My results on my first movie: IG2

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#1

Ideally, I believe the best environment to test out this new version is after a new OS install with minimal required software to run DVD2One. Because if it works as plan then most likely it’ll be a software problem later ifyou don’t install any new hardware. But alas, we can’t always have this opportunity for reasons of our own.

Well, with that said and I can’t achieve this ideal environment in the near future, I’m using WinXP Pro with SP1 and I’m glad that my first movie didn’t crash on me when doing a full disk backup. I just did Inspector Gadget 2. Looks good but I haven’t done it with the other programs yet, DVd95Copy and InstantCopy 7, to compare. Here’s my comments on my backup.

Original movie only: 4.49 GB (4,831,752,192 bytes)
DVD2ONe set at 2051MB: 2.25 GB (2,416,091,136 bytes)

  1. Video quality is not bad with size set at 2051 MB. I still see lingering artifacts with close inspections on the computer and I kind of expected they would be present. But on a better note, I do see a little increase in quality as compared to by previous version backups.

  2. Layer breaks still exists. Since I haven’t burnt it yet, I can’t tell you if that the movie plays without problems.

  3. No option to select unwanted audio ro subtitles. This issue has been addressed and I agree that we should have that option.

My question is by setting the size to what we want, does the extras and menus compensate proportionally with that? Say I set it to 3000 MB. I assume that my movie will be around 3000 MB and everything else shrinks to fit the movie unto a DVD. And of course, the video quality will decrease for those.


#2

I’m going to sound stupid asking this again but what does the “size” option do for me with doing full disk copy. I thought that’s how big my end movie was going to be when I set it initially at 2051 MB but when I did it again at 3000 MB, my end movie size got smaller. Now, I know how it works when in movie-only mode. :confused: :confused:


#3

some people were having problems burning to the edge of the dvd. me included. setting the output size lower solves this.


#4

I still dont understand this as if I lower my size, wouldn’t my extras compensate by increasing in size and quality. I don’t have to much control on what the end-size for the whole DVD would be. The original DVD size for IG2 is 7.69 GB (8,261,619,712 bytes).

Just like previous versions, we can set the approximate end-size we want for when doing movie-only. But it doesn’t work the same for full-copy.


#5

@DVD2One team

Can you clear the smoke for me on my issue with the size?