I'm Sorry if there was another thread about this but unfortunately, the search would not let me search the word "DVD" because it was too short. so, heres my problem.
my friend lent me his entire Noir Boxset. its 7 DVD's total. i want to make a direct copy with the menu, extras, lang control, etc...
so, i thought to myself, this is going to be easy, just rip ISO and reburn. however, im getting an ISO that is 7.33gb from a 4.7gb DVD. WTF!!!!???
i thought perhaps thats an error so i let it keep ripping and attempted to burn that iso, GREAT SCOTT!!! ofcourse it doesnt work O_O. disk is too small (i dont have dual layer dvds...still too much moneh).
I also thought of using a DVD ripper to get the raw video but when i do that, i can only isolate the movie with either the eng dubbing which i hate with a burning passion. if i wanted that, i would have kept the 4.4gb file i downloaded with bittorrent. so, im on a quest to find a way to get myself the entire Noir series that is jap dub eng sub. I just thought it would be easier considering i have the DVD's right in front of me to use those....however, im not willing to devote 55gb of my hardrive to a single series.
so heres where i ask for your help. Does anyone know why its ripping a 7.33gb ISO off a 4.7gb DVD? if so, how get around that? Does anyone know how to get the ripping tool to use the jap audio stream instead of the english one AND get the subtitles on there? Does anyone have a direct copy tool that can work around copyright and encoding ( i have already tried alcohal 120%...thats what initialy gave me the 7.33gb file, nero and intervideo both produced same results.)
There are plenty of tools out there. Go look around videohelp.com for some tools. Also, there are a shitload of tutorials.
Also, there is a format called DVD-9. This is also know as Dual Layer DVDs (DVD DL). They are twice a normal DVD.
What your asking for is very illegal. Sooo... yeah, go look at videohelp.com please. XD
Also... DVDs are usually protected. *ahem* <_<
thanks to Silverwmoon!
Most DVDs are dual layer, so 7.33GB is quite possible.
Ripping and burning an ISO is your bes bet if you want an exact copy, personally, I just rip to avi with "fair use wizard" and store it on an external HD, the advantage is that this allows me to define a custom size for the final avi (watch ther bit rate if you change the size, otherwise you will end up with hideously LQ video), and I can fit a whole series on one or two DVDs (although they are lower quality than DVD video, and can only be vied on a computer).
try dvdshrink its free and relatively easy to use go to dvdshrink.org and dl the program, it shrinks down dl dvds to regular size, and for encryption i would suggest anydvd for an decryption program dunno how muich it costs tho, but it runs decryption in the bg so u only have to program it once, dvdshrink is also a good back up program, just delete the files when u r done
I'd stick with using dual-layer DVDs. They are not that expensive to make up for all the hassle with shrinking, re-writing, and quality loss... Plus -- this is the easiest way to keep the structure...
i solved this problem. friend suggested i use DVD X Copy to rip, compress, and reburn. works great and i now have the full noir box set. thanks for the help anyways guys.
your going to need [to look] to get the good version of DVD X Copy though.
Only problem is that most dvd burners dont support dvd-dl burning... unless they are fairly new and even then...
Originally Posted by Valhallian_Snake