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Black and White Films- Large files, why?

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by breroc, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. breroc

    breroc Member

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    Hello,

    I like a lot of old black and white films, and I'm loathe to resort to compressing them during backup if they're over the D5 limit (I use DVD Shrink).

    It does seem odd that black and white films seem to take up as much disc space as full colour ones, as black and white jpegs or bitmaps that know they're monochrome are much smaller. I suspect that it may be to make them harder to copy.

    I was wondering is anyone knew of a program that could re-encode B&W video files as B&W, saving space, or knew if this is or isn't possible.

    I have vauge memories of a DiVX program that had a 'titles' setting for black and white bits, but I'd like to aviod compression (of resolution/frame rate) completely.

    Hope this makes sense. Thanks for reading.

    breroc
     
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    Rotary Senior member

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    old balck and white have probably been digitally remastered hence bigger...
     
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    use an encoder like dvd rebuilder or use DVD+R DL (DVD-9) blanks
     
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