I am trying to backup a legal tvshow disc that I own as a test. I open dvdfab and choose the custom option. I removed all the alternate languages and preserved the menu. I tried first with vobs and it made over 6gb of vobs. I than tried saving to iso and its 5.8gb. It will not fit to a 4.7gb disc.
What is causing this and does anyone know how to fix it?
How many episodes are on the disc and how long are they? If it has 4 episodes of a 1 hour show (45 minutes without commercials), the individual episodes are typically 1.5-1.7 GB each, X4=6-6.8 GB for all 4. Look at the original using explorer and see how many 1 GB VOBs there are. Also, the menus on some TV discs are huge, try turning them off in Customize. I suspect your original is a DVD9, but you can make it fit on a DVD5 with compression.
It is the Sopranos Season 2 - Disc 4. It is dvd-9 and I chose dvd5 quality. There are 3 full episodes on the disc. There seems to be 6 0.99gb vobs and one 427mb.
CloneDVD2 I know is able to compress it just fine. I wanted to give another app a try though because clonedvd can sometimes be slow. I would like to keep the menus. If DVDfab platinum can’t compress to under 4.37gb than I guess I will have to stick with clonedvd from slysoft.