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how can i fit a 6.7gb dvd onto a 4.7gb disc

Discussion in 'DVD±R for advanced users' started by funky1, Jan 13, 2003.

  1. funky1

    funky1 Guest

    can anybody help me,ive just purchased a dvd drive,a dvd rw drive,the latest copy of nero,but try as i might i cant fit a dvd onto a 4.7gb disc.am i just being thick?
     
  2. baabaa

    baabaa Active member

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    Nope ur not thick,we all have to start somewhere.

    1.dvd is not actually 4.7Gb even though it says it is.The magic figure u need to remember is 4.38GB +/- 0.02GB.

    The process is simple to express but the in's and out's r more complexed.

    Process.
    rip the dvd (decrypt)into IFO/BUP/VOB
    If the total file size is near(BELOW) 4.38Gb great.
    This can be burned using nero UDF/ISO mode.

    If the total file size is more than 4.38GB then extra processing is required.
    Strip unwanted extras/subtitles/menus.This will reduce the filesize.If everything is stripped so just the movie is left and is still over 4.38Gb then u need to re-encode.
    and then burn back.
    tools required(basic)
    ripping software - (dvd decryptor/smartripper)
    process for stripping - (ifoedit)
    re-encoding - (TMPGenc/c.c.e)
    Burning software - (Nero,record max,instantcd/dvd)

    U r in a big pond when u talk about dvd backups.
    Good guides r available on vcdhelp.com and also seamonkeys site which you shall find in this forum.

    Happy doing.
     
  3. funky1

    funky1 Guest

    you are my hero!
    no doubt i`ll need your help again.
    i`ve just spent 3 days getting my head around ps2 backups,so here`s to another few sleepless nights.thanx
     
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    baabaa Active member

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    ur gonna have some fun now.

    Welcome to rocket science.
     

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