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Help needed & appreciated with a DVD Shrink error message

Discussion in 'DVD Shrink forum' started by phoenixmg, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. phoenixmg

    phoenixmg Regular member

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    I'm trying to back up the extended version of Sin City. It's a 2 disc set. I was able to back up the 2nd disc after using DVD Fab Decrypter first without a problem. I tried the same procedure with disc 1 and I keep getting a message saying that the media that I'm using doesn't have enough space for the process. It says that I'd need a dual-layer blank disc. What's going on? The other disc had roughly as much data as the first and I was able to use a regular blank DVD. Has anyone else had this problem? Thanks in advance for any info towards solving this problem.
     
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    So are you using Shrink after DVDFab Decrypter? You only mentioned DVDFab?

    Are you positive the second disk was a DVD9 and not just a DVD5?

    If you're indeed compressing with Shrink, try outputing an ISO or folder of files the first time around and then try to shrink that folder to your desired target size.
     
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    phoenixmg Regular member

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    I used DVDFab Decrypter before DVD Shrink. What's the difference between the 2 types? How would I do the steps you suggested? Thanks for your help.
     
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    DVD5 is just a DVDS that is single layered and holds aout 4.5GB of data. A DVD9 is a double layered disk that holds about 8.5GB of data. Most commercial movies are on double layered disks. Sometimes extras can be on a DVD5 and not a DVD9 disk.

    In DVD Shrink insteead of burning create either an ISO image file or a hard disk folder as the output. You then use that image file or folder as the input to a second attempt at compression by DVD Shrink. It is unusual for Shrink's algoritms to not be able to compress sufficiently the first time, but not unheard of.
     
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    Thanks. I'll give that a try and post my progress.
     

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