This is a great forum which I’ve come across many times in my online travels. I thought it time to join and ask some questions of the knowledgeable members out here.
My current “problem”: making a quality backup copy of Pink Floyd’s “Pulse” DVD.
I used the following:
Software - DVDFAB Platinum Express
Hardware - Liteon SHM165H6s, FW HS07 (the latest)
Media - Imation 4.7 GB
Compression - to 4.4 GB per DVD (it was one of the defaults in DVDfab)
I successfully made the backup of both DVDs in under 20 minutes each, but the quality is just not acceptable. Lots of artifact and very difficult to watch.
Question: Is this simply a natural byproduct of compression and there is really no way to get a high quality compressed backup? Or is the software not necessarily the best? Or is the media at least in part to blame? I could burn this to dual layer DVDs if I had to, although I’d prefer not to given the financial considerations.
Thanks for any insights you may have !