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I just found this today while browsing dvd.box.sk looking for subtitles:

http://dvd.box.sk/articles8.php

It's a comparision of the most popular DVD transcoders.

The final ranking is:

1st: InterVideo DVD Copy  (winning by far, according to the article)
2nd: Pinnacle InstantCopy
3rd and 4th: DVD X Copy XPRESS and DVD2one
5rd: Clone DVD
6th and 7th: Nero Recode and DVD Shrink(losers)
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  • JeanLuc
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/me gets himself some Intervideo DVD Copy ... 

BTW ... check this thread over at cdfreaks ...

http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=87269
  • Last Edit: 14 February, 2004, 05:25:29 PM by JeanLuc
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  • Diocletian
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I just found this today while browsing dvd.box.sk looking for subtitles:

http://dvd.box.sk/articles8.php

It's a comparision of the most popular DVD transcoders.

The final ranking is:

1st: InterVideo DVD Copy  (winning by far, according to the article)
2nd: Pinnacle InstantCopy
3rd and 4th: DVD X Copy XPRESS and DVD2one
5rd: Clone DVD
6th and 7th: Nero Recode and DVD Shrink(losers)

When these tests were made? 18th century? 19th century?

I know DVD Shrink 2.3 from former days, current versions is 3.1.5.
But they tested DVD Shrink 1.3.1.

See 1st page at http://66.250.55.203/articles8.php
(www.box.sk do not work).
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  • PoisonDan
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Reply #3
Not only did they use an outdated version of DVD Shrink, they also don't mention whether they used Deep Analyze or not.

Too bad, otherwise it would have been a very interesting test...
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  • kennedyb4
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Does anyone know how these compressed domain transcoders compare to a full re-encode with CCE?

  • Latexxx
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Reply #5
CCE wins 100-0 when the movie is long.

  • rinseaid
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It's a typo. Check this image from the page for the version number in the titlebar.
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  • sshd
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They used DVD Shrink 3.1.1. The 1.3.1 is a typo.

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long movies shouldn't be transcoded with clonedvd or dvdshrink... better use an encoder like cce with multipasses or canopus (or even tmpgenc)
Quality will be much better

  • JohnV
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Reply #9
Take a look at the doom9 thread about this comparison also:
http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?s=&threadid=70146

The test doesn't look too reliable according to that thread...
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  • JeanLuc
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Take a look at the doom9 thread about this comparison also:
http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?s=&threadid=70146

The test doesn't look too reliable according to that thread...

That's why I linked to cdfreaks ...

There are some claims that this test was ... erm ... a little biased towards Intervideo
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  • kennedyb4
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CCE wins 100-0 when the movie is long.

Any rule of thumb for this? I use DVD2SVCD with the Roba plug-in if I cant get DvdShrink above 80%.

They both look great on my current set but I wonder what wil happen on a higher def TV.

  • tycho
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Any rule of thumb for this? I use DVD2SVCD with the Roba plug-in if I cant get DvdShrink above 80%

Good advice. Well, I develop D2SRoBa, so I guess I should know. (and I have to admit, I sometimes use dvdshrink too...)
Thanks.

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Take a look at the doom9 thread about this comparison also:
http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?s=&threadid=70146

The test doesn't look too reliable according to that thread...

That's why I linked to cdfreaks ...

There are some claims that this test was ... erm ... a little biased towards Intervideo 

BTW DVD Shrink has really some problems:
- dark scenes
- fade to white, fade to black, fades between two scenes
- high compression rates
Quality collapses for some moments.

On the other side I have no experiences with other MPEG-2 recoders.

Additional remark: Some recoders recode only some parts of the MPEG-2
and copy other parts. When you inspect the non-recoded parts, quality is perfect,
but the other parts have more differences.
  • Last Edit: 15 February, 2004, 07:02:41 PM by Diocletian
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BTW DVD Shrink has really some problems:
- dark scenes
- fade to white, fade to black, fades between two scenes
- high compression rates
Quality collapses for some moments.


I tested "Lost Souls," which is a very dark movie with bright contrasts, and I have not come across any problem such as you describe.  I used DVD Shrink v3.15, which shrunk the entire DVD to 57% of its original size, and the quality remained excellent.  I'm quite pleased with DVD Shrink and its ease of handling.  But I'm still a n00b at video encoding, transcoding, etc. and I have a great deal to learn.

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