shrink DVD file size

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  1. insan56 macrumors member

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    i burned a few DVD's to my harddrive and now i want to burn them to a blank DVD. each movie is like 7 GB and i dont want to have to buy the Dule Layer DVD's so does anyone know of a good program that will shink the file size but wont do much dammage to the picture quality or get rid of the good sound?
    thanx
     
  2. Artful Dodger macrumors 68020

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    Hi, you will need either DVD2oneX or Popcorn to compress the video. Both are about the same price but I use DVD2oneX(DTOX) and I like it very much but if you have or will be getting Toast 7, Popcorn comes with that.
    Any more Q's just ask ;)
     
  3. insan56 thread starter macrumors member

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    sweet, thanks but do you know of any free software?
     
  4. cgratti macrumors 6502a

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    I use Mac the Ripper and DVD2OneX. Mac the Rippers rips the DVD into VOB files and DVD2OneX compresses the video.

    There is virtually no noticable degredation to the human eye when you compress the DVDs.

    Of course I only duplicate movies that I create or own.:D
     
  5. Artful Dodger macrumors 68020

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    Free...yes but I've never used them. I know that this link should help and read the stickies (lots of info).
    http://www.videohelp.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=9

    Side note: DVD2oneX is around $30-40 US but that's just FYI if you want to go down that path ;)
     
  6. khisayruou macrumors 6502a

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    nope..keep that pc in handy!
     
  7. khisayruou macrumors 6502a

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    Free?!?!?!? Where?!?!? <franticly reading posts...> :eek:

    Alright...I see no free way to do this.
     
  8. cgratti macrumors 6502a

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    There are some free ways, you just need to know where and how to start going about it.
     
  9. adk macrumors 68000

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    Just shell out for popcorn. I got it on newegg.com for $30 in june.
     
  10. neocell macrumors 65816

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    As for sound quality, I know DVD2oneX doesn't compress the sound, so it's as good as the original, don't know about popcorn/toast 7, but I'd image it would be the same. Sorry no knowledge of free ones.
     
  11. Artful Dodger macrumors 68020

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    Look at the link in my post two down as I believe one was free (check the stickies as some people have links in the tutorials and if I remember some were free but maybe not anymore).
    Okay there was a program that could be used in OS 9 that was free but it is no longer listed on anyones stickies so the best bet is DVD2oneX or Popcorn. Sorry for the confusion khisayruou ;) I was thinking about HandBrake.
     
  12. insan56 thread starter macrumors member

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    ok thanx for the addice!... i would move them to my PC but i dont have a way of doing that since i dont have a external HD
     

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