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COPYING MOVIE COLLECTION FROM DVD TO HD 700MB FORMAT

Discussion in 'Other video questions' started by megs8888, Jan 8, 2007.

  1. megs8888

    megs8888 Member

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    Hi all i am wanting to convert my dvd collection from dvd to hd so i can store all my movies and make my library portable basically, obviously i would like to reduce dvd from 4.7gb to around 700mb, I am aware i may lose a little quality is this possible ?? What programs are best? Is the best program free? I am looking to do this asap thanks for any help
     
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    You're not going to lose a little quality, you're going to lose a lot of quality. You would be compressing your video to 15% of it's original size. In my opinion this is a bad idea.

    As for the "portability" issue, how is a hard drive more portable than a DVD disk? Also consider, a single hard drive failure and there goes your movie collection.

    If I needed to significantly compress a DVD movie, I'd rip it as a single VOB file with DVD Decrypter then load it into Virtualdubmod and compress it with Xvid. But still, I just don't see the upside for what you're wanting to do. Just my opinion.
     
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    Hi thanks for the advice, basically im away alot and dont like taking dvds away all the time as they get scratched so I was trying to look at another way of transporting them, i thought you could put them on hard drive, then i could have my entire collection with me for viewing on my laptop, is there any other way of doing it??? any ideas would be appreciated. I was looking at buying a 1TB HD to store them on and i would have to shrink them due to them being 4.7gb.
     
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    If it's just temporary, while you're away, then for sure, copy your DVD's to a large hard drive. I was thinking you wanted to store your DVD's in a compressed format to a hard drive for permanent storage.

    If you just want to view them on your Laptop while you're on the road, then that's a whole other thing. A 1 TB hard drive should hold 200 DVD's Are you sure you need to compress them? How big of a collection are you thinking of?

    If you need to compress, I'd still recommend XviD.
     

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