What currently is the best quality DVD burning program to use with a Plextor PX-716a?



I realize that the question of what the best DVD burning programs are, have come up before but as fast as technology changes and new programs are introduced to the market, I wanted to find out what is the most recent DVD program that everyone is raving on about? I have been using Clone DVD 2 by Elaborate Bytes and have had good results for the most part but some of the movies i’ve recorded have glitches. When you are whatching, the screen will freeze for a second in certin parts. Could that be the program I am using ore is that the fault of the burner? :bow:


Sounds more like poor quality media.

I’ve used CloneDVD for 300+ burns, no problems with any of the discs when using good quality media.


The Clone DVD 2 as I have test a lot of its kind software is the Best and the simpliest… that also makes the best recompression of every DVD and with compination of the AnyDVD gives you the perfect DVD copier EVER dont try anything else it does not worth it


there is no best quality DVD burning program…it all depends on what you need the program to do, what you are burning and what you expect in terms of useability.

some people can get along just fine simply using Plextools and the bundled Roxio (US)/Nero (EU). some will want a simpler interface as found in CloneDVD2, DVD2ONE, WinDVD Copy, etc.

as Juggernaut said, your issue seems to be media and/or burning speed. try diff MID and/or slower burn speed.


I have been looking for something that is easy to use like Clone DVD 2, that will provide me with professional quality results. Is there a way to produice an exact duplicate copy? Is the post from ChickenMan the best way to go?http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=62671
I use TDK media.


To have an exactly 1:1 copy, you need a double layer disc.
Second dvdshrink is easy to use, it’s freeware and has a good quality!


if you want to preserve 100% quality and don’t mind splitting a movie that’s on a double layer DVD, you can try DVD Fab (free version). you can find links to the program and a tutorial here: http://www.mrbass.org/dvdfab/


@ Dilapidated,

To address your “glitches” (screen freezing) problem. This is caused by DVD media incompatibility between your DVD burner and the particular DVD media you are using. Suggest viewing the following posting addressing this problem. (http://club.cdfreaks.com/showpost.php?p=1003576&postcount=3). As mentioned in the referenced posting I suggest ensuring that your DVD burner firmware is updated to latest firmware version available.

As stated above your “glitches” (screen freezing) problem is DVD media related and is not caused by the CloneDVD software program. You ask about the best DVD burning program. The AnyDVD-CloneDVD combination is hard to beat. Both of these software program are routinely updated. These programs back up DVDs and “produce an exact duplicate copy” if that is what you want.

Best Regards,


Thank you all for the input. I am new to Burning DVD movies and am learning as I go.

I had red a previous post about DVD burning and was not sure if the information was up to date or if the guy new what he was talking about. Could I get some input regarding this post and if it would be a good way to go??


Thanks :bow:


@ Dilapidated,

Trust me Chickenman is extremely knowledgeable and knew what he was talking about when he wrote his tutorials. The Chickenman tutorial that you reference will in fact work and produce excellent results but it should be noted this tutorial was originally written over two and a half years ago. This a long drawn out process that takes a long period of time and lots of user input to produce the finished product.

Since Chickenman originally wrote this tutorial newer “all in one” software programs have been release that make the process a lot quicker and simpler to use. One of these newer and up to date “all in one” software programs is the AnyDVD-CloneDVD combination (http://www.slysoft.com). If your goal is to back-up DVDs with quality results and user simplicity the AnyDVD-CloneDVD combination is considered in many circles the best. If you are looking for a more detailed editing/authoring software program I would suggest looking at Pegasys TMPGEnc DVD Author (http://www.pegasys-inc.com).

Best Regards,


Thank you so much for your reply. That was exactly the information I was looking for.

Thank you all for your input on this post. :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: