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bigwurock
2006-03-28, 09:08 PM
i am sure this has been asked a ton..but i am wondering how to split a dvd9 into 2 dvd5s without any quality loss...anyone have some ideas...thanks alot...

STLBlues
2006-03-28, 09:51 PM
I like to use DVD Shrink. The "Shrink" part of the name can be misleading though. If you have version 3.1, do the following:

Click "Re-Author"
Drag the main title over to the left
Click on the tiny chapter box (it has an arrow pointing left and right)
Find a good spot to split it in half (i.e. Chapters 1-10 for Disc 1, Chapters 11-20 for Disc 2)
Click "Backup"

For version 3.2

Click on "Re-Author"
Click on "Start/Select End Frames"
Then do the same listed above. This will take out the menu (which is unavoidable when spliting over 2 DVD5's), but chapter marks will stay intact, and there will be NO compression.

GregY
2006-03-28, 09:53 PM
There are a few good tutorials on videohelp.com ... including some that show STLBlues's process in more detail.

bigwurock
2006-03-28, 10:17 PM
so i will lose the menues for both dvd5s.....not that is a big issue for me but to others that may want to trade for it...

STLBlues
2006-03-28, 10:52 PM
so i will lose the menues for both dvd5s.....not that is a big issue for me but to others that may want to trade for it...

That's easy to fix. Just sacrifice 2 more blanks, and burn them as Data DVD's. So if you trade w/ somebody, and they want the DVD9, they can just import both Data DVD5's to their PC, then burn as a DVD9.

sjmike
2006-03-29, 12:48 AM
I use a program called DVDFab Platinum. One of the nice features is this: Split a DVD-9 into two DVD discs, and preserve menus on both discs.

http://www.dvdidle.com/dvd-fab-platinum.htm

CTU2fan
2006-03-29, 09:31 AM
I also use DVDFab, does a nice job...

Festafarian
2006-03-29, 11:25 PM
DVDFab will keep the menus but since they are intact, when you click on certain items, nothing will come up because the data is on the other disk. Only gets confusing when you have a compilation where there is a lot of menu items.

You can split the video, then import it to nero using the "make your own dvd" option and make your own menus

seagull
2006-10-08, 04:14 PM
Thanks for the straightforward answer STLBlues, I had been told dvdshrink would do the trick for splitting discs but couldn't figure it out. Turns out it was almost embarassingly easy and split my video in minutes. Take it easy.

schmoe75
2006-10-09, 10:54 AM
Spend $32 and buy the
Pioneer 111 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16827129001) Dual Layer burner

shopkin
2006-10-12, 10:20 PM
Spend $32 and buy the
Pioneer 111 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16827129001) Dual Layer burner

and then spend 5 bucks a disc for blanks.....nope.........how bout author
2 DVD5s instead of a DVD9...is there a difference....?

schmoe75
2006-10-12, 10:54 PM
It is more time consuming & a little more work from an authoring stand point, and i personally enjoy being able to watch an entire show without having to change discs...


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