DVD bootlegging

Discussion in 'South Africa' started by E3SA, Oct 11, 2004.

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  1. E3SA Jedi Padawan

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    Sep 9, 2004
    Hi all,

    In the sole interest of preserving my DVD's, I've decided to copy them to bootleg DVD's. I am currently using 1ClickDVDcopy, which has a compression of 45%. I don't know if it's just me or not, but the quality doesn't seem as good. What is everyone else using here?

    Regards
    E3SA
  2. OnlyOneKenobi Jedi Knight

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    Jul 19, 2002
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    Well obviously quality would be reduced if you compress the movie...
  3. E3SA Jedi Padawan

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    Sep 9, 2004
    "Obviously", the question is, what compression levels are the other guys using when bootlegging? What is considered 'optimum', or 'as good as it gets'?

    E3SA
  4. OnlyOneKenobi Jedi Knight

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    Jul 19, 2002
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    The optimum compression would be to compress the movie so that it fits onto a writable DVD disc with no space to spare. Meaning it would have to be about 45%-50%, like you have already done - you probably have a single layer DVD writer which supports only up to 4.9Gb discs.

    No compression is needed if you have a dual layer DVD writer because they have 8-9gb capacity, which is the same as the movie disc.

    I don't think it's legal to make these backup bootlegs anyway.
  5. E3SA Jedi Padawan

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    Sep 9, 2004
    It's illegal to tape your favourite soap opera too... I don't care if it's illegal, I'm preserving my DVD's, and not making cash out of it :)

    Thanks for the information. New drive is dual-layer.

    J
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