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post #1 of 5 Old 09-24-2013, 11:45 AM - Thread Starter
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hey guys i have the Greys Anatomy seasons 6-8 and i am wanting to make a backup copy DVD of them. When i go to rip them with DVD Fab ripper the output file size it like 19gb. How is that possible to have such a large file size for a DVD? Also could anybody give me a way to make a copy of these DVDs?
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DVD-18 can hold about 18GB (not sure if it's 1000 byte G's or 1024 byte G's). Also, commercial DVDs are encoded with MPEG-2 YCbCr 4:2:0. If the ripper is going to output YCbCr 4:4:4 or even 4:2:2, the output file will be larger than what is on disc.

Also, writeable DVDs can't hold as much data, tops is about 9GB. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD

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Okay thank you guys for the input i am gonna search around for a solution!!
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It's a newer(last couple years) encryption scheme. I see this frequently when trying to rip Disney or even newer BBC movies with Shrink, a very old backup program. I've seen reports of up to 50Gb for a DVD9(8.5gb) disc. Even Windows explorer gets confused when doing a properties on such a disc although they do play fine with VLC.
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