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Ive seen plenty of DVD images that are 4-5 GB in size easily, and some have managed to shrink there file size to exactly 700MB. I understand that extras and the such are cut out, however im sure that those files dont account for 3/4th the size of the disk. Is it compressed? With what codec/program?
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Do you need to reduce them to go on to CDR
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Nah, but down to that file size to save disk space.
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DVD Shrink overcomes this problem by compressing or "shrinking" the data from your original DVD.

http://www.dvdshrink.org/where.html
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Thank you, greatly appreciated :whistling:

Heh, wasnt sure if the movies were compressed or not.
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Basically they scan frames and only update the parts where something moved
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Hmm, while we're on the same topic, ive also a few AVI files thar are about 3-400MB a piece, only 30 minutes of footage. Im not sure what theyre compressed under, but I can use videodub to find out. I was wondering if I can compress that any further..
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You can try :whistling: Quart in to a pint pot

At 25 cents a disc you could keep the quality at DVD and easily earn the 25 cents in the time it takes to convert / compress
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lol, forgive my ignorance, but im confused..
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Quart in to a pint pot = English saying for two in to one

You could put the files on to DVDR and then delete them from the drive
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lol, makes a lot more sense now.

So further compression wouldnt be possible? Ive got a slew of the files,lol, id easily go through a 100pk in a flash.
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Also, I checked out that DVD shrink. The program looks great, but how would it handle series disks? Ive got a boxset of smallville, and was wondering how to extract the shows piece by piece and shrink them.
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If it has copy protection then it isn't something we can look at
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dunno if it does or not..it just doesnt give the option to extract seperately, it does the main IMG file.(VIDEO_TS)
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Then Nero would let you search for scenes and export them
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