Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Burn The Ripped DVD From PC

You have Ripped DVD files in your computer's hard drive and you would like to burn it to a blank DVD!But then, you must have noticed that the size of the ripped files contain more than 4.7 GB of data. The blank DVD holds just 4.7 GB ! What do you do? Well, just shrink or compress the size of the files to fit into a 4.7 GB DVD without apparent change in image or sound quality. How? By using a free software called DVD Shrink!

DVD SHRINK can RIP and COMPRESS the disc and then BURN it to a blank 4.7Gb disc all in one process. Thus you have ripped files automatically saved to PC’s HD and then compressed and burnt.(But then, this is for another post! ) :)

You can use DVD SHRINK in combination with a DVD burning software like Nero, to either make a backup copy of any DVD video disc or burn the ripped dvd files. ( If you already have a preferred alternative burning software you can still use DVD Shrink. The output from DVDShrink can be saved as files on your hard drive and then burnt with the software of your choice.)

Now, back to burning your ripped files! Lets say, that your original DVD is 7,673MB and you have to compress this to 4,464MB! Fine! Lets do it!

Your ripped DVD is in in file mode (that is, a collection of .IFO, .BUP and .VOB files on your HD)
Open DVD Shrink.

Set Preferences!
Click Edit>Preferences

Select the Target DVd size from the drop down menu.
Check Burning with Nero in File I/O

Go back to DVD Shrink.
Click Open Files button.

Then press browse and select the folder where your ripped DVD files are saved..

DVD Shrink will perform a quick analyzation .Then this window opens.
By default, DVD Shrink automatically selects a compression ratio to make your movie fit onto the allocated space (the output size you set up in the preferences).The green bar indicates the size of the compressed file.

In case the compressed file is more than the allocated space,you can go to the Compression Settings and uncheck unwanted subtitles or other menus!

You are ready to Burn your files to a blank DVD now!Press BACKUP.
This window appears.
Select backup target.
Select folder for Temporary files.
Press ok.

Encoding starts.

Insert an empty disc.

The Burn process starts.
When done, remove the burned DVD from the DVD drive .
You can play back your DVD in any DVD player and enjoy!:)

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Anonymous said...

I have tried what you have written in the post but DVD Shrink is giving me errors.
Says cannot find certain files such as video_TS\vts_02_07.vob or others depending how i try to open.