How do i copy an 8 GB DVD to a 4 GB DVD?

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#1

I have i think a double layer DVD that hold about 7.3 GB. And i have a 4GB blank DVD that i want to use to copy that double layer DVD. How can i do that, will i have to make 2 dvd for 1 original dvd or can i compress the 7.3 GB so that it will fit in the 4GB disk? (these are my DVDs, i am not doing anything illegal with them). thanks.


#2

Use DVD Decrypter to rip to your Hard Drive, then use DVD Shrink to compress to a Single Layer DVD.


#3

What about the quality of the video, will it change?


#4

of course the quality will change. Transcoding with a one-click-converter is fast, but the video could get artefacts. Especially when you want to shrink the whole dvd.

You would get better quality when taking a programm which uses a MPEG encoder for converting instead of simple downsampling of the Video. But of course it will not be that fast.


#5

If you prefer quality over speed you might want to try the free version of DVD Rebuilder. The link is in my signature.


#6

You should also consider eliminating the extras. I usually back up ‘Movie Only’ with one soundtrack and get a disk that has minimal (or no) compression and plays automatically when I put it in the player. Sort of reminds me of Video Cassettes…