According to InterVideo, transcoding software will still have a future in the market after DL drives become standard for the consumers. The way to go is Multiple DVD Merging in DL media, where there is enough space for 2 full length movies with decent quality. From a news article at CD Freaks:
InterVideoÂ®, Inc. (NASDAQ: IVII), a pioneer in advancing DVD and MPEG-related software technologies, announced today that Double Layer DVD+R burning capabilities will be implemented in the upcoming DVD Copy 2 Platinum Double Layer edition. InterVideo is demonstrating this Double Layer DVD+R burning technology at Retail Vision, which is being held at the Hotel Rey Juan Carlos in Barcelona, Spain, April 20-22, 2004.
DVD Copy 2 Platinum is InterVideo's latest release of its award-winning three-step software for making identical copies of personal unencrypted* DVD and CD videos for sharing or to protect them from damage or loss. Double Layer DVD+R (DVD+R DL ) technology virtually doubles the storage capacity on DVD-recordable discs from 4.7GB to 8.5GB while remaining compatible with existing DVD Video players and DVD-ROM drives. With the new DVD+R DL support, InterVideo DVD Copy 2 Platinum customers will be able to record 4 hours of DVD-quality video or 16 hours of VHS-quality video on a single side of a DVD+R DL disc.
I dont know if its been posted before, dont think so. Anyways what do you think of it? Is this enough for someone to spend $ on transcoding software even if he has a DL drive already?
[edit by DoMi, we posted it too! Keeping read our frontpage as well hemi! [/edit]