I just started using DVD-RB after buring like 10 movies with DVD Shrink, (including the Stars Wars saga and LOTR). I used Deep analysis with max smoothness for Star Wars II Attack of the Clones. I also used max compression for the extras and eliminated all foreign language audio. This got me up to about 53% compression with Shrink.
With the same movie and DVD-RB I used the “steal space from extras” at 33% and eliminated all foreign language audio. I used CCE SP 2.67 retail with 5 passes. According to the status box the movie was at 48% compression. I also kept the default settings for DVD-RB in the rest of the options. The only other option I added was the DVD size in the .ini file to take up the whole DVDr.
After viewing both and comparing I was suprised that Shrink looked better. Especially when I used the zoom feature for my DVD player. I could see more pixelation with the DVD-RB copy than with Shrink at 2X and 3X zoom.
Are there any other options I can change with DVD-RB to get better quality? I am wondering if I am doing somthing wrong because of all the rave reviews I read of how DVD-RB with CCE is such great quality, and better than Shrink. Time is not an issue for me, I just want the best quality.