Handbrake then what program?

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  1. Krispy162 macrumors regular

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    I used handbrake to back up the dvd to my computer. What program do i use to compress it down to fit in a single layer dvd?

    After handbrake the file size is like 7.5. What's my next step?
     
  2. JG271 macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure I'm afraid. There is an option on the handbrake main page to set a target filesize.
     
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    If that's the size, that's the size. If you're doing a straight DVD rip, the disk was obviously dual-layer, so you'll need a dual-layer disk.
     
  4. Krispy162 thread starter macrumors regular

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    So there's no way to compress it to single layer like you can on windows OS?
     
  5. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    If you're ripping the DVD to the VIDEO_TS format and the size is too big for a single layer DVD, then you can use a program called DVD2one to "smallerize" it to fit.

    If you're encoding the DVD to a MP4 format, etc... than that won't help you.
     
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  7. Krispy162 thread starter macrumors regular

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    What i want to do is rip a dvd to the video ts folder. When i tried Handbrake it didn't create any video ts folders but a mp4 which is probably to put on your ipod. That's not what i'm trying to do. I want to get them on dvds..

    What progs do you suggest

    Will toast 6 titanium do that? Or only the purchased version?
     
  8. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    Moonie, you know all the tricks for video BS.:) I'll just PM you next time I have troubles. Fought like hell w. Dark Knight and then found your blurb - after loosing two nights sleep farting around on my own.:eek:
     
  9. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    What I want to know is what movie is that large, and why is it that large?
     
  10. Krispy162 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Narnia 2
     
  11. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    Wow, that's weird. My "King Kong" Directors cut is like 3 hours long, yet comes in at about 3.8 gb using the old Apple TV preset (2.5 mbps) in HB.
     
  12. Krispy162 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I must be doing something wrong. This is my first time trying... lol

    I'll have to re try. So let me ask you.....
    I use handbrake and i can use the apple tv preset but it doesnt do a video ts folder right? So then how would i burn it to a dvd? to use in a standalone?
     
  13. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    Oh, I see what you're doing. I thought you were using HB to transcode your DVD to an MPEG-4 file. You're ripping the DVD to disk. What you need next is DVD2OneX (DTOX), which can shrink the rip to fit a single layer DVD. It does so by changing the bit rate (and reducing the quality of the video).
     
  14. Krispy162 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Okay so i can use handbrake and the apple tv setting to rip it to my computer then i can use either dvd2onex or toast 9 titanium to shrink?

    Am i getting this right? Or do i need to do something that creates a Video ts instead of a mp4?
     
  15. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    No - sorry, let me clarify:

    1. Rip the DVD to your hard drive sans encryption. This can be done with MacTheRipper (and I think Fairmount, but I've not tried it). This preserves the DVD file structure and should be an exact copy of what's on the DVD, except the copy protection should be removed.

    2. Use DTOX to shrink the ripped DVD to fit a single-layer DVD. DTOX has a preset for this. You can shrink the entire DVD, or just the main title. (It's been a while since I've done this.)
     
  16. Krispy162 thread starter macrumors regular

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    okay! I'm off to work but when i get back i'll try and report my progress!
     
  17. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    Yeah, the Dark Knight stumped me for a few minutes. I'm glad I was able to help.
     

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