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DVD Shrink copy from HD ?

Discussion in 'DVD±R for advanced users' started by hm1, Jan 27, 2004.

  1. hm1

    hm1 Regular member

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    I have a movie saved to my hardrive that is 9.8GB

    DVD shrink will not compress the movie down any futher

    Any suggestion of how i can get this film onto a single 4.7 disk ?

    I normally copy from Disc to disk but am experiencing problems.

    Should i load all files onto a DVDRW the copy disk to disk ?

    Any suggestion would be a greta help
     
  2. Discmania

    Discmania Active member

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    What happens when you try to upload the files to Shrink? You must compress the files before you can load them to any DVD-R/RW disc.
     
  3. Oriphus

    Oriphus Senior member

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    Can u strip out extras, subtitles and audio not required and then try to compress again. If not, use DVD2One
     
  4. Ketale

    Ketale Regular member

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    Compress the movie with DVD Shrink as far as it goes, then open the compressed movie again in DVD Shrink and compress again. It should fit one disc then, but the you might end up with rather bad quality on the movie.
    Or you could just split the movie onto two discs.
     
  5. hm1

    hm1 Regular member

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    Hi all

    if i compress the films twice will it be terrible to watch ?

    I can shrink the film but it still comes up as two big.

    I'll try to double compress the moviw and see what happens.

    I don't want tp strip anything out as everything origianlly fitted on one disc
     
  6. Oriphus

    Oriphus Senior member

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    That may be your problem. You should get rid of the extras and features as they arent needed since it is only a back-up. If you are worried, put it on to two discs. There is not point in trying to overcompress it as the quality will be useless.
     
  7. Ketale

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    The second run will not affect the quality as much as the first run, but there's no way of knowing without trying. It depends totally on the movie, it's length, type of movie etc...

    the original was a DVD-9 that can store about 9G or so, your copy will only hold 4.38G. Thus if there's anything you can rid off (some boring commentary tracks, chinese dubs, or hebrew subtitles), anything will help make the movie fit one disc.
     
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    you beat me to the post, Oriphus!
     
  9. hm1

    hm1 Regular member

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    Cheers guys

    I'll take your advice and try it.

    by the way when will DVD-9 be available.

    I just want to burn the entire thing on one disc for now.

    Thanks
     

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