[quote=Kerry56;2175050]Someone must have moved this thread…now in the general Copy Movie section. Compression will effect quality as the others have said kenshireen, and some types of programs are better than others when there is a lot of compression to be applied.
If you only need a small amount, a transcoder like DVDShrink or DVDFab or Nero Recode is usually fine. If you need a lot of compression to fit onto a single layer dvd, I suggest using DVDRebuilder and the HC encoder. There is a free version available
The biggest downside to using encoders like HC is the fact that it will take longer.[/quote]
Thank you Kerry… I know this is a DVDFAB forum but I use both DVD shrink and the free version of Fab. Let me ask one addition question…
I am trying to learn.
I was using DVD shrink and selected “main movie”…size was 3.3G… I deselected all the audio except for English which was .4G.
I chose “no compression” since the total of the above was about 3.8.
When I hit the “backup button” I got a message that I needed to use compression otherwise the file would be too large to burn onto a single DVD. Even after compression it indicated space required 4.464M
Now, I am an accountant… and I know that 3.3 and .4 is less than 4.7
So please tell me why would I need to compress and where doe the 4.464M come from… No subtitles and only main movie