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What form of a file should I save it as when burning?

Discussion in 'DVD Shrink forum' started by chueh, Jun 19, 2015.

  1. chueh

    chueh Newbie

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    Once I saved the backup of a DVD into the hard disk of my computer, I tried burning it into a CD as DATA, which was I usually did in the past. Since I would watch the film with VLC, I thought that I did not need to make a DVD disk of DVD shrink files. However, this time, the file was exceeding the capacity of the CD disk. I am not sure why it was so big, yet that seems to be the problem lately. I don't even remember if I changed the method or what, but the DVD shrink file size are usually big now (I have not using DVD shrink or burning the files into CD disks for a while).

    Anyway, other than burning the files into DATA, what other forms can I use to burn the backup files created by DVD Shrink?

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    scorpNZ Active member

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    Check forum for dvdshrink tuts.Assuming that's the program your using,if it isn't then find the tutorial for whatever program.Personally why bother wasting discs when you can convert the movie to mp4 or mkv
     
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    chueh Newbie

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    Thanks scorpNZ. That's a good point. What format is a DVD? I have a converting program that converts MOV, AVI, WMV, and such into others, but I have never thought about how to convert a DVD into MP4. How can I go about doing it. It does make things easier and less waste...
     
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    As time consuming as it is,i ripped all the individual dvd titles of mine to hdd using dvd shrink to extract the movie & any extra's i wanted.At the same time i used the "cut front & end credits",i did this to reduce not only the file sizes of all selected individual dvd titles ,but to also at the same time allow for a better quality encode once i made my mkv's of each title,as personally i see no point in encoding the intro credits as well as outro,plus i prefer just to get straight into the movie

    each dvd was ripped to individual dvd folders.Since i use xbmc/kodi each dvd was also separated to movie named named sub folders & named cd1 (movie) then cd2,cd3 etc for the bonus content,this allows auto play of the next part of that particular dvd if i want to view the bonus content

    for me i used vidcoder to do the conversion,as it allows hands on configuration by using fixed file size as i needed each main movie to be under 4gb in size or it won't fit on a fat32 Formatted drive including using ffmpg as the encoder

    the format of a dvd is dvd
     
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    Thanks much scorpNZ. Your answers are very thorough. thanks for taking the time sharing your experience and knowledge with me
     

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