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Are DVD rips as good as the original?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by gammmmo, Sep 8, 2003.

  1. gammmmo

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    Hypothetical question on my part - do differences in disk quality, quality of the DVD recorder and different ripping software/options affect the quality of a copied disk? Technically we are
    dealing with digital information but its my gut feeling the above do play a role and therefore an original would always look best on a really good display device like a plasma. What do you
    think?
     
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    depends who and how they are ripped.
    Some are "as good" others very poor.
     
  3. gammmmo

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    When I say 'rip' I mean like-for-like copy (or someone attempting to create one) rather than copying with a deliberate/inherent degradation of quality due to compression as in DVD to VCD rips.
     
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    Hi,

    www.dvdshrink.com is where you will find a 'one button' Rip to DVD. I have done several including 'SWII-AOTC' Incredible quality for Film only.

    cheers
     
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    bearing in mind the 4.3gig limit on recordable discs, then 1:1 should show no diff. on any display.
    but vast majority of pre-recorded dvd`s are above 4.3gig so expect losses accordingly.
    shrink not actually one button, but damn good.
     
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    Not being picky, but blank DVD-R are 4.7GB capacity.
     
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    If you drop out extra languages and subtitles then you reduce the required space on the disc.
     
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    4.7Gb is what media manufacturers quote but they use different counting rules to your computer which uses binary system

    Media 1Gb = 1000 x 1000 x 1000
    Computer 1Gb = 1024 x 1024 x 1024

    So 4.7Gb is actually about 4.37Gb;)
     

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