DVD's Over 4.7 GB

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by elliotay, Nov 8, 2002.

  1. elliotay macrumors regular

    Jul 9, 2001
    Does anyone know how to make a copy of a DVD that's over 4.7GB? I've searched through http://www.macdvd.org/cgi-bin/Ultimate.cgi and couldn't find anything. I'd really like to be able to make a backup copy of one of my DVDs but it's over 4.7GB. Can anyone direct me to a site or explain to me how to do this?
  2. LethalWolfe macrumors G3


    Jan 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    You can't. The reason commercial DVDs are bigger (space wise) is because they have 2 layers of data. Currently no consumer DVD burner can burn two layers, and no consumer DVD blanks have more than one layer.


    EDIT: You're only options are to span the movie over 2 DVDs or compress it using DivX.
  3. elliotay thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 9, 2001
    I know that I was looking for info on how to span the DVD over 2 DVD's. That's what I don't know how to do.
  4. dynamicd macrumors 6502

    Jul 16, 2002
    It is possible burn a dvd movie that is longer than 4.7gb but you need two discs and you'll need vpc. First you will need dvdbackup which is for macs to backup the data. Then when you get vpc you'll probably want to run windows 2000 since xp is extremely slow. And when you're in windows turn all of the effects off and delete things that you won't use to make it run faster. For windows you'll need ifoedit. They have a website with manuals on how to use it. What this does is split the data into two so you can burn it onto two discs. After you use ifoedit you then burn the discs using toast. The only drawback is that using ifoedit in vpc takes forever. I've yet to do it but a friend of mine has many times. According to him, a version of ifoedit for mac is in the works and will make things a lot faster. You can try this thread... http://www.macdvd.org/ubb/Forum1/HTML/000103.html for some tips. Heres the ifoedit site... http://mpucoder.kewlhair.com/Derrow/ . Good luck, its not as hard as it may seem.
  5. MacBandit macrumors 604


    Aug 9, 2002
    Springfield, OR (Home of the Simpsons)

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