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Which program to use to split a DVD9 to 2 DVD5s - complete with Menus & Xtras without compression

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  1. Debbs

    Debbs Member

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    Hi,
    I am trying to backup my original DVDs. All of them are DVD9. I want to be able to split the DVDs into 2 DVD5 disks, without compression, including the Menus & Extra Materials.

    I still don't have access to DVD9 media.

    Thanking you in advance
    Enjoy!
     
  2. babelfish

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    ok, this is what i have done for films where the extras are actually worth watching:

    :: go into dvd shrink
    :: take all the extras as still images
    :: leave main movie and main 5.1 audio intact -
    :: remove all else (unless it uses subtitles)
    :: burn
    :: repeat but set the main movie as a still image and keep the extras

    stick em in the dual disk dvd case and you have an extras disk and a movie disk...
     
  3. bbmayo

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    There is a guide at my website called [bold]<A Guide for 1:1 DVD backup while keeping menus fully functional: By Sadsac>[/bold] the link is in my signature. this way will keep your menus fully functional and allow you to keep the movie to no compression.

    I however like babelfish's idea of having the main movie on one disk and all the extras on another. For the bigger movies though you could still end up compressing your main movie a lot, but with most movies bablefish's method would be fine. :)
     
  4. arniebear

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    For longer movies you can also use DVD Fab a free program available with guide at this site

    http://www.mrbass.org/dvdfab/

    But I like babelfish's idea it is nice and easy.
     
  5. babelfish

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    as i say - if i have the option to have the movie compressed and keep menu or no compression on the movie i will always lose the movie... i didnt miss menus on VHS and i dont miss em now :)
     
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  7. Debbs

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    Hi
    Thx for the quick replies :). Will try out the suggestions u guys have come up with & let u know the result.

    bbMayo?
    yur 2 disk guide is awsome. thx

    Arniebear?
    Tried DVDfab - didn't help - 2 disks wasted :(

    Will check out DVD Remake too Dimad. but 1st i'll try out bbMayo's guide :).

    thx all for yur time & help :)
     
  8. Pony321

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    I agree that DVDRemake Pro is the most flexable but the learning curve is a bit steep if a person is new to all of this. I also use MenuEdit and Vobedit.

    When I bacckup the main menu and main movie to disc 1 and the menu plus extras on disc 2, I then need to edit the main menus on both discs since there are now buttons that no longer link to the excluded content.

     
  9. Debbs

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    How? How dyu do that Pony321? Dyu have a guide or someting which u can point me too 'cus I would like to do the same.

    thanking u in advance
    Enjoy!
     
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    There is another way to do this also which is fast and super easy.... Check out the guide at my website called <Create 1:1 copy using CloneDVD2> Link is in signature :)
     

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