[QUOTE=Kerry56;2613703]That was quite a good review Wombler. Thanks.
I’m a little surprised the transcoder could give acceptable results from such a difficult, and long source. This is the type of movie I would always recommend using an encoder instead. But it does seem to indicate that their transcoder has been advanced beyond some of the earlier programs, and will prove to be worthwhile on movies that require smaller amounts of compression.[/QUOTE]
It’s all very subjective and down to personal judgement but no program so far has produced results that I wouId would regard as truly acceptable with this movie (including a full re-encode) although it’s a severe test.
I also produced a full re-encode as the benchmark for quality purposes and used this to assist in the comparison between the output from my previous favourite transcoder and Ideal DVD Copy.
In that context and within the parameters specified in the review I think Ideal DVD Copy stands up very well indeed.
It’s always difficult to objectively describe quality in words as people’s opinions are always different but that’s another plus for choosing ‘Saving Private Ryan’ as a very large number of people will have this title and will be able to run the same tests for themselves.