#20

Hi Mack,
Yeah, most of the time, google is my home page… :cool:
I think that’s accurate re: the LB. A few of us did a lot of experimenting with DLs, back in the days before and after portmac started to revisit the LB. We found that the greatest variability of the LB was player dependent; to a much lesser extent, burner dependent. I have no problems with Fab 3 DLs in 4 different dvd players (in my family) plus the 2 Liteon standalones. This speaks pretty well for Fab and DLs, at least IMO.