DVD merging for backup

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

  1. Fiveos22 macrumors 65816


    Nov 20, 2003
    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


    Feb 19, 2003
    Planet Zebes
    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.

  3. bigandy macrumors G3


    Apr 30, 2004
    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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