Can you use two 4.7 disks for quality

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#1

I am up and running and doing backup DVDs on my Sony DWD22a using DShrink and DCrypter.

Quality is acceptable, at the level of a good VHS tape.

The main compromise on quality :slight_smile: with this setup is the degree of compression, correct? So, is it possible (and practical) to use two 4.7s with no compression?

Or, if I burn the movie only, can I get that on one 4.7?

Thanks for the Newbie forum.


#2

I would try the movie only. But yes I believe you can use 2 4.7 discs.


#3

Good question, More comments appreciated :rolleyes:
Would Nero or DShrink do this and how would it be set up?

thx :slight_smile:


#4

Use DVD shrink and, for the first disc, replace the main movie with a Still Image and use the crop tool to reduce the time. The still image (which for lack of a better program, I just use Paint) can say something like "insert disc 2 for the main movie). Then, on disc 2, reauthor it so only the main movie is there.


#5

I read somewhere in a post (don’t know where exactly) that there are people who prefer putting it on 2 discs, rather than accepting a loss of quality. There was a program that can do this easily…


#6

Sorry, just checked DVD Shrink on my other PC and found out that you can’t change the time of the movie (or still image, if you’ve replaced the movie with a still image) if you are in ‘full disc’ mode. So, the image will last as long as the movie. Still reduces the size significantly.


#7

You can use the chapter selection in DVD Shrink to just split the movie. Of course you lose the menus and extras but don’t lose quality to compression. I am unclear on your first statement of
“Quality is acceptable, at the level of a good VHS tape”
I have no quality issues with shrink unless the compression is beyond 70%, then I just split the movie to 2 discs. Hope this helps.