Ok so ive researched various threads, with plenty of searches but I'm still not to sure about choosing the correct software for burning dvd files.
I currently have an lg-gsa4163b A104 and am using fuji TYGO2 +R disks. So thats the first 2 aspects for a decent burn out the way.
My question concerns the last stage of dvd reauthoring / backup / creation, that of burning and of the best software to use where speed is of no importance, be it integrated in another package or standalone software.
I am unclear on the benefits and drawbacks of using the various software availiable. For arguments sake, I have my decrypted files already on my hard drive, in standard vob/ifo/bup format which is around 3 gig, and thus no compression is required.
Currently I use dvd shrink for burning (with nero enabled), but this seems to go through its encoding process and copy the files to a temp dir. I don't see why this is required. Its a straight 1:1 copy after all. However its advantage seems that you can tick a region free box and also make sure book-typing is checked (its a +r), and this is why i currently use it.
The other alternative is straight using nero burning rom with its ability to make a dvd video in which you simply copy and paste the files to the pre-made video_ts folder. But there's no making sure its region free. Are there any real disadvantages at all (burn quality) to just using this method?
Then theres clonedvd which ive heard people use. Is it worth exploring this avenue, however which burn engine do you use, its integrated one or back to nero. Whats the point of going through clonedvd in a case like this?
Copy2dvd, not used it, but heard of it. Any advantages over nero or using the above method with dvd shrink.
Any other standalone software that does a better job than nero with more options?
And lastly, does the aspi layer have any real effect on burning quality, if so which would be the best one to use. Windows XP's own, adaptecs, or nero's. Or doesn't it matter.
N.B. Generally im curious on the best burning software to use because i presume if you go through a few hours of re-encoding files (with whatever software) you'll want the best possible burn you can get. Though from what i can gather i guess they're all pretty much the same and more important factors are the media and rw drive. [Thats the cop out answer for those who want to take it ]