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Backup Multiple DVDs to One DVD

I bought Robotechs' Remastered DVD collection, for (me and) my nephew. But he is 8 years old, and i'm afraid he could scratch the DVDs, so i want to backup them to DVD, and i thought of ripping it to SVCD, so DVD's players can still play it, and i use much less DVDs for it. Is it posible? Any how-to i can take a look? other options? Thanks.

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Backup Multiple DVDs to One DVD

Reply #1
Before can achieve this conversion, assure you that your reader accepts the SVCD. 
For the conversion, It's just like Divx but with the SVCD option: 
DVDDecrypter / DGindex or DVD2AVI 1.76 / Tmpegenc or Canopus procoder....

Backup Multiple DVDs to One DVD

Reply #2
could you be a little more explanatory? (mi dvd player supports svcd)


Backup Multiple DVDs to One DVD

Reply #3
could you be a little more explanatory? (mi dvd player supports svcd)

definitely check to see if your dvd player can play svcd on a dvd, or SVCD quality ISO-compliant MPEG2 video files straight off the drive.
They site calls it DVD-SVCD.
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My Apex AD-1100W gotten for 70$ at Wallyworld does. I burn some MPEG files without even reencoding them, and it plays them. It plays files that are VCD, like downloaded music videos, perfectly, from its file browser. It's remote is kind of hard to understand, but not impossible.

Also checkout CVD since it is the same resolution as DVD so you can put them on a DVD without re-encoding in the future.

China Video Disk - a precursor to SVCD marketed since 1998. Resolutions are 352x480 NTSC, 352x576 PAL, 44.1khz audio (unlike 1/2 D1 DVD that is the same resolution at 48khz audio). Not all players will play CVD (compatible players).

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Why to choose to encode to CVD and not SVCD.

CVD has all the efforts of the well known SVCD, but with 1/2 D1 resolution (some call this resolution D2).
This 1/2 D1 (352 X 576/480), happens to be a legal resolution for DVD - Video also. So, you can use your 352 X 576/480 mpeg 2 files on CDs today and on DVD -/+ R(W) tomorrow, without any picture re-encoding or re-scaling. This is not possible with SVCD, 'cause the resolution used by this format (480 X 576/480), ain't compatible with DVD - Video. So, SVCD files needs re-encoding if you want to burn them on DVD. There are (of course!) ways to convert SVCDs to DVD-Rs without re-encoding, but that creates something like "xDVD" and many players does not support discs with such files. The most common problem, is a picture with totally wrong aspect, or blank picture in the right of TV screen!
With CVD you don't have that kind of problems, plus ALL your DVD authoring programs gonna accept your CVD files as 1/2D1 - DVD ones! So, it is more easy to author files and create menus, etc.