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DVD size

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by MariaDVD, Jul 17, 2002.

  1. MariaDVD

    MariaDVD Guest

    Hi,

    my blank DVD is 4.7 GB, and the DVD I want to copy is 7.7GB. Is there ANY way to copy this DVD on a smaller capacity blank DVD, even if it means "cutting off" some parts?

    Are there larger capacity blank DVds out there?

    Thanks
     
  2. dRD

    dRD I hate titles Staff Member

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    *sigh*...

    First of all, your disc is actually 4.36GB, the 4.7GB they claim on the label is b.s.

    Secondly, please use the "Search messages" to find the discussions that cover this area pretty well -- there are basically various situations for each different type of movie (some movies fit to 4.36GB once you strip out extras / stuff, some movies don't and need to be either split to two discs or re-encoded with TMPGEnc or ReMPEG2).
     
  3. ScubaPete

    ScubaPete Senior member

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    MariaDVD,
    Here ya go little Darlin' de old guy here will give ya a "Cookin'" lesson :)

    This “Newbie Starter Recipe” is for the most part, is as a complete a package as anyone could wish It’s most outstanding plus factor, it only has 2 parts just 2.

    It's second great factor, the guides are picture-by-picture, step-by-step, easy-as-pie.

    We will start our dish with a main ingredient of DVD Shrink 3.0 Beta 5 –
    It's FREE, can do almost everything you could wish in as few as 3 steps - It will rip your movies (gets rid of that “pesky” copy write protection thingy ;-) in generally 20 to 30 minutes, it can be used for your smaller DVD-5’s and it also allows you to compress your larger DVD-9's to the necessary 4.36GB in order to insure a nice burn without encroaching onto the very edge of the disc.

    “But wait there’s MORE !!”

    For our friends with just a CD burner to work with, this compression thingy can be used to shrink all but your larger DVD-9’s to a size small enough to split and burn onto 2 CD’s in a mini-DVD format. (We’re talkin’ a pretty fair picture here because we’re still working with our VIDEO_TS BUP, VIDEO_TS IFO, and VIDEO_TS VOB files. ;-) Using CD’s now our cost is pennies a movie, how good is good ?

    One of the super good guys here on the forum named Afonic has put together a FANTASTIC, can’t be simpler, guide for you with the antsy CD burners to use and here it is: http://users.auth.gr/~ichatzim/minidvd.htm

    (Taking a second to grab a breath before shouting out, like that late night
    info-mercial announcer ;-))

    “But wait there’s MORE !!”

    For those who like the backups “Their way” (a US colloquium, referring to a hamburger from Burger King) it also allows you to tailor your DVD’s. To keep in or remove menus, Director’s comments, extras and trailers (re-author) PLUS it provides you with a nice neat VIDEO_TS folder for you, perfect to have Nero version 6.0.0.23 burn for you.

    (Now it’s time to mix in the second and last part ;-)

    “OK” you say, wondering why the old guy is sayin’ “Nero 6”.

    It’s that mini-DVD thing I mentioned, it’s right there as a choice under the CD heading.
    That’s my reason why, for those who wish to burn CD’s that will play in 90% of the stand-alone DVD players and all Windows PC’s. I also feel that Nero is a top-notched burning program.

    Nero 5.5 is good if you’re not interested in mini-DVD’s or consider RecordNow Max ver.4.5 or CloneDVD both are excellent alternative choices. Actually, I use CloneDVD a lot, I like to watch the sheep animation but it doesn’t have that mini-DVD thing included – so that’s why I recommend Nero 6 as the second “must have” starter program.

    A complete DVDShrink program download and step-by-step guide can be downloaded from –
    http://www.chrismccann.co.uk/DVD_Shrink_v3_beta5.htm

    A 30 day, free, fully functional Nero 6 download can be had here:
    http://www.nero.com/us/631939541422774.php



    It's a powerful program, easy to use -
    Give it a quick try, you'll have a perfect burn this afternoon, really –

    Enjoy, “P”
     
  4. spetra

    spetra Member

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    What happens after the 30 day free nero expires? Can it be re-installed?
     
  5. Nephilim

    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    Nope, you just buy it. I bought Nero 5.5 on ebay for ten bucks (factory disc w/license) and then updated it to version 5.5.10.54 which works beautifully. Not as facy as Nero 6 but it gets the job done.
     
  6. ScubaPete

    ScubaPete Senior member

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    There ya go -
    You can just do a "Google" for Nero and get version 6 for under $10.00
    "P"
     
  7. RWG

    RWG Regular member

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    Pete!

    Pray-tell where have you been? I've been feeling kinda lost knowing that I *might* be one of the oldest ole farts here. Good seeing ya, I gotta go clean out my card punch machine so I can punch out some code in Fortran and try it in my card reader.

    RWG
     
  8. ScubaPete

    ScubaPete Senior member

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    RWG,
    Seems that now I appear to be on dRD's shiet list -

    Glad ya droped me a line -

    Be good,ya hear,

    "P"
     

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