DVD merging for backup

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Fiveos22, Mar 19, 2006.

  1. Fiveos22 macrumors 65816

    Fiveos22

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    #1
    I am backing up my dvd collection and I have a bunch of old school dvds...the kind where the movie is only ~2 gigs. The burner I have right now is a single layer burner and I want to be as economical with discs as possible, so I want to put two movies (essentially 2 VIDEO_TS folders) onto one disc that is playable in a dvd player.

    How would I go about doing this?

    My to-do list looks like this:
    Copy DVD to hard drive (check)
    Compress movies so that 2 movies sum to 1 SL Dvd (will be done soon)
    Burn the two VIDEO_TS folders onto one DVD and add a small menu to select between features on a dvd player (no clue)


    Thanks for any suggestion you may be able to offer
     
  2. Jovian9 macrumors 68000

    Jovian9

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    DVD2OneX is the software you could use to combine to video_ts folders. this is assuming you have already ripped the dvd's to your Mac. DVD2OneX will compress the movies for you to be able to fit onto 1 DVD. You would then use Toast to burn it.

    http://www.dvd2one.com/
     
  3. bigandy macrumors G3

    bigandy

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    you could use MPEG Streamclip to extract the video files and then Toast to build a new DVD with menus (or iDVD or DVDSP4)... that's what i'd do...

    ;)
     

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