DVD Rebuilder is a DVD backup tool for making high quality DVD backups. DVD Rebuilder only works with unprotected/unencrypted discs.
From the Readme:
Over the course of the past couple of years DVD back up techniques have changed
dramatically. Newer "one click" programs have made backing up a DVD a fairly
simple process... but there is a significant trade-off. The quality that can
be attained by even the best of these programs is poor in comparison to original
techniques that used Cinemacraft Encoder, TMPEGENC, or other top-notch encoders.
The reason is simple. When using one of these encoders the picture is rebuilt
from scratch and optimized for the resulting bitrate. One-touch transcoders
usually drop DCT coefficients or change quantization info in order to lower the
bitrate. This can result in pixelation and poor overall picture.
But, man, they sure are convenient.
That's where DVD ReBuilder (DVD-RB) comes in. This program was built to bridge
the gap between the incredibly easy but limited "one-click" solutions and the
incredibly complex but high-quality methods of DVD back up.
Another advantage of DVD-RB when compared to older methods is that it doesn't
require access to an expensive authoring package. DVD-RB includes its own
reauthoring engine that reconstructs the DVD in a way compatible with its
During beta development (software testing associated with this new product) the Pro version is only released to those who contribute to the development through donations of either their time (extensive testing and reporting) or a monetary donation. These "VIPs" receive regular automatic updates via e-mail as new versions of DVD-RB Pro are released. When DVD-RB Pro is released as a final product (version 1.00), VIPs who have donated at least $10.00 (or equivalent time and effort) will become members of the DVD Rebuilder charter team -- and will receive version updates for the life of the product. Those waiting until official release will be required to pay the $29.95 commercial price (happening very soon).
For your DVD Rebuilder questions, feel free to post it in our DVD Rebuilder Forum
and let our resident experts answer them for you.
The official change log for version 1.27.3 is as follows:
- Added a "Use *LOSSLESS Parameter" option to the
"HC OPTIONS" menu which will add that value (useful for
speeding up certain scripts) to the INI files passed to
HC encoder. Note: Only works with HC v0.22.1 or greater.
- Updated the ISO creation module so that now the ISO will
be created by ImgBurn rather than MKISOFS if ImgBurn is
installed and is of a high enough version to support it.
- Modified the HC calling module so that encoder priority
is set explicitly (based upon the option) in the HC.INI
file (HC v0.22 and higher).
- Corrected so that REDISTRIBUTION doesn't take effect
when "MOBILE Only" encoding is selected (it is not used
in that situation).
- Changed the "CORRUPT SOURCE" error message to a warning
and removed the annoying popup message.Some rippers
remove CELLs as needed from the VOB (usually junk cells
related to protection) without removing the reference to
the CELLS in the IFO(s).
- Built a workaround for movie-only PGC selection in discs
that have incorrect information in PGC tables.
- Corrected an error in which the batch shutdown had stopped
working since v1.27.0. Note also, that the setting for batch
shutdown is also now saved in the INI and will "stick"
between runs.Older version required setting it before all
- Corrected an issue related to Vista in which running in
"Multiple Encoder Processes" mode could cause HC and other
encoders to fail with "Failed to find and run encoder..."
This was caused by Vista's "improved" security.
- Modified loop checks during ILVU extraction in MOBILE
encoding so the extraction stops more quickly if "Abort"
- Changed the actions for unload queries to make DVD-RB a bit
more robust in the event of problems.
- Added additional checks to ensure CCE paths are correctly
- Updated the codes so that NICAUDIO.DLL doesn't have to be
explicitly called out in the REBUILDER.INI file for use in
- Other minor and cosmetic changes.
You may download this updated version here