New wrinkle in DVD swapping


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jerry

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A group of anonymous programmers has released a new software tool online that threatens to raise the stakes for Hollywood studios fighting Internet movie-swapping.

Dubbed RatDVD, the new software crunches video from movies into small packages, while creating a single file that keeps intact DVD "extras"--alternate endings, outtakes, director's commentary and the like.

Because it retains all these extra features, allowing them to be burned back onto a DVD or browsed on a computer, the software is already being discussed in video-focused Net circles as a potential successor to the most popular formats used for trading movies online today.

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kylejn

What am I looking at? An empty quote box and an icon.

Great work.

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GNRambo

Your quote doesnt show up, all i see is a quote box with nothing in it and your attachment

edit: now it works :)

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jerry
What am I looking at? An empty quote box and an icon.

Great work.

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Wow, courteus people with lots of patience ... :p

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robertobaggio2k

i see everythin perfectly

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+StevoFC

it works fine for me...

A group of anonymous programmers has released a new software tool online that threatens to raise the stakes for Hollywood studios fighting Internet movie-swapping.

Dubbed RatDVD, the new software crunches video from movies into small packages, while creating a single file that keeps intact DVD "extras"--alternate endings, outtakes, director's commentary and the like.

Because it retains all these extra features, allowing them to be burned back onto a DVD or browsed on a computer, the software is already being discussed in video-focused Net circles as a potential successor to the most popular formats used for trading movies online today.

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KZWings

Sounds like DVD Shrink to me. :huh:

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metallithrax

works OK for me too.

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Andrew Lyle

you guys are off topic...

it shows up fine..

and cool program.. only i wish i still burned movies :p

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Hupp

cool program

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ECU Tekkie

It sounds exactly like DVD Shrink, it does the same exact thing...essentially just making an image of the DVD, but crunching it down.

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Arckon

This does sound like DVD Shrink...unless some of us are missing something?

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Elmo

sounds pretty good (Y)

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mrk

Can someone say dvd shrink but with a name that makes it dsound dirty!

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LispyGlitter2

sweet. I shall have to see this in action very soon :ninja:

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Bhav

I'm just gonna say this again for the hell of it:

Sounds like DVD Shrink.

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Tamilboy86
Here is a very interesting project, just released and there is very little user information around so far. Yet, it is enticing to say the least. RatDVD was developed as a result from the authors negative experiences of downloading movies, (which is a no - no!). Yet, the guy was frustrated because he could not get the movies he wanted in his country for months or even a year, and since movies are his hobby, he turned to the Internet. Sound familiar?

Anyway, he wanted to watch it on any DVD player - without losing any features of the original DVD and he says this is what ratDVD can do. In fact, he is touting this as a method of making movies as easy to share as MP3's due to the remarkably small file size it produces, with claimed great audio and video quality. You can even convert them back to a DVD if you like and play it in a stand alone player. Most of the time the reconstructed movie will fit on a single layer DVD. If not, you can select features to remove, alter the audio or the program can sacrifice quality to make it fit.

Supposedly, this application can take an entire full length DVD movie, regardless of extras and create a single file of around 1 gigabyte in size with no noticable loss of quality. Is it true? I don't know. Does it work? I don't know that either. But it's freeware so what the heck. Here's some info from the website. Just make sure you have WinXP, DirectX9, Windows Media Player 10 and a DVD software player installed. You'll also need about a half a gig of RAM and a 2.6 class processor with a "decent" video card.

Features:

ratDVD takes a full featured DVD movie and puts it into a highly compressed .ratDVD container format file - while preserving all the features of the original DVD such as:

- Full anamorphic picture, seamless branching, multiple video angles, multiple audio channels, subpictures, etc.

- Keep movie versions (Directors Cut, Theatrical version, etc.), Alternate story endings, making of, video commentary , cut scenes, etc..

- Keep complete menus, navigation and features

- Reliable high quality, valid check-summed container.

Source: CD Freaks

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Tamilboy86

I don't think its DVDshrink. Cuz with ratDVD you can compress movies without removing anything... :D You can't do that in dvdshrink

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secretlyrobotic

wow, someone who finally read the entire post and understood it!

this sounds very cool.

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TheNay

Yay for DVD Copying! I mean DVD Backing up... lol...

*Hates the MPAA, corporate goonies!*

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Tim Dorr

Threads merged

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nexx
he software is already being discussed in video-focused Net circles as a potential successor to the most popular formats used for trading movies online today.

ha!

They're still using MP3 for audio and they'll be using XviD+MP3 AVI for a long time to come.

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canuckerfan

it's like shrink, except with far better compression abilities, at least thats what it looks like. promising none the less, especially since shrink isn't getting any development now.

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shartman

sounds awesoem, now i can fit more porn on every dvd!

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