To Compress Or Not To Compress That is My Question (DVD Video)

Hello All,

I am brand new at this whole DVD back up thing. I have DVD Studio Pro 2 and am planning on buying the new Plextor 16x DVD reader writer. The main reason I am considering it is A) I heard Plextor makes the best DVD drives AND B) It’s a dual layer burner. I am a quality junkie, I like to have the best, without paying the most. Also I have found that the dual layer discs are around $10 a piece. My question is this, how much quality am I losing by compressing my DVD movies to a single layer disc, as opposed to no compression on a dual layer disc. So is there anyone out there that has a good perspective between the two that could give me some advice?

-SetoTitan

compression always comes down to personal preference.
itz also affected by the type of DvD Video you are backing up - e.g. cartoon or motion picture with fast action…and so on

try dvd shrink

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