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Old 08-03-2005, 01:30 AM   #1
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Question How to store a 7.1 GB movie in a 4.3 GB DVD ??


I used dvdbackup ( to rip a DVD to my HD.

the movie has aprox. 7.1 GB (just in VOB files, besides BUP and INFO files).

I renamed the VOB files with MPEG extension, and ended up with a bunch of very large MPEG files. (too big to put them all in a single DVD)

Does somebody know what is the best way to store the whole movie in a single DVD without losing quality? or at least without losing DVD quality ?
(I would like to use a standalone dvd player to watch the movie)



I guess I should start by joining the mpegs in a single file:

cat file1.mpeg file2.mpeg | mencoder -aoc copy -voc copy -o output.mpeg

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Old 08-03-2005, 05:14 AM   #2
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Burn it to a dual layer dvd? It's almost 9 gigs of space on one disk, but pretty expensive.
Old 08-03-2005, 05:33 AM   #3
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hi "springshades", thanks for the suggestion.

I still haven't found the best answer, but for those interested in the topic. I found more info related (using google) in this thread :

DVD-9 to DVD-5 guide

btw, according to:

DVD-5 is an acronym that means a DVD disc that is one-sided single-layer disc and can contain upto 4.38 gigabytes of data on it.
DVD-5 DVD-Video discs are nice, because DVD writers (this applies to both, DVD-R and DVD+R standards) can only write single layer discs.

DVD-9: One form of DVD discs that means a single-sided dual-layer DVD disc. DVD-9 can hold approximately 7.95 gigabytes of data

Old 08-03-2005, 06:18 AM   #4
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You have to compress the dvd. Try using DVDshink under WINE.
Heres how i do it
1) use dvdbackup to extract dvd to harddrive
2) compress extracted dvd using DVDshrink
3) Burn dvd using K3B.

ps. i beleive the aspi errors under wine have been solved so step one might now not be necessary.

Hope this helps


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