[QUOTE=kurkosdr;2413166]Now you got me thinking. Anyway, I saw a clear difference in the process between 100% copy and 99%. I the 100%, dvd fab seems to simply copy he files, I haven’t noticed any cpu usage that would imply any compression. Yes, it removes some content (non playable, such as fake files and so) but i don’t think it edits/re-encodes anything. However, in the 99% copy,[B] it clearly “analyzed” the disc before copying, aka it compressed and edited.[/B] So it seems that the 100% is as it says, and exact copy of the original, but as with everything in proprietary software, you can never be sure. But from the way it appears to be working, probably it’s an exact copy.
I would use the standard. 8147MB. If I also made a video camera, I wouldn’t make it stop in 1h 20mins just because some bad media may cause it to not write the last 10 minutes of the tape. It would be a problem on the user’s end. And the default write size is not configurable in the free version, so it kind of forces people to go plat. And it doesn’t make sense when copying to HDD[/QUOTE]
That analysis you’re referring to is not only for compression, it also finalizes the copy protection isolation and sets up a temporary table for any bad cells or PGCs.
Let’s face it…if we could afford professional equipment, we would see a noticeable difference between the original and even a cloned copy, as the tracks and bit information are all neatly and clearly laid out in the original. The bit information on a burned copy looks almost haphazard in comparison, and some have even commented that it’s amazing it can be read at all.
In actual use, there are probably a lot of dropped bits in the translation from decoding to presentation, but on commercially available monitors, it’s hard to see.
It’s been a long while since I’ve played with the HD Decrypter version of the program, but you’re right…the size isn’t configurable. Nor is Clone Mode available. (Consider that the pitch to buy the full version).
Re copying to the HD with the size restriction, you’re right…it doesn’t make much sense…maybe you could add an item to the feature request section for a Decrypter that’ll rip to the full D/L size, and not just the arbitrary 8000 MB.