Thanks to everyone for your quick and helpful responses on all my previous posts.
I have been ranting about my failed attempt to copy King Kong to a SL the other day.
I also tried a (non verbatim) DL back up of Sith a few weeks ago and had freezing problems at the layer change point.
From what I can gather some of you recommend that DVD Fab Express to make a DL copy should be fine as long as I use a good quality verbatim DL disc I bought one this morning for one last attempt at doing King Kong later today. I ony have one shot at this.
Other threads seem to suggest that the problem with the pic freezing at the layer break is not yet solved (I have since downloaded the latest software update) but I’m not sure if I’ve interpreted all these posts correctly i.e. are they out of date due to recent versions etc etc? There’s a thread that makes it look like Narnia and Underworld problems are out there and someone said that is now solved or something. Anyway enough of that.
Some of you seem to suggest AnyDVD for DL burning with some other bits to use with is like DVdecrypter whatever that is.
I do not have Nero so if I have to buy Anydvd as well for good results do I have to buy other stuff? (rhetorical q - please don’t answer that one).
I am assuming that this only applies to long films like Narnia or a LOTR, Kong or the forthcoming Da Vinci Code. Other normal length films like star wars have been ok. I 'm happy to adopt a rule of thumb for films above 140 mins if that rule is reliable and get a box of DL discs for that purpose.
Can you do me a favour? How about you write a sentence with your own preferred formula (just for these problematic long movies) that reads for example:
DVD Fab Express (latest version necessary!) Verbatim (no other brand!!!) DL disc.
AnyDVD, Nero something, any brand of DL disc.
DVD Copy X, Acme decrypter, Sony motorcycle burn engine, whojamawotsit doodah thingy, Any SL disc.
Just all the bare minimum ingredients that give you your personal satisfactory results. The different responses below will be of enormous assistance.
Thank you all, I’d buy you all a beer if I could.