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how do i get 7+ gigs on a 4.7 gig dvd -r or can I

Discussion in 'Video to DVD' started by TATTOOZIT, Jan 31, 2005.

  1. TATTOOZIT

    TATTOOZIT Member

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    first off i tried to search on this subject but i had no luck, maybe my search criteria sucks i dont know. anyway, my problem is that i am trying to back up a movie and when i rip it with dvd decrypter the movie it self is like 7+ gigs. how am i suppose to fit that on a 4.7 gig dvd-r? or do i have to use different media? or can it be shrunk somehow? any help is appreciated. just getting into backing up my collection, and dont understand the whole media difference thing. +, -, r, rw,

    i hate to sound like a total newb but hey...please be kind. if you can show me to a thread also that might help, much appreciated..


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    DVDShrink to fit 1 dvdr.
     
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    i have that program, do i have to set somekind of setting?

    perhaps someone can point me to a turorial or thread?
    okay i found a tutorial, but it doesnt really help me too much, in dvd shrink the bar that shows the size of the video ha a bit of red. this means it wont fit on a reg. dvd-r, am i right? in this case what should i do? should i try double layer disk? will that help?
     
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    rebootjim Active member

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    Slide the bar down, until it's not red any more.
    You could use a DL disk, with NO compression at all.
     
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    DL? thats double layer right? can i burn a double layer disk with a dvd+-r/rw drive? sorry if it sounds like a dumb question. guess i need to do a bit more reading.
     
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    Your DVD Burner needs to be able to burn DL disks. Just look up your model online to see it's specs.

    Also look at the top of your browser and find the Guides tab. It has everything you need.
     
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    actually it is a: Artec DVD+/-RW Dual

    will this burn double layer?
     
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    Here are your DVD burner features. Burning a D/L is not one of them.

    Features:

    DVD+R/RW: 12x (record), 4x (rewrite), 12x (read)
    DVD-R/RW: 8x (record), 4x (rewrite), 12x (read)
    CD-RW: 40x (record), 24x (rewrite), 40x (read)
    Fast write speed of 12x equivalent 40x CD drives
    Excellent compatibility with DVD-Players and DVD-ROM drives
    Equipped with "SuperLink"
    High-Speed background formatting function
    Large variety of bundled software for home entertainment
    Support recording capacity up to 4.7GB
    V.A.R.S. - Vibration Acoustic Reduction System
    Double Deck Damper Design for noise and vibrations absobent
    Better engineered for Air Flotation to reduce temperature
     
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    thanks scuba...
     
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    Run it through shrink.
    If it still won't fit, run it through again.
    No real harm in shrinking it twice :D
     
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