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DVD Rebuilder (Freeware)DVD Rebuilder Pro

A DVD backup tool for making high quality DVD backups
Language: English
Ease of use: Not Rated
Latest Version: 1.28.2 (details)
OS Support: Windows 2000 Windows XP Windows 2003
License: Donationware, 10.00
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Description:Freeware Version - Full version
Size:4.8 MB


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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 original design.

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.

Sub Editions:

This software has the following sub editions:

DVD Rebuilder (Freeware)
  • DVD Rebuilder Pro <==


Supported File Formats:

Input Files: DVD
Output Files: DVD

OS Compatibility:

Windows 2000/Windows XP/Windows 2003

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Revision History:

Version 1.28.2
  • Release Date: Jul 13, 2008
  • Made numerous changes to make DVD-RB more sensitive to the security environment of Vista.
  • Made changes to make DVD-RB more compatible with some windows emulators.
  • Added support for the HC adaptive quantization (*AQ) function.This setting can improve picture in flat parts.A default value of "2" is used, but can be changed by setting "HC_AQ=n" in the "[Options]" area of REBUILDER.INI."n" can be any integer value between 0 and 4."0" disables AQ and "4" results in lower quants. Note: Keep in mind that due to virtualization associated with VISTA, your most current INI may be located in the VISTA VirtualStore.One easy way to get to it (if you are using VISTA), is to create a shortcut on your desktop that points to it.
  • Added a parameter to the HC SETTINGS menu that enables and disables LOGGING when encoding with HC encoder. The log will be written to a file named "HCLOG.TXT" in the working directory.
  • Included HC Encoder v0.23 in the installation packages. This version includes extended features and bug fixes.
  • Added ability to have different 1st and 2nd passes when using MOBILE encoding (see the MOBILE.INI template under the AVCHD beta for an example.
  • Added a "hidden" option called "ImgBurnDest" that, when added to REBUILDER.INI will force the write to a specific drive.This is expecially useful when working on a computer that has more than one writable drive.As an example, to force output to the "F:" drive you would add "ImgBurnDest=F:" to REBUILDER.INI.
  • Modified the TEMPLATE commands so they automatically look in the VirtualStore for templates.
  • Corrected "35601" error that could happen (very rarely) on sources with no audio.
  • Added a parameter to the REBUILDER.INI file so that an alternate AVISYNTH resizing algorithm can be used for certain functions (e.g. converting from 4:3 widescreen to 16:9 anamorphic).The default is "LanczosResize". Example usage: "RESIZE=Spline36Resize"Note: Adding an incorrectly spelled resize parameter will cause your encoding to fail.
  • Other minor and cosmetic c
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