Re: dual layer DVDs

From: Philip Hood (email suppressed)
Date: Tue May 15 2007 - 17:02:29 PDT

hi gene - I have heard of a set of software for pc that
should give you pretty good control - "dvd decrypter" for
pulling data off of the dvds, and then "dvd shrink" for managing
the compression. I think both are free.

once you've
got the data from the dvd, you can just check the size of
the directory you've created. if its bigger than 8.5 gigs,
then you know that you're going to have to compress some
files somewhere ...


On Tue, 15 May 2007, gyoungblood wrote:

> I use an app called "1-Click DVD" for PCs. It does not give me choice of bit
> rate (which I don't understand in any case). It simply tells me that to copy
> a movie from a dual layer DVD to a single layer disc, a certain amount of
> compression will be necessary, and that's that. And why would it give me a
> choice anyway? One assumes that the default compression is the minimum needed
> to do the job, right? Why would it be otherwise? The app does allow me to
> specify if I'm copying to a dual layer disc, which is why I asked if that
> eliminates compression -- or, as you put it, results in a bit-for-bit copy.

For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.