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Old 6 Dec 2012, 12:26 AM   #1
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Default How do I use IFOedit to split a DVD in 2?

Hey everyone,

I'm not sure if I'm asking my questions in the right section, so will someone please move my thread to the right section if need be, and possibly for faster replies?

How would I take a DVD that is over 4.7GB, and split it in 2, so it would fit on a 4.7GB DVD disc, so it would be split in half? I would like to use IFOedit, and after the splitting is done, what do I need to copy over to both Disc1, and Disc2 in order to make this work? Will someone give me the full instructions to make this work, and for playback on a standard DVD Player?

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Old 6 Dec 2012, 08:35 AM   #2
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I googled these keywords and found guides:
IfoEdit split dvd

I don't think you will have worse luck.
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Old 6 Dec 2012, 09:20 AM   #3
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Thank you. I'll give it a shot.
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Old 6 Dec 2012, 10:33 AM   #4
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I was trying to get a guide, and hopefully it would be clear on what files meaning all files copied to the DVD1, and DVD2 folders since that's the hardest part, and VLC is rejecting my movies because I don't have all of the files. I am following this one guide, and I'm not sure about step 5 because it is not clear enough on what all files needs to be copied over. Maybe someone on here could explain? Or try the procedure first, and then someone could help me?

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Old 7 Dec 2012, 01:15 AM   #5
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IMO, the easiest way to do that is with VobBlanker.

You should load the original DVD, and blank the last cells of the main movie to reduce the space to 4.37GB max. Then, output to a new folder called DVD1. (Be sure to tick the Process Titles and Process Menus options, and to set all Skip/Process options at the right side of the window to "Process". Also, untick "Use input folder".)

When done, do the same thing again, but this time, blank the first cell of the main movie (up to but not including the first cell that has been blanked during phase 1). If you can't regain enough disc space, you might have to blank also some bonus. Again, output to a new folder, called DVD2.

With that method, you don't have to bother about the chapter menu (if any). Usually, it's very simple, but there are cases more difficult to handle, for example when the original DVD contains multi-angle or multi-story Titles, or when the main movie is made of a single big cell (without chapters).

There is a drawback, though. The blanked cells of the main movie are very short cells (with a duration of approx 0.5 second), but they will be played. If you have blanked a lot of them, you might see a black image during several seconds at the end of part 1 and/or at the beginning of part 2. That can be avoided with PgcEdit. Let me know if you need to skip the playback of the blanked cells. (Anyway, that's a process that must be applied after the VobBlanker work, so begin with that...)

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Not trying to say "go google it" but I'm not sure exactly what comes under the heading of "ripping" which is against the rules here. Sometimes one has to be oblique.
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I'm not talking about "ripping". I'm talking about "splitting".

Also, I tried following what was written above, but I don't know how to blank cells.
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Also, I tried following what was written above, but I don't know how to blank cells.
See the secthin "Cell Blanking" in this guide.

(To blank a whole bonus title, if you need so, you should apply the section "Program Chain (PGC) Blanking" in the same guide.)
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I'm not talking about "ripping". I'm talking about "splitting".

Also, I tried following what was written above, but I don't know how to blank cells.
Read Rule 19. If the tool in question has a function forbidden by the rule, it cannot be discussed on the forum, even if the function being discussed is not the prohibited function. That's just how it is.

If I were you I'd search the large download sites for video tools. If it's a paid tool it still may have a trial period to see if it works on your system, before buying it.


Depending on the size of the DVD9 content some encoding tools produce surprisingly good results. For instance I used DVD-Rebuilder Pro for quite awhile. The main thing that has cut down on my need to encode video is the purchase of a set top box. They have their quirks too. But you can avoid a lot of video encoding just by the fact you can hook the set top box to a TB drive via USB 2.0 or WiFi and just play the file. The WD I have directly supports .iso images. The type of DVD it cannot handle is the "episodic" kind. Like 6 episodes of a TV show. It expects a film with a large "main movie." Other than that subtitles, etc.. work very well for standard DVD5 and DVD9 images.
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Read Rule 19. If the tool in question has a function forbidden by the rule, it cannot be discussed on the forum, even if the function being discussed is not the prohibited function. That's just how it is.
What's the problem with the tools discussed in this thread? AFAIK, only IfoEdit, VobBlanker and PgcEdit (and now DVD Rebuilder) have been cited. None of them are ripping tools, as they cannot decrypt the original DVDs or copy protected DVDs.

If one of these tools has "a function forbidden by the rule", please let us know what function it is.
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What's the problem with the tools discussed in this thread? AFAIK, only IfoEdit, VobBlanker and PgcEdit (and now DVD Rebuilder) have been cited. None of them are ripping tools, as they cannot decrypt the original DVDs or copy protected DVDs.

If one of these tools has "a function forbidden by the rule", please let us know what function it is.
I didn't say there was a problem. I'm not the moderator. What I'm saying is I can't mention other things. I'm not trying to substitute for your suggestions. I'm trying to give a hint for alternatives. If the OP doesn't want an alternative, one click does it all, that's fine.

I should have just quit at the first post. Being oblique unfortunately, amounts to being vague.
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Oops! I understand. You would like to suggest using D**S*****, but you can't.
Anyway, I think php111 wants to split its DVD to keep the original quality, not to shrink it.
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Nah, there was a free software that split into 2 DVD5. But I think the last free one, when you put the 2nd disc in, you got the menu. I think you just had to hit Stop to kick it in the butt to make it play normally. But until you know that it kind of freaks you out trying to use a menu that doesn't respond. Once I got used to it, it was cool. No loss of quality. Just had to get out of the chair to swap discs.

In fact, if it wasn't for that one bug, I'd say the software did a fabulous job of DVD9 splitting.

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