DVD Rebuilder Pro is a DVD backup tool for making high quality DVD backups
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 1.26.6 is as follows:
Corrected a bug in which the MPEG2DEC_OPTS parameters were
not being applied during Q analysis.This could, in some
cases, result in an error.
Added code to MOBILE encoding to prevent identical PGCs
from being reencoded redundantly (duplicates).
Added more granularity to the matrix selections.Now you
can choose matrices for High (4000Kbs), MedHigh (3500),
Med (3000) in addition to those already selectable.
Corrected an error in which having CCE SP2 installed by
itself did not activate the "CCE Mode" under the ENCODERS
Fixed an error in which loading a project file would not
reset the "HC_FOR_REDIST" flag.
Fixed a bug in which the OPV subroutine could cause a size
error caused by an incorrect maximum bitrate.This could
also cause anomalies in REDISTRIBUTION passes.
Added code to adjust for an issue in which audio sync could
be off for MOBILE encoding for some oddly formatted discs.
Changed the MOBILE settings so that any specified bitrate
less than 50 is considered a Q value rather than 31 (for
compatibility with H264 Q values).Illegal values on codecs
that accept no more than 31 are automatically limited.
Added NicMP4Box.exe to the full (MOBILE) installer package.
This allows DVD-RB to create H264 files (using FFMPEG) in
the MOBILE encoding mode that are compatible with the IPOD.
NicMP4Box is called automatically when the IPOD_H264 codec
Added two new profiles to the MOBILE.INI file.These allow
you to take advantage of the H264 (high quality) format when
creating output for the IPOD.Say "yes" to overwriting your
MOBILE.INI file in order to see the new profiles.
Updated the installation package to include HC Encoder v0.22
which includes several improvements over previous versions.
Updated the installer to include ECLPRO v1.11.
Other minor and cosmetic changes.If you are a registered user of DVD Rebuilder Pro you can always download the latest version at this link.