I came across this
review (which did a nice job comparing different transcoders); however many new versions of each program has come about and I was wondering if anyone nows of a similar, but more up-to-date, review. The main three I am looking at are the ones mentioned above. Basically I would like to get the best quality backup possible within 1hr total rip/encoding time. I've done a few tests with each of the above programs and got the following rip/encode times:
20 min - Clone DVD
37 min - DVD Shrink
70 min - Recode 2 (w/ high quality mode)
120 min - DVD Shrink (w/ AEC mode)
I realize that the best results are probably from DVD Shrink w/AEC - but 2 hrs is too long a time for me to spend encoding a single movie. Recode 2 is only 1 hr, but still a little longer that I'd like to spend per movie.
I'm sure many of you are thinking, well if I've done these tests, why dont I just view the backups and see which looks best? I have. However on my small 27" tv it makes comaring them a little difficult. I figure the bigger the tv, the bigger the flaws would be and hence easier to notice. Therefore, I was wondering if anyone has done similar comparisions of these program (recent versions) who has a bigger television.
PS: I should mention that the backups I'm interested in doing are full-disc backups, not movie only.
EDIT: I just noticed I posted this in the wrong section, would a kind mod be nice enough to move it the correct forum. Thanks!