Hello, Ok, I've scoured many guides and asked many "experts" on how to do this, and have not really gotten any response that will answer my question. Please keep in mind that I am not looking for alternative ways to back up this movie, I am looking for THIS way to back it up. Hopefully someone here can suggest something! Ok, the movie is comprised of two discs: Disc1 is DVD-9 and around 8GB in size, Disc2 is DVD-5 and around 4GB in size. What I want to do is put this movie on two DVD-5 discs while maintaining a uniform compression quality throughout the entire movie. What I think this will involve: I need to join the movie into one large movie that is 12GB in size. I will then use IFOEdit to split it into 2 DVD-9 movies of roughly 6GB in size. After I have done that, I will use some form of compression (DVDShrink for sake of simplicity in explanation) to reduce the two 6GB discs to 4.38GB and burn. Now the question is how do I do this? I've tried "Joining clips" in VOBEdit to no avail, and when I ask some of the superstars on doom9, I get the reply, "It's standard dif4u" without any further elaboration. I have read their dif4u guides and do not see how it would address my problem - in fact, what I'm trying to do has nothing to do with dif4u as far as I can see. Anyways what I do not want to do: Backup the first disc using normal methods to a DVD-5 - this would mean the quality of the first disc is well below the quality of the second disc. Any suggestions? If you suggest something that works, you'll get a cookie!