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Discussion in 'Convert DVD to another format' started by mkantrim, Jun 13, 2003.

  1. mkantrim

    mkantrim Guest

    I just used SmartRipper to rip an episodic DVD (that DVDXCopy,and XPress could not handle),and I have,I believe all the necessary files to burn it with 2 DVD-R discs.My question would be how to split the files (as there is 7.30Gb in all)to burn the 2 discs. And what to use to burn them,I have Nero
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  2. loaded

    loaded Moderator Staff Member

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    Have you considered compressing the files to fit on a single DVD with something like DVD2ONE?

    Paul.
     
  3. Oriphus

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    DVD2One are also quite close to releasing a version of their software that allows you to split the movie on to two disks. That would be quite benefical.
     
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    I'd had a massive problem w/ a certain DVD 'The Long Good Friday'
    Smartripper gave up on process @ 99% whether doing Movie-Only or Full-Disk
    DVD Decrypter would let me successfully rip/decrypt..so I then open DVD2One (and whether I have movie-only files or full-disk files again) , when DVD2One gets to 75-90% I get the WinXP 'encountered an error and DVD2One has to close'
    These problems did vex me , but I have seen the light at the end of the tunnel - DVD Shrink 2.2 : )
    Did a full-disk (after ripping w/ Decrypter 'ignore read errors'), left the menu alone but the extras got put to lowest [stills] compression whilst the movie has come out great quality.

    The Long Good Friday - 7.4 Gb

    * Thing that threw me is that in the ripping process Smartripper doesnt have to look for any encryption keys as this disc is unencrypted [bloody strange] !!

    P.S. I would use Nero to burn with yes (in fact I do)
     
  5. mkantrim

    mkantrim Guest

    Well,I have solved my problem with DVD Shrink 2.3 ! A great free program that will compress the whole source DVD,and allow it to be burned to one DVD+\-R disc.With all the menus,and special features still intact ! I'm actually quite impressed with this program ! __
     
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  6. mkantrim

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    A quick basic question that I'm sure most of you know,it is how much actual data can be burned to a 4.7Gb DVDR disc ? I've just burned one with 4.35Gb on it,is this about the max ? I've heard that you can't actually fit 4.7 gigs on a single disc. Thanks
     
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    4.338GB is the max
     
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    loaded Moderator Staff Member

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    It is all a question of terminology.

    1GB is not actually one billion bytes, but 1024 x 1024 x 1024 bytes

    This creates confusion when multiplying, as it skews the numbers a little.

    4.7 Billions Bytes is actually 4.36 GB :)

    Confused?

    I hope not.

    Paul.
     
  9. mkantrim

    mkantrim Guest

    Thanks,Paul,you are absolutely right,I also found this info as it also may help others:

    How much data can fit on a DVD+/-R
    DVDs claim to be able to hold 4.7 GB of data but that amount is 4.7 billion bytes whereas most consider a gigabyte (GB) to be 1024 megabytes (MB) which in turn is 1024 kilobytes, and a kilobyte is 1024 bytes. The difference between 1000 and 1024 does not seem like much but because it is multiplicative it results in a significant difference between what DVDs claim they can hold and what actually fits on the DVD. The true number of megabytes that can fit on a DVD is

    4.7E9 / (1024 * 1024 *1024) = 4482.27 MB or 4.377 GB
     
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  10. loaded

    loaded Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, that is about right, however...

    Certain enthusiasts (Herbsman in particular!) try to cram as much on as possible, some claim to have managed as much as 4.39GB, although I think 4.38 is more likely to be about the maximum (Herbsman consistently gets results with 4.38).

    The reason more can be fitted is similar to the phenomenon with CDRs, some of which can be burnt upto 99 minutes.

    The problem is that it is not so easy with DVDRs to cram more information on, as it requires software, hardware and the eventual reader to all manage the extra. Personally I keep all my compressed DVD-Rs to 4.36 GB, as the phenomenon can work in reverse also, restricting the amount of space, despite the rating of the DVD. DVD2ONE and DVD95COPY seem to agree, as both ther softwares provide for a default compression to 4.36 (4472 MB).

    Hope this helps.

    Paul.
     

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