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Ball park, how many DVDs per 10gb ?

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by Andyuk911, Feb 28, 2005.

  1. Andyuk911

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    I seem to have 100 DVDs, so how many do people leave on the hard drive ?

    Also, what is the typical need per DVD ? How many would use upto 10gb

    Thanks
     
  2. Steve Bate

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    It depends on how you rip them, if you strip out extras and compress then you'll get more. For reference I strip out all extras and additional languages and have no compression and typically use about 5Gb per disc (up to 7Gb for Films like LOTR)

    Steve
     
  3. Andyuk911

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    thanks Steve
     
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    A straight rip on your run of the mill films should be about 4gb. Once your remove the extra fluff it is often 2.5-3.5gb of actual film content.

    If you leave it at that, I would budget on 3dvd's /10gb of space.

    You can, of course, recompress down to about 1gb/dvd (not best compression, but a good trade-off between PQ and size) but this takes extra time. Hard drives are cheap nowdays :)

    Taking Steve's experience and my own into account, you could say 2-3 dvd's/10gb of space.
     
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    i've been getting about 4-5gb per film, thats just the film itself and a 5.1 soundtrack.
     
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    Same as mjn - 4-5Gb with just title and 5.1
     
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    I too also get about 4-5 gig per movie, this includes end credits cut etc and just 5.1 soundtrack.
     
  8. Andyuk911

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    One little other question, what software do you guys use to transfer to the hard drive and have you found any that are easy and fast, or does the dvd drive just determine the speed ?

    Thanks
     
  9. Steve Bate

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    DVDShrink is very easy to use, the speed will depend on your DVD Drive. Mines 16X and it doesn't take that long, I've just had to re-rip 50 DVD's due to a drive failure and it wasn't that onerous, just press the button and go do something else... come back in 5 mins or so and start again.

    Steve
     
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    my vote goes for dvd decrypter for a straight 1:1 onto the hdd.

    If you want to strip out audio channels etc then I would recommend dvdshrink for ease of use.

    I am sure some of the other guys/gals may suggest better alternatives...these things all do a similar job so it boils down to how comfy you feel with the software. :)
     
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    I also use DVD Decrypter (in IFO mode with direct stream copy enabled and choose what to keep/discard).

    I currently have 20 HDD backups on one of my drives, mostly just the MPEG2 video + AC3 audio + subtitles and they occupy 86.9 GB, which is an average of 4.345GB/movie.
     
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    I too use dvdshrink, havent tried decrypter but shrink is so easy to use and easy to cut off the end credits etc, this can save about 300mb alone.
     
  13. Andyuk911

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    I loaded DVDShrink, v3.2, copied to Disk,..but it took about 1.5 hours!
     
  14. Andyuk911

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    Using backup option 1,420 Kb/sec - have I answered my own question ? :suicide:
     
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    Yes it should be up in the 11,000 kb/sec,
     

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