I’m trying DVDFab Platinum before buying.
I only have one DVD drive - so I have to do things stepwise.
If I use DVDFab Express to make a Folder with a compressed DVD in it then turn around and (in a separate step) use Nero 6.6 to burn that folder to a fresh DVD, I get an error from Nero saying that the data is bad.
DVD-Viedo files relocation failed. The resulting DVD-Video might be unplayable.
When I try to play explore that same video folder with a ripping tool like DVD-Shrink, I get informed that there bad data in one of the .VOB files, so DVD-Shrink refuses to open the disk.
When I try to play the video from the folder, there are skips, gaps, and areas where the timing seems all screwed up (too fast, too slow, freezing).
On the other hand, if I use the (free) DVDFab Decrypter to make a full copy to a folder then open that copy with DVD-Shrink, I have no problem. I can use good old DVD-Shrink to make a compressed DVD with no problem.
This happens with all DVDs (not just one).
Clearly, there’s a problem with the Express compression.
Are the developers aware? Is there a fix/work around?
If there’s no fix, I guess I’ll just keep using the free Decrypter and DVD-Shrink in tandem. It doesn’t seem to take too much longer total (Decrypter is fast and DVD-Shrink’s compression is much faster than DVDFab Express), but requires more disk space and 2 steps.
(BTW, I saw the bit about the older versions having problems due to web access/firewall. This 126.96.36.199 supposedly has that cured - but I have the program set to NOT check for updates, too.)