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Posted: 6/30/2003 6:27:13 PM EDT
I recently picked up a laptop. the plan is to take the laptop in the car in trips. I ususually take a friend with me. I'm looking for a way to backup my DVD's to some other format, so i can watch them on my laptop. the laptop doesn't have a DVD drive, but my home DVD does. I've downloaded divx files off the internet, and they work great. problem is, i can't figure out how to create a divx file from a dvd. Any thoughts? Comments? Suggestions? Before anyone asks, i am only trying to back up my stuff, and be able to use it on my lappy. these WILL NOT be goign on the internet.
Link Posted: 6/30/2003 6:32:25 PM EDT
CD = 640 meg DVD = 18 gig Gonna take a LOT of Cd's to do 1 DVD.
Link Posted: 6/30/2003 6:35:16 PM EDT
DVD is only 9 or 4.7 gig depending on if it's dual layer or single layer. The burnable ones are all 4.7 gig. Check out [url]http://www.vcdhelp.com[/url] Just make sure you're only backing up DVDs you own :)
Link Posted: 6/30/2003 7:09:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/30/2003 7:15:01 PM EDT by fight4yourrights]
Originally Posted By dramine: DVD is only 9 or 4.7 gig depending on if it's dual layer or single layer. The burnable ones are all 4.7 gig.
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Data capacity: 4.7 gigabytes /single sided + single layer 9.4 gigabytes /double sided + single layer 8.5 gigabytes/single sided + double-layer [b] 17 gigabytes/double sided + double-layer[/b] This looks like an answer to the question - [url]http://www.copydvdpro.com/faq.htm#howlong[/url]
Link Posted: 6/30/2003 8:09:09 PM EDT
Well... i found a program. No work needed... jsut pop the dvd in and it converts it to a divx format. then you can go and burn it to dixv if you want (one disc, 635 mb) or split it up and burn it to VCD for use in a dvd player. Thanks for the help!
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