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Just bought a Plextor burner. Do I have to use the software that comes with it?

By HolyJoe
Dec 20, 2005
  1. I already have CloneDVD2 software. The plextor has Nero on the installation disc. Can I just stick with clone? TIA
     
  2. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    you dont have to install Nero if you dont want to but it is good general purpose burning software.
     
  3. HolyJoe

    HolyJoe TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks. I used the clonedvd software, but the image on the burned DVD was not as good as the original. Would burning at a slower speed help with this?
     
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,715   +397

    Highly doubtful, unless you burned it full size on a Dual Layer disk. To fit it one regular dvd-r or dvd+r most dvds of movies have to be compressed a bit to fit, hence a loss in quality.
     
  5. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    to maintain image quality dont copy movies on a single layer disk unless you have at least 70-75% on the display bar(this means you are using only 25% compression.). with three hour movies this means going to a dual layer disk.

    when I back up my disks I copy using the Movie only and not the bonus features. I also delete uneeded audio streams and subtitles. keeep just the Dolby AC 3\6 audio stream. the AC3\2 is directors commentaries. doing this I fond that most 1 1\2 to 2 hour movies can be copied with no comression whatsoever.
     
  6. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Slower burning speeds will help reduce inconsistencies within the burn, and decrease the possibility of an error while burning.

    BTW
    :wave:Welcome to TechSpot:wave:
     
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