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Old Jan 10, 2013, 07:37 PM   #1
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Blu-Ray Backup

Been trying to compress a 50gb blu-ray to 25gb disc. someone recommended DVDFab but i've been reading some reviews that the compression dvdfab does to the blu-ray is not always very good?

anyone have experience with this software? other recommendations?

i also have MakeMKV and Handbrake but all i need to know is the best way to compress the main film on the blu-ray to fit on a 25gb disc with as little loss of quality as possible.

tips?

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Old Jan 10, 2013, 07:57 PM   #2
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handbrake?
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take an empty pop can, place it on the floor, smash it flat, now try to pull it back to how it was.
see how it looks like crap? that's called compression
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 08:04 PM   #3
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i dont know how to use handbrake other than the usual presets like "apple tv 3" or whatever. and that compresses the video down considerably because the movie will go from a 25gb file to a 6gb file.

what i want is to just copy the movie from one disc to the other with as little compression as possible.

if i rip the film with MakeMKV is there a handbrake setting that lets me compress the file as little as possible so it will fit on a 25GB disc?
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Why do you need a backup on disc format? Most devices will happily play the ripped / compressed file without need to go down the 'burn to disc route'....

Also you can easily set up 1920x1080 or 1280x720 handbrake profiles. If you can rip a disc or burn a disc the level of technical expertise needed to change a few small settings in Handbrake is little.

Unless of course there is an ulterior motive necessitating ripping and burning a copy.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 09:27 AM   #5
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i dont have any ulterior motives. my question was simple. I wanted to know if anyone here uses DVDFab for compression and if they recommend it.

if you're suggesting im making illegal copies of movies i'm not. i own a physical copy of the movie i'm trying to copy, but i dont like lending out my original movies to friends as i never ever ever get them back.

i dont think i need to go into a whole explanation... i just wanted simple helpful advice.
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