a real DVD backup question (not how do i burn dvd's)

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  1. d-fi macrumors member

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    Hello

    i want to backup my all my DVD's but i want to keep as much quality as possible. So what i want to do is strip out all of the 'extras', menus, warning messages, extra soundtracks and so on. All in hopes that i can get the size down pass the 4.7 gig mark and even if it's bigger then that at least it will require less re-encoding thus a better quality movie.

    The end goal here is to have a disk that i can put in a DVD player, press play and the movie starts.

    Now i have found a lot of PC programs that can be used to do this but what i've been having trouble finding is a Mac program that will do the same thing.

    Does anyone know of anything that might do the job? even if i have to use X11 to use a unix based program.

    Thanks
     
  2. live4ever macrumors 6502a

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  3. krimson macrumors 65816

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    DVD2OneX will do it, but good luck NOT lower the resolution to fit 4.4GB, as most of your space taken in a 6-7gb DVD is the movie itself (from what i've seen).

    Wait til the dual layer DVD-R's come out. That's your best option if you refuse to lower resolution.
     
  4. Laslo Panaflex macrumors 65816

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    You are right it is impossible to not lower the resolution using DVD2oneX, but the results of fitting it onto a DVD-5 aren't that bad. In my experiences most DVD-9 movies are not encoded in variable bit-rate, so there is alot of useless used information. DVD2oneX reincodes it in varible, so where scenes where there is less action is takes up less data.

    That's how I think it works at least, if I am wrong please let me know. Anyway, I have never really been disapointed with the quality of my recompressed DVD's.
     
  5. BrianKonarsMac macrumors 65816

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    not going to happen. at most you'll cut out a few hundred megabytes...which will hardly affect the quality. i personally notice no loss in quality, DVD's are already compressed, and the additional compression isn't noticeable IMO.
     

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