Wednesday, June 18, 2003
Elaborate Bytes releases CloneDVD
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The first version of CloneDVD is released by Elaborate Bytes. The new software extracts, transcodes and writes any orginal DVD title to a single recordable DVD. A 30-day trial version is available at www.elby.ch.
The Online-Key to unlock the
trial version costs 39 EUR. The boxed version is planned for mid july and
will be available at 46 EUR.
CloneDVD - Copies movies fast, simple and in top quality
CloneDVD extracts, transcodes and writes any orginal DVD title you like to a
single recordable DVD. The user can decide right from the beginning, if he
only wants to copy one DVD title (i.e. the main movie), several DVD titles
or the whole DVD. An integrated Video Preview plays an overview of all
selectable DVD titles. The original menu can be included. When CloneDVD is
used for the first time, the user has to select his personal Audio
preferences (i.e spoken language, subtitles). CloneDVD memorizes these last
settings that were made by the user and proposes it the next time the
program starts. Somehow CloneDVD becomes acquainted to his user!
Now only the DVD writer has to be selected and the transcoding- and writing
procedure starts. CloneDVD works with most hardware and software DVD Players
and writes on DVD-R/RW and DVD+R/RW.
High image quality in spite of compression
While programming CloneDVD, great store has been set on the compression
("Extra Crunchy": Extra compressed) of the movie data. In spite of the high
compression the movie copies show an impressive image quality. A special
transcoding technology compresses your choice of DVD titles with your
selected audio and subtitle streams to one DVD recordable. Even a movie of
extraordinary length and several soundtracks will be copied by CloneDVD
without considerably quality loss.
Impressive program speed
Despite very good results, CloneDVD copies very fast. With a powerful
computer even a two and a half hour movie can be transcoded in 30 minutes.
Movies with normal length take about 20 minutes.
Simple user interface
CloneDVD is very easy to use. Our unique Film Strip will guide you step by
step through all settings. There are no menus, all settings are obvious and
cannot be overlooked. Thematically related icons make the Audio- and
Subtitle selection easier. As described above, the personal preferences as
i.e. the language selection, has to be set at the first program run. The
program memorizes the last settings that were made by the user and proposes
it for all the following movies.
Manufacturer: Elaborate Bytes AG (Cham/Switzerland)
Price for Online-Key: 39 EUR
Price for Box-Version: 46 EUR (International Box available beginning of
Trial version: Full functionality; time limited to 30 days)
Supported languages: At the moment: German, English, Italian and French
- An IBM compatible personal computer with a Pentium-Class
Microprocessor at minimum 500 MHz.
- CloneDVD requires Windows 98 / 98SE / ME with 128 MB RAM, Windows NT
4.0 with Service Pack 4 or better installed, Windows 2000 or Windows XP with
128 MB RAM.
- A DVD writer and/or DVD reader.
- About 5 GB of available temporary harddrive space are necessary to
- The faster the CPU (1 GHz recommended) and the more memory (256 MB
recommended) you have, the better CloneDVD is going to perform.