this post is definitely not meant to start flamewar of any kind about “this app is cool, that one crap” etc.
Today I read video codecs comparison tests on doom9.org, and I wanted to give a try to Nero Recode 2.x, so I downloaded Nero package 2, which includes it along with NeroVision.
But - I am somehow disappointed with the lack of configurability it allows. What seemed to me as one-click app (Elby CloneDVD2) allows better means of configurability, or I must be missing something. And I hope I do, so please correct me if I am wrong …
There are mainly three options:
Remake DVD - I can forget that one, I even don’t understand, what types of files I should use for that … I should probably mention, that for DVD grabbing I use DVDDecrypter.
Recode main movie to DVD. Well, it offers me to import main movie. But there are two (Finding Nemo). So I import both … The first one is longer, as the movie starts with commentary. But I miss some simple delete button, there is only some strange “Start/End”. And also - DVDClone2 let’s me to check-in, if I want menu to be included, but I can’t see any such option with Recode …
Recode entire DVD - well, three-view shows only one main movie, but the one I am not interested into! I want the one without the commentary, as it is shorter. It also uses some strange technique of offering me options to fill-in the space left after removal of certain scenes. That is something I don’t understand properly - I don’t want any custom images, etc., I want space to be used for main movie, to achieve better quality.
I tried to start Nero Burning Rom - there is too option to burn DVD, but I dunno if it would automatically encode to fit to 4,7GB DVD.
I am somehow confused - Nero package is so big and complex, yet there is plenty of stuff I really don’t need and there is no option to install just wanted components.
I wonder if I should stick with ElbyCloneDVD2 or Intervideo DVDCopy and the quality of recoding will be similar (unnoticable on TV), or it is worth to investigate Nero more, as Nero Recode will give me noticably better image quality?