New wrinkle in DVD swapping


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Johnston

can ya not just do this with something like clonedvd and anydvd, and then make a single iso with everything on it, or just the files you want?

or is this the same only it compresses it so its much smaller filesize

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Mothium

So er... how does it plan to give such good compression rates? Even XVID isn't dvd quality when using 2 CD rips (1.4gb)

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kjordan2001
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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You can do that in DVD Shrink :unsure:

Although this is a little different since it seems to compress to a different format than MPEG-2?

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canuckerfan

I guess this will be good for transfering large DVDs over the net :ninja:

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bigl523

enough chit chat, anyone actually use this thing????

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OrangeSoul

ok I cant believe you guys arent interested. It lets you have a complete COPY of the dvd except for the fact that instead of being 4.7 b it compresses to 1 Gb. Meaning you have all the menus, the special features, interviews, director voice over and movie in 1 gb. you DONT get that in Xvid and you need to remove alot of stuff to get that with dvdshrink

Edit: Here is qoute from AfterDawn forums

I just finished transcoding a DVD to ratDVD and back to DVD again, and all I can say is cool. The .ratDVD file plays back great on the PC's, just right click and there you have access to all your original menu's. And the DVD created from the .ratDVD file is great, picture quality is really good! And the compression is good too. The original DVD was 4.12 GB, the ratDVD file was only 805 MB. This was with all default settings. Yeah, the DVD > ratDVD conversion was slow, but I don't think it was any slower than any mpeg-4 codec I've tried this with. And this is a whole lot easier to use.

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mopper

i think ill stick to dvd shrink, im lazy and only want to use ONE app. on rat dvd, according to the website, doesnt decrypt movies.

ratDVD does not support encrypted DVDs. They need to be decrypted before they can be used with ratDVD. For decrypting the regular DVD movies, download DVD Decrypter.

(N)

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canuckerfan

If it does what it says it does while retaining good quality then I don't mind having a seperate ripper. DVDD is a good program anyways.

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mattmatik

Well, one reason solutions like Shrink and DVD2One are great is because they are quick. Reading about ratDVD, someone said it took him 5 hours to do a movie (which would be like doing a movie @3-5 passes with DVDRB and CCE; but ratDVD is free, which is great).

I guess if menus and extras are really important, this would be a great program. We'll see, I'm giving this a test right now with Monsters, Inc.

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canuckerfan

Keeping in mind this program is still young....

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Colin-uk

wow 1GB, thats good compression :|

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rkv

this some cool stuff. maybe we'll have .ratDVD players like we did for divx :p

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emel

I will convert one dvd today and see how it goes.. I read on doom9.org that the picture quality is really goo dcomparing the size.. But they also did some tests and found out its not a different codec or something.. ITs mpeg2 in zip with mp3 audio. and it uses a hacked version of windows media 10 video menu system.. Thats why it only runs fine on WMP10.

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Koolslacker

It's about time someone came up with something better than divx or xvid. I would love to see this in work.

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Express

It don't say what compression mechanism is used.

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kjordan2001
I will convert one dvd today and see how it goes.. I read on doom9.org that the picture quality is really goo dcomparing the size.. But they also did some tests and found out its not a different codec or something.. ITs mpeg2 in zip with mp3 audio. and it uses a hacked version of windows media 10 video menu system.. Thats why it only runs fine on WMP10.

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Hmm, I'm disappointed then. Does it use 5.1 mp3? Otherwise that really sucks for the audio if you're converting it back and forth from a ratDVD to a DVD again.

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TheLegendOfMart
It's about time someone came up with something better than divx or xvid.  I would love to see this in work.

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Its called H264.

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mattmatik

Well, I woke up today and ratDVD was finished with my Monster's Inc. DVD. Now, I did remove the full screen format, as well as director commentary. The movie compressed to 940MB. The full DVD ripped to my HDD is 7.81GB. Again, though, I did remove one aspect version and an audio track.

The resulting ratDVD video is nice quality, much like a top notch XviD rip. There was some obvious blocking and I didn't find the audio all that hot.

Because the title of the thread is geared toward DVD swapping, ratDVD can definately be a great addition. When I uncompressed the movie, it was alot more of what I was expecting. But, for personal backups, I'll stick with using DVDShrink and just keeping the main movie. If a movie has great extras I want to keep, I just put those to a 2nd DVD anyway; but that is rare.

Anyway, good luck to the creators of ratDVD. They are definately on to something. Look forward to new versions (Y)

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