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DVD X EXPRESS 3.02

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TULIP 
Junior Member

20 Aug 2003 11:40 AM
When I copy entire disk with DVD X Express quality of the picture realy suffer!!321 Studio should have focus on it instead of focusing other unnecessary stuff.
mjm70 
Junior Member

21 Aug 2003 8:47 AM
If you were to read the product discriptions you would have seen that Xpress uses compression to fit a movie onto a single DVD, where X-Copy breaks the movie onto multiple disks with no loss.

If you want to get no loss on your movie, then don't compress the file

Simple logic says that if you try to get a 8.5gb movie to fit onto a 4.3gb DVD-R you will need to compress. Some DVD's take up considerbly less than the DVD-9 format is cabable of. In these cases, fiting the whole movie onto a single disk can be done with little compression. Now instead of having to use 2 disks with 55% utilization, you compress everything onto a single disk (with 10% compression) You probably won't see the difference.

Use the right tool for the right job

TULIP 
Junior Member

21 Aug 2003 12:36 PM
So DVDX X Express should come with better compression technology where quality would't suffer otherwise I don't see any logic to copy entire Dvd with bad quality.
dengar 
Senior Member

21 Aug 2003 12:55 PM
TULIP
DXCX comes with the best compression technology on the market. The fact remains if you are going to copmpress 8-9 GB onto less than 4.2 GB, you are going to notice the video quality loss.

I would have to agree with you however that it does not make a whole lot of sense to try and compress the whole disc.

I rarely use DXC anymore. I usually use DXCX and backup only the movie.
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MrDetroit 
Inactive

21 Aug 2003 8:04 PM
I copy everything and I can't tell a big Quality Dif- it's not as good as the DVD but clear to me.
mjm70 
Junior Member

22 Aug 2003 8:11 AM
I guess we can now all speculate what Platnum will offer us.

Maybe it will let us dictate the compression on the different componets of a dvd, so we can compress the extras more than the movie to get it to fit, but still have better picture quality for the important bit (the movie part)

Sadly, mpeg2 is a lossy compression, so as you compress you loose quality. As the film already comes compressed, recompression only emphasizes that loss.

I guess we are spoiled with the great picture quality we get off DVD. I don't think that anyone would be complaining if they were comparing the compressed DVD to that of a VHS tape.
Chickadee 
Member

24 Aug 2003 2:58 AM
So far, omitting my poor eyes, very few movies have noticiable degradation. Dances with Wolves was one.... a very long movie indeed.

For the greatest range of movies I've backed up so far, the quality has been just fine.

Now that (Xpress copies) probably won't cross over to HD very well when that comes along mainstream, but neither will normal DVD's.

Pura vida.


CRChickadee

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peezy 
Inactive

26 Aug 2003 2:50 AM
my 3.0 doesn't work how do I downgrade?
Conrad 
Inactive

26 Aug 2003 8:58 AM
peezy,
In the same place I just answered you with in your post about how to downgrade DVDXCopy.


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willwwa 
Newbie

10 Sep 2003 11:49 AM
The latest version of DXCX, including version 3.04 bundled in Platinum, labels the copied disk with the first letter of the source disk label. I know this is a small issue, and something I can live with, but an earlier version of DXCX corrected this. Until this is addressed in a future release, any suggestions on how to get the correct disk label on the copy disk (using +rw of course)?

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pernick 
Newbie

14 Sep 2003 12:58 PM
Compression issue. I've seen in another thread the suggestion that v2.52 has a better compression engine than 3.02 which I'm currently using. I had thought the strategy of DXCX was to only compress a movie just enough to fit it onto a single disk. Well, I tried using DXCX for the 1st time on a long movie: "Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets". That movie is over 2 1/2 hrs yet it was shrunken all the way down to 2.7GB. The quality was fair at best. It seems a no brainer that DXCX should be aiming at the maximum disk size. Is this aggressive compression a new strategy for version 3? Should I revert to version 2 or am I then asking for hardware/software problems?
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