I sense samlar’s polite reaction to the impracticality of what you are suggesting. And I agree.
The shortest movies on DVD are 4GB in size. All Disney movies are dual layer or about 8GB in size, but lets just take 4GB as an example. You [I]cannot[/I] compress that to a 700 MB cd … using very rough numbers, it’s about 1/6th the size. You would be throwing away somewhere around 84% of the data on your original DVD. Clone DVD’s meter would read about 16% which would definitely qualify all of your backups as comedies. This is way beyond impractical. Your backups would look [I]horrible[/I]! This is not a working backup solution to the [I]inevitable [/I] event that your HDD would [I]will fail [/I] someday anyway. And you have wasted all that ripping to storage labor.
No disrespect intended (seriously) but the whole industry of backing up the movies we buy onto DVD recordable media was invented to provide the exactly solution you are trying to accomplish. If you don’t mind the nudge, just buy a DVD player, make backups onto DVD media, stash the originals away where the kids can’t get at them and play the backups like everyone else.