Showing results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: Can the contents of a DVD be backed up on a CD ?

  1. #1
    Platinum Member
    Platinum Member

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    189

    Default Can the contents of a DVD be backed up on a CD ?

    i was wondering if there was a way to back up a DVD onto a CD ? it basically contains files. the reason i want to do this is coz not all comps have a DVd rom but almost all do have a CD rom drive ? pls advice

    thank you

  2. #2
    Digital Video Master
    Digital Video Master
    geno888's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Italy
    Posts
    1,081

    Default

    Simply drag and drop all files on a temporary folder on your harddrive and then burn them on a CD.

    If these files are bigger than 700 MB, then you can use WinRAR to split a file in 700 MB chunks. No need for compression, so rejoining of segments is faster.

  3. #3
    Platinum Member
    Platinum Member

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    189

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by geno888
    Simply drag and drop all files on a temporary folder on your harddrive and then burn them on a CD.

    If these files are bigger than 700 MB, then you can use WinRAR to split a file in 700 MB chunks. No need for compression, so rejoining of segments is faster.
    apologies..i didnt quite get that. lets say a DVd is 4.5Gb and i need to shrink 4.5GB data onto a CD which is just 700mb...how would i do this with winrar...pls advice..thank you

  4. #4
    Demigod of Digital Video
    LT. Columbo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Posts
    10,671

    Default

    just another suggestion. i'd use magic dvd ripper (or similar) to rip the dvd to a 700 MB .avi file on my HD, which can then be burned as a single data CD. this software has a free trial too
    "One day men will look back and say I gave birth to the 20th Century". Jack The Ripper - 1888
    Columbo moments...
    "Double Shock" "The Greenhouse Jungle" "Swan Song" FORUM RULES
    "You try to contrive a perfect alibi, and it's your perfect alibi that's gonna hang ya."
    (An Exercise In Fatality, 1974)



  5. #5
    Digital Video Master
    Digital Video Master
    benbryant's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Oahu Hawaii USA
    Posts
    1,314

    Default

    Hi alykhalil,

    If it is video DVD, you can encode it into VCD (mpeg-1) and burn it onto a CD. Although by doing this, the quality will be definitely degraded. You can use TMPGEnc Plus for this job

    Regards

  6. #6
    Platinum Member
    Platinum Member

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    189

    Default

    thank you for replying all. no its not a music DVd...its just files....so how would i do this....

  7. #7
    Demigod of Digital Video
    LT. Columbo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Posts
    10,671

    Default

    just miscellaneous data files? i'd go with geno888's advice then. you can't fit all that data onto a CD-R.
    "One day men will look back and say I gave birth to the 20th Century". Jack The Ripper - 1888
    Columbo moments...
    "Double Shock" "The Greenhouse Jungle" "Swan Song" FORUM RULES
    "You try to contrive a perfect alibi, and it's your perfect alibi that's gonna hang ya."
    (An Exercise In Fatality, 1974)



  8. #8
    Digital Video Master
    Digital Video Master
    geno888's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Italy
    Posts
    1,081

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by alykhalil
    apologies..i didnt quite get that. lets say a DVd is 4.5Gb and i need to shrink 4.5GB data onto a CD which is just 700mb...how would i do this with winrar...pls advice..thank you
    Insert the DVD on your drive.

    After disc is ready, open windows explorer.

    Right click on the DVD and select "Add to archive"

    Then select Compression method --> Store

    and Split to volumes --> 700 MB

    The same can be done with WinZip, if you prefer, or with 7Zip or with any archive tool you like more.
    Attached Images Attached Images

  9. #9
    Lord of Digital Video
    Lord of Digital Video
    tigerman8u's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    2,123

    Default

    If you're using dvddecrypter to rip you can go to tools>settings>ifo and choose the size of the output files. ie 700mg

  10. #10
    binary member nullstuff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    jmp eip
    Posts
    30

    Default

    ...or try the "state-of-the-art" data compression technology =) --- http://www.msoftware.co.nz/

    -- nullstuff
    "there's a crack; a crack in everything: it's how the light gets in." - l/cohen

  11. #11
    Platinum Member
    Platinum Member

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    189

    Default

    cheers to all your guys...i am getting there...thks again...

  12. #12
    Demigod of Digital Video
    LT. Columbo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Posts
    10,671

    Default

    we're glad to help, keep us posted
    "One day men will look back and say I gave birth to the 20th Century". Jack The Ripper - 1888
    Columbo moments...
    "Double Shock" "The Greenhouse Jungle" "Swan Song" FORUM RULES
    "You try to contrive a perfect alibi, and it's your perfect alibi that's gonna hang ya."
    (An Exercise In Fatality, 1974)



Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. DVD Decrypter and DVD Shrink 3.1.5. creating pause ??
    By Nobodydies in forum DVD Authoring and Editing
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 5 Nov 2009, 10:18 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Rules

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •