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Old 09-06-2008, 09:05 AM   #1
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Burning DVD video content to a CD


Hi,
I was wondering if it was possible to burn DVD video content to a normal CD-R(W), by scaling down the content to fit within 700MB and putting it in the right format, and then play it on a regular DVD player hooked to a TV? Will most DVD players do this, or not?

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Old 09-06-2008, 10:53 AM   #2
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Yes, it can be done. The format for the disk is VCD. You would lose a lot of quality and would also lose any "features" because VCD does not support menus.

You would first have to rip the DVD to get the track you want...eg the main movie...as an mpeg format then k3b can burn the mpeg as a VCD.
 
Old 09-07-2008, 08:02 AM   #3
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I don't understand why you want to copy a DVD to a CD and play it in a standalone DVD player. You can directly copy a DVD to another DVD using k9copy.

Alternatively you can use k9copy to rip many DVDs to avi and then copy them as they are in a single DVD. This way you will a DVD with many movies.

Most modern DVD players support xvid video btw.
 
Old 09-07-2008, 02:18 PM   #4
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Because I don't have a DVD burner.
 
Old 09-07-2008, 03:10 PM   #5
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If you have one that supports xvid, it's very easy, if not, then burn a VCD or SVCD.

Don't have a DVD burner ? Why not buy one ?
 
Old 09-08-2008, 08:16 AM   #6
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Because I don't have a DVD burner.
Sorry, I didn't think of that.

Anyway if your DVD player supports xvid, k9copy I mentioned above will do the job you want. You can rip the DVD into xvid and then copy it to a cd using k3b. Read your DVD player's specifications to see if xvid is supported.

if not you can create a VCD with k3b.
 
  


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