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Old 07-06-2004, 02:27 PM   #1
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Burning DVD's in K3B - space issues

I'm trying to copy one of my DVD's since the master disk is starting to look all scratched, and since it's disk one of the Collector's Edition of "Fellowship", I'd like to be able to watch it.

However, when I pull up K3B to burn it, and select "copy DVD", I get the following error message:

"The source DVD seems to be too large (6.9 GB) to make its contents fit on a normal writable DVD media which may have a capacity of approximately 4.3 Gigabytes."

Now, this is my first DVD Burner, so I'm probably completely wrong with what I'm about to say, but isn't 4.3G the only size you can buy as far as DVD-R or DVD-RW goes? Is the data contained on the source disk supposed to be somehow compressed to make it fit on a 4.3G disk?

K3b Version: 0.11.9
KDE Version: 3.2.2-6 Red Hat
QT Version:  3.3.2

Wow... I sure do post a bunch of questions here....

Last edited by [42]Sanf0rd; 07-06-2004 at 02:28 PM.
Old 07-06-2004, 04:56 PM   #2
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The only way i know that you can copy dvd's for "backup" or whatever you want them for is to :


1. Install Wine. Then install DVDShrink


2. Manually rip the video to your hard drive with Transcode and DVDRip and start editing the video to make it smaller. Credits, menu' all has to go. You might even have to resize the video to fit on the dvd.

Obviously Option 1 is a lot easier and probably much faster.
Old 07-07-2004, 03:06 AM   #3
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The medium that you are refering to is DVD-RAM or DVD+R (dual layer) which capacity is double of that DVD-R/DVD-RW/DVD+R/DVD+RW.


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