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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 5:22 pm 
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Hello

Over the past decade, I have tried a multitude of suggestions for burning a playable DVD from a VIDEO_TS folder. Every method I attempted produced the same error message: Not enough space on the destination.

Is there a workaround for this? I have tried command line, Burn.app, Toast, and Disk Utility. Over the course of the past ten years, I have dabbled with many different versions of the softwares listed.

No matter what I have done, each time the VIDEO_TS folder occupies 7.4GB, yet the destination only allows something like 4.3 or 4.3GB to be burned onto it.

Is is just a Mac OS thing, or is there some solution? I have read (over the past decade or so) over on the Apple Support Forums, as well as on these forums (dating back to the XLR8YOURMAC.COM forums) of people who have gotten it to work. What in the hell am I missing?

Any light shed on the subject would be appreciated.

Oh, and congrats to mc68k. :D

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 6:33 pm 
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What size is the movie?

Sounds like it thinks it needs a DVD/DL.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 9:13 pm 
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Indeedily doodily, if it's over 4.7GB then it needs to be DVD-DL. DVD-R/DVD+R is only 4.75GB, DVD-DL/DVD+DL is 9.5GB.

There exists software to recompress DVD content to fit on smaller DVDs by reducing the video quality, I'm fairly certain Toast 6 and 7 included this ability, though obviously only for unprotected (non-CSS) DVDs.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 12:17 pm 
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Thanks. Hopefully I can find a utility to do what I need it to.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 12:40 pm 
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If desktop/tower:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6827135204
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817501014


If not (requires a lot of patience though):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6827136283
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817501014

Looks like DL is max 8.5GB. I remember it being over 9GB... maybe +R DL lost 500MB... or maybe it's a base2/base10 conversion... or maybe I'm remembering completely wrong. :bonk:


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 4:58 pm 
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People seem to like RipIt for ripping. Ripping decrypts the CSS digital rights management on commercial DVDs so you can make playable a playable VIDEO_TS folder copy. RipIt has a trial for 10 free copies.

http://thelittleappfactory.com/ripit/

After you get a decrypted VIDEO_TS folder, you can burn it with Toast.

I wouldn't try to compress the video from dual layer->single layer, it usually ends up so blocky you can tell it's compressed, especially in high frame and low light scenes on a big screen TV.

You can buy 25 pack of DVD+R DL DVDs for pretty cheap. I would stick with a name brand for quality, like Verbatim, Memorex or TDK.


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Is the TV really old? I'd just skip the DVD step and play the file through a pen drive plugged into the TV. Passing it through Handbrake first if necessary. Are you looking to preserve all the extras on the original DVD or is it just the film you're interested in?

I wouldn't re-compress in Toast. It's always given me very poor quality. Burning is fine though.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:22 am 
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That's interesting. Between Friday & today the 25-pack I posted went from $25 with free shipping to $21 with $9 shipping.

Ah, wacky NewEgg and their 48 hour weekend sales...


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:26 am 
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What I ended up doing was to shove the Video_TS folders through Handbrake and produce a .m4v file that the kids can play with VLC.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:18 am 
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Funny, that's what I do for all the DVDs I own & rent.


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Makes more sense than trying to transfer them onto DVDs and you save a fair amount of space too.

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I've been using MacTheRipper v3.0r14 for a while now since I moved on from SuperFast Leopard (10.6.8), and MDRP for those that MacTheRipper crash on. MDRP will extract to an .ISO image which has to be mounted to play first, thus more inconvenient than a typical VIDEO_TS folder created by MTR, but at least there's the option in case one or the other fails.

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