- 5. Hard/Unable to find any difference at 2X.
- 4. Easy to find any difference at 2X, not that annoying.
- 3. Hard to find any difference at 1X, but easy at 2X. Annoying differences.
- 2. Visible differences at 1X.
- 1. Annoyingly differences at 1X.
- 0. Sucks big BIG BIG BIG time. Yuck!
|TMPGEnc VBR||TMPGEnc CBR||DVDShrink 2.3||DVDShrink 3.0.5beta|
From an ease-of-use standpoint, well, not much to be said. DVDShrink is this 10-click software that is lightning fast compared to TMPGEnc (2 hours to copy the DVD, one for the deep analysis, ont for the encoding). TMPGEnc is just part of a chain of complex products you have to use when you back-up a DVD. One pass take 38 hours in Highest Quality and 6.5 hours in Normal quality. And that is not the only program to use. Not to mention it is not free.
- There is a way to back-up a movie such as Star Wars II with a very minimal loss. When I say minimal, I mean hard to distinguish from the original with a X2 magnifier. That should satisfy all video freaks.
- If you go the TMPGEnc way, you would just be a fool not to use it in the two-pass VBR mode. A fool I am no more. I have to admit I used it in CBR mode High Quality, believing that the extra 30 hours were worth it ;-)
- If you use DVDShrink 2.3, just stop right now! and switch to the version 3.0.5! That is actually the reason for these pages.
- You should have enough information now to make your own choice