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Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicMovies · 1 decade ago

How can I compress a dvd rip file?

Ok, so I just borrowed a movie from a friend and he let me rip it onto my comp. I am trying to burn a disc for myself, but I only have 4700 MB discs. I tried to burn it, but my movie is 8356 MB. Some guy at bestbuy told me about compressing my movie so it can fit on my discs. How can I do this?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favourite answer

    There is a great program called "DVD Shrink" which can do the trick. As store-bought DVDs are typically dual layer (8.5 GB) and normal blank DVD media are single layer (4.7 GB), one of DVD Shrink's functions is to re-encode the movie in lesser quality and/or discard extra content such as foreign-language soundtracks.

    And the program is FREE.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You can try iSofter DVD Ripper Platinum which converts DVD to AVI, DivX, XviD, VCD, WMV, MPEG4 format video files, with almost same quality, but just only 10% size. So you can add DVD Movie to iPod, Zune, Pocket PC or any other MP4 player. Also, you can rip the DVD to the formats for Youtube video such as wmv.

    Even you can use the video editor profile to output avi file for your video editing software, such as Adobe Premiere, Sony Vegas. Also, it supports ripping MTV, music DVD to MP3 audio; you can listen to your favorite movies on your iPod now!

    There is the free download link:

    Also, you can search some other ones:

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You can burn your movie to dual-layer DVD disc, it has 9 GB space. If you don't know how to copy DVD to another DVD, here is a step by step guide for you

    If you want to compress DVD into smaller file, you may take a look at this guide

    If you still have problem, feel free to contact me.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    e.m. easy dvd copy main features:

    (0). Rip DVD to any format video.

    (1)By using E.M. Easy DVD Copy, you can easily copy,shrink and burn your whole DVD at a high speed and with high quality.

    (2)You can aslo copy or shrink your favorite titles, pgc, chapters, subtitles and audios to hard disk or blank DVD disc.

    (3)The size of the compressed DVD movie can be decreased to 20% of the original DVD movie.

    (4)E.M. Easy DVD Copy supports both NTSC and PAL DVD movies

    (5) Supports burn the backed up movies to DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, and DVD+RW discs.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I personally use DVD FAB with DVD Shrink. Best to keep whole content while pretty clost to ZERO quality loss - so close you can't even tell.


    1) Rip with FAB to destination folder

    2) SHRINK (if need be) with DVDShrink to new folder 4Gig

    3) Delete original folder the 8Gig Rip and BURN 4Gig

    I uploaded them myself here are the links.


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