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Is there a free program that I can use to compress a single layer 4.7gb blank dvd to a 8.5gb size?

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Just so I have it correctly as I think you may have it a bit backwards. You wouldn't have to compress a 4.7gb to be able to fit it all on a 8.5gb...(9.4gb) You may have to compress a DL disk to be able to fit all of the contents on a smaller 4.7gb disk. There is such a program out there that will do this. i.e. give you the ability to "backup" purchased copies of your dvd collection. The program that can do this is called DVD Shrink. I believe you can find this at www.download.com The program also allows you to re-author the disk to only include the movie and not all of the extras.

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Posted on Sep 08, 2008

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Its illegal for anyone to provide serial keys for programs that have retail values set on them its Pirating
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http://www.softpedia.com/get/CD-DVD-Tools/CD-DVD-Rip-Other-Tools/DVD-Shrink.shtml
DVD Shrink and DVD Decrypter are two programs that can be used to backup DVDs.
DVD Shrink reduces dual-layer DVDs in size so that they fit on single, blank DVD media.
DVD Decrypter is used to burn that file to disc after the video has been authored in DVD Shrink.
Open DVD Shrink, click "Full Disc" on the toolbar, then insert your DVD into the disc drive.
Click "Open Disc," then select the DVD drive, and click "OK."
Click "Main Movie," then remove any "Audio" or "Subpicture" (subtitle) streams that you don't need by disabling the tick boxes.

Click the "Extras," and decide if you want to remove any.
If you do, set the "Video" drop-down menu to "Still Image."
Click "Backup" then select "Create an ISO image" from the "Select backup target" drop-down menu.
Select "Browse" and then choose a temporary location for your ISO image to be stored.
Click "Quality Settings," and make sure "Compress video with high..." is selected.
Click "OK." Close DVD Shrink when the ISO image has been created.
Open DVD Decrypter, click "Mode," then "ISO," then "Write W."
Click the folder icon and locate the ISO created with DVD Shrink. Insert a blank DVD, and then click the burn button in the bottom-left.
You will now have backed up your home movie DVD.

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How to Rip/Copy a DVD to a Backup Image (ISO/MDS) using DVD Shrink


In this tip , I will show you how to backup your DVD's to your computer or to burn them to another disc using DVD Shrink. This is very useful if you have DVD's that YOU OWN but don't want the original to get damaged or if you would like to watch it on your PC.

Note that it is illegal to copy any DVD if your do not own the original. (Check your country's copyright laws)

Firstly , you will need the program. CLICK HERE to go to the download site.

For the program's main page CLICK HERE

DVD Shrink is freeware but if you want , you may make a donation which will help with the upkeep of the program by clicking HERE.

Once downloaded , insert your DVD into the DVD drive of your computer and open the program. Now click on the Open Disc icon and select the DVD you inserted into the drive from the drop down menu.

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In my case , I will be using a an original disc of a popular series. Press okay once you have selected the disc you want to backup. The disc will now be analyzed which should not take more than 5min.

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Once complete , the program will display the basic layout of the DVD.

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Here , you can choose to remove certian objects from the DVD to save space. Most comercial DVD's are written on single sided double layer DVD9 discs which can hold 8GB of video. You will probably want to write it to a normal 4.7Gb single sided single layer disc. For this to be possible , the quality of the video must be reduced. Thus , the more extra's you can remove , the more space will be available for video leading to better video quality. The program automatically adjusts the video to fit onto a 4.7 Gb disc.

For instance on the disc I have inserted , I decided to remove the director's comments as well as the Norwegian Subtitles to save space. It's never really necessary to remove the subtitles as they occupy very little space anyways.

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It's also not necessary to have more than one sound track on the disc. If you are going to be playing your DVD on your 5.1 sound system , there is no use for the 2.1 sound and you may remove it.

The aim is to get the compression ratio as big as possible as this will govern the quality of the backup.

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You can also edit the the movie in re author mode which can save much more space on the disc , but I will be demonstrating this in another tip to keep this one as simple as possible.

Once you are done unchecking unnecessary extra's on the disc , select the backup button.

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You will not get the backup dialog screen. Here you may choose how the disc is backed up and where the backup is stored. I prefer backing up to a ISO image file as I can either watch it on my PC using a virtual DVD drive like Deamon Tools Lite or write it to a disc later using most burning software. If you are using Nero burning software , you will be able to burn the disc directly from the following screen under the format options.

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Just below the "Backup Target" format , you may select where on your computer the file should be stored.

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When your done , select OK and the backup will start. This should take anywhere from 30min to 2h depending on the quality of the rip and the length of the video.

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Uncheck the "enable video preview" button to speed up the ripping process.

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You may burn this image with most burning software or on Windows Vista or later , simply double click on the image to burn it with the Windows Built in burner.

Please remember to rate this tip if you found it useful.

Kind Regards
StephanSA

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processor or equivalent, 1.6 GHz Intel® Pentium® IV processor or
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