Compressing DVDs - Keep menus & extras?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by savar, Mar 23, 2007.

  1. savar macrumors 68000


    Jun 6, 2003
    District of Columbia
    I've been using Mac The Ripper for a while to put my DVDs onto my external drive (both for convenience of watching and as backup in case my discs are scratched or stolen). I'm running out of space now so heres what I want to do:

    Compress the DVD video in place, so that the video is still playable in DVD player software, but instead of 7-10 GB uses 1-2GB. What I'd like to do is be able to keep the menus and extras intact so that I can watch it like a normal disc.

    Is this possible? It seems possible in theory, to re-encode the DVD files at a lower rate MP4 video and make sure the filenames are the same, Would that work? Would I be able to burn the TS_VIDEO to a DVD and get a playable DVD?

    Couldn't find a thread here that discussed this already, thanks--
  2. PYR0M310N macrumors 6502a


    Aug 29, 2006
    Do you mean that you want to be able to compress the dvd's so that you could burn them onto a disc, in which case you either want to use DVD2One or Toast. This would give you an outpur of 4.3gb

    But i'm not sure how would you would compress to 1gb, and the quality would be pretty poor
  3. Sdashiki macrumors 68040


    Aug 11, 2005
    Behind the lens
    Most likely this is impossible.

    Even a completely solid color playing for about 2hrs is going to give you an .mpg2 video file over 1GB.

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