Anyone tried DVDFab Enlarger AI?

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mgutt
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Anyone tried DVDFab Enlarger AI?

Post by mgutt » Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:29 pm

I own DVDFab but since I found MakeMKV I used it only rarely. But now I saw a new - maybe interesting - feature called "Enlarger AI":
https://en.dvdfab.cn/enlarger-ai.htm?trackID=headmenu
Using the Super-Resolution technology, DVDFab Enlarger AI, the world's 1st complete, deep learning capable video upscaling solution, can enlarge the video images by 300%, and in the meantime, add in great details to enhance the video quality exponentially, like from 480p (SD) to 1080p (Full HD).
They posted on youtube this demo:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BroAePo-Ij0

They say Enlarger AI has "trained itself with millions of videos" and it needs "Internet connection" only "for product authorization". This means the AI technology must be part of DVDFab itself. Strange, because the recent DVDFab 11 download did not really grow in size?!

Did anyone of you tried this feature?
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Re: Anyone tried DVDFab Enlarger AI

Post by mgutt » Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:36 pm

I will try to upscale "Michael Jackson - Live in Bucharest - The Dangerous Tour" as this DVD was sadly never released on Blu-Ray. I inserted the DVD and selected "Copy" and as target format "Blu-Ray". By that it automatically selects "Enlarger AI":
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After starting the job it displays some info regarding the process time and GPU:
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And now it answers my concerns regarding the download size of DVDFab. It does not contain the Enlarger AI. It will be downloaded on-the-fly after starting an upscale job:
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Re: Anyone tried DVDFab Enlarger AI

Post by mgutt » Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:40 pm

After 9 minutes it shows only "first pass", "0%" and it does not use the GPU :?
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I will answer tomorrow. Maybe it has reached then "1%" ^^

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Re: Anyone tried DVDFab Enlarger AI

Post by mgutt » Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:02 am

Ok, it stopped the job without error message :roll:

I restarted DVDFab11 and this time I tried to create an ISO first. I thought it could maybe help to use a decrypted DVD as source. And again it stopped. So it is something wrong with my setup reading DVDs. As I was to lazy to find the problem (I know why I'm using MakeMKV ^^) I tried this time DVDFab9 to create the ISO. This worked.

Then I opened DVDFab11 (x64) again. This time our source is the decrypted ISO. Crash..

Next try. This time it starts but its Fps conversion counter becomes smaller and smaller so it looks like the job is frozen:
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Conclusion: Does not work. Save your money.

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Re: Anyone tried DVDFab Enlarger AI?

Post by mgutt » Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:27 am

Ok, last try. This time I used the DVD of "Prep & Landing (2009)". This movie was not released on Blu-Ray, too. And its only 21 minutes long. Again I created the ISO first. This time it worked with DVDFab11. I think it failed the last time because I had "PathPlayer" not activated by default (only "if needed", hey it was DVDFab! :lol:).

Crash...

Next try. No progress...

I give up. :evil:

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did94600
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Re: Anyone tried DVDFab Enlarger AI?

Post by did94600 » Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:45 pm

Hi,

I make a try with a low res film (tremors 2)
I don't buy the enlarger module, so it's limited to 5 minutes.

After 30 minutes, the jobs is done (for 5 minutes), so 9 hours for a 1h30 film...
The result is filthy, ugly it jerks a maximum.

I have a geforce 1070ti (ok, this is not a rtx)

But I don't buy this module for this result...

7000ft
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Re: Anyone tried DVDFab Enlarger AI?

Post by 7000ft » Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:31 pm

Waste of money. I have 3 titant x video cards in sli and twin intel xeon processors with 48 gb of memory and windows 7 64bit ultimate.
When i rip a blu-ray with my pc it only takes 20 minutes tops.
I have a dvd of an old black and white movie. Gunga Din is the movie with carry grant. Thought i would test the enlarger ai. first attempt
it made it to 2 percent and crashed after 2 hours. contacted dvdfab and they said to upgrade dvdfab which i did again it ran for a couple of hours
and crashed. every time i sent them the log file. This last time i updated to their most current version (11.0.7.8) and it ran for over 16 hours and
produced a video that was no better than the dvd and it was not in 1080 format.
By the way Aiseesoft has software that will change and improve video quality and change format to 1080. I think i paid $27 for it.

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