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Yoda 07-28-2003 10:37 AM

use DVDShrink and perform a full backup?
 
If I use DVDShrink and perform a full back up. I have My DVD that came with the Sony 500u burner. The question is do I burn all the files from DVDShrink as data files, or do I have to burn a different way? The files are small enough that I can include menu files and movie files for one DVD.

-Yoda

kwag 07-28-2003 03:29 PM

Hi Yoda,

You need to burn them with the DVD structure on the disk, if you want it to be playable on standalone DVD players. Unless you just want to burn as a data DVD, for backup purpose only :!:
If you want it as a playable DVD, I suggest you use ImgTool to burn :)
http://www.coujo.de/download/SetupImgTool.exe

-kwag

Yoda 07-29-2003 07:52 AM

Thanks kwag,
I guess my question should be will ImgTool keep the menus and extras? I have the full DVD under 4.38 gb and would like to make an exact copy.
Also should "reallocate VIDEO_TS structure" be checked.

kwag 07-29-2003 10:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Yoda
Thanks kwag,
I guess my question should be will ImgTool keep the menus and extras?

Yes. What you have on the hard disk, is what you'll get on your DVD(+-)R :)
Quote:

I have the full DVD under 4.38 gb and would like to make an exact copy.
Also should "reallocate VIDEO_TS structure" be checked.
Yes.

-kwag

Yoda 07-29-2003 12:10 PM

Thanks for your help, that'll work!

-Yoda

Grantman 08-25-2003 05:29 PM

Why ImgTool?
 
Kwag,

I have been using DVDShrink for a week or two now. I open a DVD and then deselect the audio and subs I do not want. I set the shrinkage for the menus, extras and movie. Then I backup to a spot on my hard drive.

I take the contents of that directory (from the DVDShrink backup) and burn it using Nero 6. I select DVD Video and drop all the files in the TS_Video directory.

I just did the 10th Anniversary version of Glengarry GlenRoss. As a side point I have to mention that the "automatic" setting on DVDShrink took the main movie down to 55% or so. I just played it and it looks Awsome! I looks better than any of the KVCDs I have ever made and almost identical to the DVD. (Granted this is not a very high action movie and it is shot in a very dark environment). I am going to test a KDVD encode of the main movie this week. I bet I can take it down to 1.5 GB without any real visible loss. (3 movies on a DVD is always better than 1).

After all that my point is... why use ImgTool? Is there a benefit I am missing?

Grantman

kwag 08-25-2003 07:02 PM

Re: Why ImgTool?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Grantman

After all that my point is... why use ImgTool? Is there a benefit I am missing?

Hi Grantman,

ImgTool takes care of structure reallocation and correction, if needed.
I believe Nero doesn't do that :!:

-kwag


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