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xpress or x copy??

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giro 
Newbie

8 Jul 2003 8:38 PM
I'm wondering which is better to get. So with xpress you get an exact copies of the dvd or just the movie off the dvd. It also will not do dvd's that are dual layer right? x copy will make exact copies but may need 2 disks? If 2 disks are need it will always put the movie on the first disk with the menu and language and all the feature on the second disk? Also will it always fit the entire movie on the fist disk or will it split the movie? I would love some options on this thanks.

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Conrad 
Inactive

8 Jul 2003 8:50 PM
giro,
This thread will hopefully answer your question.

http://dvdxcopy.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/40662#192576

If it doesn't post back here.

Thanks,
Conrad
PIV 2.8G, 1 Gig Rambus Memory, XP SP1
400 Gig HD Storage
Sony DRU 500AX, Liteon LTD166
giro 
Newbie

8 Jul 2003 8:57 PM
Conrad??

That helps but will x copy always fit the entire movie on disk one and all the extras on disk 2 or will the movie be split as well?
giro 
Newbie

8 Jul 2003 9:20 PM
how do you know which program to use for which film. Some people say if the movie id 2hr 15 min use xpress. If longer then use x copy. What is a good rule to go by?
Conrad 
Inactive

8 Jul 2003 10:20 PM
giro,
It will not always put the entire movie on disk 1. It depends on how large the movie is.

As I said in that post it depends on what you want. I've used Express on movies that were 163 minutes and haven't noticed a difference.

Glass said that large screen HDTV's may show noticible artifacts. If you don't have one of those and aren't planning on getting one in the near future go with Express.


PIV 2.8G, 1 Gig Rambus Memory, XP SP1
400 Gig HD Storage
Sony DRU 500AX, Liteon LTD166
Glass 
Inactive

8 Jul 2003 10:29 PM
Xpress shows artifacts on some of the movies, but not all. The longer movies, over about 2 hours, seems to do the worst. This is on an HDTV. Regular TVs do not show until much larger movies are duplicated. Xpress does not usually copy episodics.

DVDXCopy will duplicate the movie in it's full original size and quality. A lot of movies are 5 to 6 GB in size and will split over two discs to maintain the original quality. You can adjust the split point so that all the extras (usually) are on the second disc, with most of the movie on the first, part of the movie on the second with the extras. DVDXCopy is needed to copy episodics.

The other thing to remember is that Xpress copies ONLY the movie. If you want to copy the extras, you need DVDXCopy.
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security 
Senior Member

9 Jul 2003 7:20 AM
giro
i see you researching both media and software
lol if i look any harder will i see you asking wich burner is best ? its great to see that people realy are intrested in learning how to use this program. the answer to your question is to get both . now you need to ask a mod how to get a combo pak. i did say gold until express got an update . un till that update is available in gold i dont know whats best.
:)


OH, also what i do is try every movie with xcopy first ,maybe it fits ,
:)

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