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Old 2016-02-24, 07:45 PM
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torrent too big for dual layer dvd

i downloaded a dvd torrent from zomb and its about 9.18 gb...almost a gb more than a standard dul layered dvd would fit. i tried asking the uploader how im supposed to fit it on one but he wont respond. i dont want to shrink it and ruin the quality and i dont need blu ray discs. what should i do?
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Old 2016-02-24, 09:36 PM
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Re: torrent too big for dual layer dvd

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i downloaded a dvd torrent from zomb and its about 9.18 gb...almost a gb more than a standard dul layered dvd would fit. i tried asking the uploader how im supposed to fit it on one but he wont respond. i dont want to shrink it and ruin the quality and i dont need blu ray discs. what should i do?
burn it to an image file, install a virtual DVD drive, mount the image file and play it on your computer.

not much else you can do if the guy who authored the DVD didn't pay attention to the size and you don't want to alter it.

virtual DVD drives:

https://www.raymond.cc/blog/10-free-...tual-drives/2/
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Old 2016-02-25, 07:38 AM
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Re: torrent too big for dual layer dvd

Use the Windows session to edit it.
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Old 2016-02-26, 04:53 PM
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Re: torrent too big for dual layer dvd

Use blue-ray ?
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Old 2016-02-27, 06:07 PM
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Re: torrent too big for dual layer dvd

When I first started uploading here, it was a concern for me to make sure that the uploads would fit onto 1, 2 or 3 CDs.

These days, most folks will be listening to them straight from the files, so it's not an issue.

I would have thought the same applies, or is beginning to apply, for video too....
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Old 2016-02-27, 08:28 PM
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Re: torrent too big for dual layer dvd

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i downloaded a dvd torrent from zomb and its about 9.18 gb...almost a gb more than a standard dul layered dvd would fit. i tried asking the uploader how im supposed to fit it on one but he wont respond. i dont want to shrink it and ruin the quality and i dont need blu ray discs. what should i do?
Are you sure it's a DVD? (i.e. video_ts folder containing .VOB .IFO and .BUP files)

If you want to be able to burn the show onto multiple discs without having to shrink the quality, then you can re-author it. You will lose the menus (but you can create new ones if you like)
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Old 2016-02-28, 09:53 AM
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Re: torrent too big for dual layer dvd

If it is an authored DVD, any decent computer media player can open the directory as a DVD and play it fine, or at the least play the individual .VOB files. If you just want to archive it to DVD, you can copy individual files to multiple data discs, to reconstruct on a computer later. Otherwise, you'd need to re-author it as DanielG stated.
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