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You need to copy it to the hard disk first anyways, that's how DVDDecrypter and DVDFab HD Decrypter are able to decrypt the disc by copying it to the hard disk. Then you can use tools like DVD Shrink to shrink the size if it's from a dual-layered disc 9.4 GB DVD and won't fit onto a standard 4.7 GB DVD, or re-author the disc and remove crap you don't want so that you can just have the main movie. Then you can use DVDDecrypter, or IMGBurn to burn the disc. Note: Some burning apps will only make coasters and the discs won't play on DVD players, which is why I only burn DVD movies with DVDDecrypter or IMGBurn.

Sorry for all the dumb questions. When it comes to video I'm really illiterate -- I mean REALLY green. . . you might as well be talking with a toddler. I've had very little need for learning the "video" stuff -- so I haven't. Audio, however, is another story -- that's something that I understand and use daily in my business.

 

However, here's the reason for all my video questions. I have roughly 2 hrs 20 minutes worth of video -- currently on 2 DVDRs. This is not a commercial movie -- but it's not home movies either. It's something that was produced for another little company I'm involved with. I'm really need to get these two DVDRs down to a single DVD, and I thought maybe it might be something I could do myself, but I've started to re-think that whole idea a little. I may have way too much to learn in a relatively short period of time. It might be a whole lot easier just to go back to the production company that produced the piece and have them work on it -- or simply farm it out to someone else. Of the ~02:20:00, probably 4-6 minutes could just be edited out (simple deletes) -- but I don't know how to do that either -- so that becomes my first problem. Then, I was hoping the whole thing could possibly be "compressed" a little to get rid of the remaining "excess" minutes and get it down under the 2-hr mark. But, I don't even know if one of the "shrink" apps would work on this type of project.

 

Oh well, I apologize for all the boring details, guess I was just trying to explain myself and justify my ignorance a little :(. I appreciate all the help from everyone.

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The problem with putting 2 dvds on one dvd is that you would need something to join the files together. I've done this before(putting little videos together on one dvd) by making the dvd with a program that came with my one and only store bought computer(a 2 1/2 year old compaq.. I couldn't pass it up for 200 bucks with a 17in flat screen crt at staples. Great little spare) The program is called windvd creator platinum and it allows you to create a dvd selection menu pretty easily.

 

Now if the data is too big to fit on one dvd what I would do if I didnt want to loose quality was spring for a pack of dual layer dvds. They cost a little more but they would get the job done and it would be worth it if you really wanted it on one dvd.

 

I just checked circuit city. Double layer dvds are 15 bucks for a 5 pack. Which is kind of a rip considering you cant get 50 dvd+/- r ones on sale for that much when they are on sale sometimes but if you really needed to do it, it would work.

http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/NexxTech-Do...roductDetail.do

 

Edit:

You can get 15 of them for $30 which is a better deal considering but you probably dont need that many:

http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Nexxtech-Do...roductDetail.do

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The only thing it needs done optionally at the moment since it hasn't been updated in some time is for the user to update the backend programs such as lame.exe, flac.exe, oggdec.exe, and wvunpack.exe.

Andavari , I decided to take you advice about updating the backend programs in Burrn. However, I wasn't exactly sure which "Flac" file to download from the site you mentioned. In the Burrn app itself, the "flac" file is simply "flac.exe." However, it appears that on the download site, the flac exe file name also includes the version number. Is it OK to replace the Burrn file with this one, or am I not looking at the right file?

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I wasn't exactly sure which "Flac" file to download from the site you mentioned.

You download this one, clicking the link starts the download: flac-1.2.0-win.zip

  1. With this update depending upon your UnZip software you may actually have to unzip the whole archive because flac.exe is in the Bin folder.

  2. Then you open the Bin folder, right click and either copy or cut flac.exe.

  3. Then you open the Burrrn program folder, right click and select Paste.

It's basically the same procedure for all the backend programs.

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You download this one, clicking the link starts the download: flac-1.2.0-win.zip
  1. With this update depending upon your UnZip software you may actually have to unzip the whole archive because flac.exe is in the Bin folder.

  2. Then you open the Bin folder, right click and either copy or cut flac.exe.

  3. Then you open the Burrrn program folder, right click and select Paste.

It's basically the same procedure for all the backend programs.

Thanks. I always appreciate your help so much!

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Someone in a hijackthis topic I'm working on just posted a avg antispyware log where DVDFab decryptor is detected as being a virus. Just to be safe I scanned the installer at virus total and all came up clean. I also scanned it with avg as on my system and it came up clean. :( Just thought it was worth mentioning that you may come into contact with this false positive. (the person may have an outdated version of avg on their system or something)

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what I would do if I didnt want to loose quality was spring for a pack of dual layer dvds.

The DVD burner drive has to be able to burn dual-layer dvd's though doesn't it?

 

You probably could fit a 2hr 20min dvd video on a standard dvd, but you'd have to shrink it's size using DVD Shrink - of course the compression would mean less quality but in the end it would be much cheaper to do it yourself so long as you know what your doing than outsourcing the task, however it depends upon if you want something done "professionally" or not, then again the "pros" could also make a mess of things. :rolleyes:

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The DVD burner drive has to be able to burn dual-layer dvd's though doesn't it?

 

You probably could fit a 2hr 20min dvd video on a standard dvd, but you'd have to shrink it's size using DVD Shrink - of course the compression would mean less quality but in the end it would be much cheaper to do it yourself so long as you know what your doing than outsourcing the task, however it depends upon if you want something done "professionally" or not, then again the "pros" could also make a mess of things. :rolleyes:

 

Thats true you would have to make sure your drive supported it. But just about any computer bought in the last 3 years or so probably does right?

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Thats true you would have to make sure your drive supported it. But just about any computer bought in the last 3 years or so probably does right?

Most modern drives I looked at on Newegg.com when I got my Plextor last year supported burning to dual-layer DVD, however with older computers there's still computers there's still those in the last 3-4 years that won't burn a dual-layer DVD, in that case they'd just have playback support only - hence the reason he may end up having to shrink the size so that it fits onto a standard 4.7 GB DVD.

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I know the cheapo compaq I got for $200 will burn them and its a few years old. :P

It will even do the stupid light scribe thing(which is such a rip. The discs cost way more and it takes forever to do. After that, they arent even that cool.) I bought a couple just to try it.

 

Anyway if his drive supports it then thats what I would do. :P

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still using the best audio CD burning software in my opinion which is Burrrn.

Hey, Andavari, can you tell me what the "SPTI" setting is used for in the settings section of Burrrn?

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Hey, Andavari, can you tell me what the "SPTI" setting is used for in the settings section of Burrrn?

SPTI ("SCSI Pass Through Interface") by Microsoft: Microsoft article about SPTI.

 

If you have an NT+ based operating system (2000, XP, Vista, etc.,) you should use SPTI, do not resort to using Adaptec's ASPI driver or another as they're unneeded. Note that many CD/DVD burning programs may or will have their own ASPI layer/library.

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No problem! When I got WinXP all those years ago I looked up SPTI since I was wondering what's this SPTI thing all the CD ripping/burning programs were babbling about.

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