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zipping a VIDEO_TS dir for harddrive storage.

Discussion in 'Other video questions' started by NameJoe, Mar 18, 2005.

  1. NameJoe

    NameJoe Member

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    Would it be worth wild to compress a VIDEO_TS folder to save space ?

    I have a few DVDs i would like to leave on my harddrive for long term storage and would like to compress them smaller then 4.35GB

    Is there any compression tool that would do this ?
    Once they are compressed, i will not need to access them (for a while) and at that point i would just uncompress them.
    I do not want to use Shrink's (or any thing like that) custom settings cause i want to the quality of the DVD as it is now.

    Would zipping or Raring work ?
    If possable would like to cut the size in half.

    Thanks for any suggestions.



     
  2. nownthen

    nownthen Regular member

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    Win zip or rar should compress your video with no problems.
     
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    zipping or raring should work, although I don't know how much smaller they will compress, as mpeg-2/4 files are already heavily compressed to begin with.
     
  4. NameJoe

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    Thanks.

    I did try Raring and that did nothing (could be the version i have or a setting). With WinZip i took a 4.35GB VIDEO_TS dir and compressed it to 4.03GB.
    It worked but not enough for me to do abunch of DVDs.

    If anyone else has ever compress a VIDEO_TS dir with a really good compression ratio, please post what app you used.

    Thanks again.
     
  5. edsloter

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    if you wish to compress just the video itself use the Huffyuv codec in virtual dub as it is lossless, then you can use that file later on to make a dvd, or why not just burn 2 dvds, one for watching and one for backup that would save you all the hdd space
     

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