DVD burning software

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  1. KilGil27 macrumors regular

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    is there a program that allows you to change the size of the dvd file when it's copied so that it can fit on a single layer dvd? Like, if you're trying to burn a disc that is 5.3 gigs big, you can lower the quality to fit on a 4.7 gig dvd? Unless there is a way to do that with mac the ripper or handbreak?
     
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  3. NJuul macrumors 6502

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    If you use Toast, it can do this, just click "fit to disc". Othervise, DVD2OneX as suggested is pretty good and cheaper than Toast.
    Handbrake rip to avi, so these files will be much smaller and easily fit on a DVD, but they may not play in your DVD player.
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    If it's a protected disc you're going to need to rip it first.

    Popcorn 2 can handle fit to disc resizing just fine. I'm unsure about Burn though.
     
  5. barr08 macrumors 65816

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    The best burning method I have found, for any DVD, is a combination of the following:

    Mactheripper to rip it to a 7gig video_ts file
    DVD2OneX to compress said file to 4.7gig
    Toast to burn it onto a DVD.

    There are some good forums that explain this process. Its very easy, and takes only a little over an hour to do in full, even though it uses three different apps. I'll poke around for an explanation on the process, and if I can't find one, I'll write one up myself when I get home from work and post it here.
     
  6. KilGil27 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, no need to find an explaination, I understand. Thanks for all the help
     
  7. barr08 macrumors 65816

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    Cool. PM me if you have any issues.
     
  8. Heath macrumors regular

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    Ffmpegx has this capability as well, takes a little legwork to get up and running, but does the job.
    ffmpegx
     
  9. risc macrumors 68030

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    Wow that's a lot of apps. Personally I just use Fast DVD Copy it does all of that from a single app.
     
  10. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    You can replace these two with Popcorn and save some $$$

    Also twice the cost of MTR + Popcorn...
     
  11. risc macrumors 68030

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    I have never had a problem paying for top quality software, maybe others do? I'll stick to my single app you can do it however you wish. I'm just pointing out what I think is the best option.
     
  12. GITANAJAVA macrumors regular

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    That pretty much killed an otherwise interesting conversation, didn't it? :mad:
     
  13. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Duly noted and saved to my webarchive files of soon-to-be-useful info! ;)
     

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