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Is there a way to compress an 8.5 GB DVD to 700 MB file?


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#1 Johnz414

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Posted 24 October 2009 - 12:31 AM

Just that, can I compress an 8.5 GB DVD to a 700 MB Video file?

I've just compressed a 6.5 GB DVD down to a 4.3 GB using Nero Recode but that isn't enough compression.

I would like to rip my 4,5 - 8.5 GB DVDs down to 700 MB if I can.

Can you compress them once or twice to get them down form that big to 700 MB?

How much quality is lost compressing more than once? Can you compress more than once? Would you want to?

What is the best compressing program out there for doing this?

Can you do it with Nero Recode?

Thanks,

John
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Posted 24 October 2009 - 02:41 AM

Have you tried DVD Shrink?

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Posted 24 October 2009 - 08:29 PM

The more you compress a video, the more the quality will suffer.
If you compress a 8.5 GB file, down to 700 MB, it probably won't even be watchable.
Let us know how it goes.
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Posted 24 October 2009 - 10:26 PM

I ended up finding and using Nero Recode. It took my 6.5 GB down to 688 MB with little quality lose.

However, it is in Nero Code of MPEG 4 which Windows Movie Maker can't use. But, it will play in Windows Media Player.

So, I'm happy with the result so far.
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