I am trying to burn a dvd movie but need to remove the coding. I am using a 4.7gb DVD-R single sided. I want to maximize the picture quality. Since this is my first time doing this, I don't understand all the numbers to get best picture quality burned to the single layer DVD-R.
I am using DVD Fab HD v18.104.22.168 and DVD Shrink v3.2.
First, I will use DVD Fab HD to remove the protection layer. I do Copy Full Disc.
1) Is it better to go to DVD9 where the compression ratio is 100%, then use DVD Shrink and remove all the unecessary languages/subtitles = 77%
2) Or is it better to go DVD5 where the compression ratio is 63%, then use DVD Shrink, which has it at 100%
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Last edited by lovingit; 18th Sep 2013 at 16:36.
Have DVDFab rip to DVD-9. DVDFab's own compression/convert routines aren't that great, as far as I've seen.
If you're worried about quality when shrinking the DVD, you might try using DVD Rebuilder rather than DVD Shrink, to compress the DVD for single-layer. People here say it works better than Shrink for that purpose (quality-wise); I haven't tried it, though.If cameras add ten pounds, why would people want to eat them?
Higher bit rate = higher qualityHigher bit rate = larger files
There are limits to how much bit rate you can use on video and audio for DVD, so it is possible that if a movie is about 80 minutes long and has no extras or maybe one trailer and nothing else extra that even at the highest bit rate possible, you cannot wind up with files that exceed the size of a DVD-5 disc. Woody Allen's DVDs are notorious for their lack of extras and in some cases they completely fit on a DVD-5 with very high bit rates. This is just an example.
Generally speaking you should expect a DVD-9 to have higher quality files, but...
1) I have seen movies that would fit on a DVD-5 but the extras push the size up to where it requires a DVD-9. So if you just want a movie only backup, in such cases the movie is ready to go for DVD-5 with no shrinking needed.
2) This is quite rare, but years ago I remember seeing a commercial DVD-9 where the movie and everything related to it would fit on a DVD-5 with no shrinking at all, but the DVD had a dummy file of about 1 GB that you could not access through any menu. All I could figure is that it was deliberately placed there to make it necessary to use a DVD-9 disc. US consumers have been trained to believe that in all cases DVD-5 is inferior to DVD-9 when in reality it depends on how long the film is and if there aren't many extras as to whether you can even use a DVD-9 or not. You do not yet have the experience necessary to recognize things like this example where a dummy 1 GB file was used just to deliberately pad the DVD contents to DVD-9 size.
If you are ripping and burning to DVD-9, there's no point in using DVD Shrink at all. Your rips will fit on consumer DVD-9s with no additional work necessary.