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  1. A local public library has the original Fox DVD release of "From Hell to Texas" with this artwork. From Hell to Texas - Wikipedia

    Picture AND sound are truly excellent for lossy Dolby Digital-and the film is presented in color and its original 2.35:1 aspect ratio.

    But the DVD is discontinued, I can't find any used copies for sale and now that Disney has acquired all of these Fox film classics (God help us) there's probably next to no chance of it being issued on optical disc again, certainly not on BD.

    Instead, there's only this, of whatever technical quality.
    https://www.amazon.com/Hell-Texas-Don-Murray/dp/B00AB2NWZ2/ref=sr_1_2?crid=2IFZ866HIHL...s-tv,72&sr=1-2

    And it won't work in my Region 1 Pioneer LX500 BD player. Or will it? Amazon says its Region 0 but the back of the box says Region 2.

    In any case, it will play in my SuperDisc enabled Oppo 95 player and via VLC player in my HTPC.

    However, as my main concern is A/V quality, what are the chances that this Fox licensed Spanish pressed or burned DVD used the same digital master as the Region 1 DVD?

    But if it was burned rather than pressed, and if can I then copy it to an external SSD drive, what's the best file format to save it in?

    However, neither my Oppo or Pioneer players support ISO files. Thus, which lossless file format should I use and what software tools do I need?
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    If the main movie is sufficient (no menu, etc) you can use MakeMKV
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  3. Originally Posted by dped91 View Post
    A local public library has the original Fox DVD release of "From Hell to Texas" with this artwork. From Hell to Texas - Wikipedia

    Picture AND sound are truly excellent for lossy Dolby Digital-and the film is presented in color and its original 2.35:1 aspect ratio.

    But the DVD is discontinued, I can't find any used copies for sale and now that Disney has acquired all of these Fox film classics (God help us) there's probably next to no chance of it being issued on optical disc again, certainly not on BD.

    Instead, there's only this, of whatever technical quality.
    https://www.amazon.com/Hell-Texas-Don-Murray/dp/B00AB2NWZ2/ref=sr_1_2?crid=2IFZ866HIHL...s-tv,72&sr=1-2

    And it won't work in my Region 1 Pioneer LX500 BD player. Or will it? Amazon says its Region 0 but the back of the box says Region 2.

    In any case, it will play in my SuperDisc enabled Oppo 95 player and via VLC player in my HTPC.

    However, as my main concern is A/V quality, what are the chances that this Fox licensed Spanish pressed or burned DVD used the same digital master as the Region 1 DVD?

    But if it was burned rather than pressed, and if can I then copy it to an external SSD drive, what's the best file format to save it in?

    However, neither my Oppo or Pioneer players support ISO files. Thus, which lossless file format should I use and what software tools do I need?
    Not sure what you are asking? To buy that Spanish pressing or to rip the DVD you have presumably from your public library?

    As for the region issue if you don't have a region free player just make a copy of it on a standard DVD-R/+R, makeMKV may do it. If not use anyDVD and IMGburn.

    Who knows if it's from the same master? Some PAL releases are some are not, your guess is as good as anyone's. No way of knowing.
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  4. Originally Posted by lordsmurf View Post
    Thanks! I will definitely want to see and hear how playing the Fox DVD on my Pioneer LX500 compares to playing that file via the player's USB input. The LX500 has a nice sounding AKM DAC chip. But if the Fox DVD sounds better than the file then it pays for me to rip the DVD.

    IMPORTANT: Assuming you are familiar with these apps, https://www.redfox.bz/

    My pc has:

    https://www.lg.com/us/burners-drives/lg-wh16ns60-internal-blu-ray-dvd-drive
    https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/W480M-VISION-W-rev-10#kf
    https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/212267/intel-xeon-w1390-processor...-5-20-ghz.html

    And 32GB of ECC RAM

    Given that my hardware supports ECC RAM's error detection and correction, could I expect a bit perfect result whether I rip the DVD and save it to a lossless MKV or MP4 file or use the Clone DVD app to make a copy of the DVD?
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  5. [QUOTE=dped91;2696841]
    Originally Posted by lordsmurf View Post
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89TltTWEXzU

    Given that my hardware supports ECC RAM's error detection and correction, could I expect a bit perfect result whether I rip the DVD and save it to a lossless MKV or MP4 file or use the Clone DVD app to make a copy of the DVD?
    Ah the dreaded RAM corruption, I only had issues w/ that when I had a bad RAM card which is rare. The UDF file system is pretty robust so I wouldn't worry to much about that as long as your RAM is good (most likely it is).

    CloneDVD isn't really 1:1 manly used to shrink or customize the DVD. MakeMKV will be lossless rip. If you want a 1:1 clone copy and plan to burn it onto a DVDR then use IMGburn along w/ anyDVD.

    If you are super paranoid you can check the ISO hash value and do multiple rips from multiple drives and PCs, if they all match you got a 1:1 perfect clone.
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