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Why is the TV show DVDs i purchased have 19gb on a DVD?

by armyranger516862006 / September 24, 2013 4:43 AM PDT

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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This should be discussed in the DVD Fab forum.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 24, 2013 4:48 AM PDT

But to copy protect DVDs you drop invalid data into the media to trick copier software. A DVD player won't care so that's the trick. Make the copy software stumble but yet let it play on the players.
Bob

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Thanks!!
by armyranger516862006 / September 24, 2013 4:57 AM PDT

Okay thanks. But could you answer why the file size is that large on a DVD?

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Because it's a lie.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 24, 2013 5:00 AM PDT
In reply to: Thanks!!

Let's say I alter the folder information or record in the DVD to lie about the file size. The DVD player doesn't care but I would trip up the copy app and thus protect my content.
Bob

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He answered it. It's called copyright protection
by Pepe7 / September 24, 2013 5:03 AM PDT
In reply to: Thanks!!

There are various types currently in use by the commercial firms who product DVDs. Google is your friend ;).

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What is says is not important,
by Oldartq / September 24, 2013 11:26 AM PDT
In reply to: Thanks!!

what i want to know is DVDFab is being fooled? I thought dvdfab can't be fool.

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Yeah, use different software. Done.
by Pepe7 / September 24, 2013 5:02 AM PDT

FWIW, DVD Fab is about as clunky as you can get.

Instead, try using AnyDVD & Clone DVD 2 (both from the same company). There are some other options, but those involve copyright, so we had best not go there to keep the mods happy Wink

Bob pretty much covered the trickery involved as to why you are seeing the incorrect rip size(s).

cheers

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