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There is a question I see popping on and on at forums but with no "good" answer. I've copied a DVD to my hard drive and it is about 6.6 GB. Is there any software that will help me to burn it into a 4.3 GB disk?

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Do you know anybody that's managed to do that? If you copied the DVD on the hard drive and it's 6.6 GB, I'm not sure you can fit it on a single layer DVD. – alex Sep 2 '09 at 8:13
@alex: the size can be reduced by removing special features and extra audio tracks (e.g. DTS, foreign languages, commentary), or if necessary, re-encoding it at a lower quality. – mark4o Sep 7 '09 at 1:29

I personally use Burn and LiquidCD. Both free.

To rip DVDs you can use MacTheRipper or DVD2One.

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DVD Remaster has worked well for me in the past download. It also comes bundled with an application called Fairmount which will decrypt DVDs and mount them as a drive for making local copies, transcoding, or burning back to DVD.

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Use Burn to burn your files on Mac OS X. It can also convert videos to formats, that a DVD-player can read.

Oh, and it's free... :)

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I've used burn but I think it can not scale-down from 6.6 to 4.3GB I do not know if there is any way to do this... – dimitris mistriotis Aug 20 '09 at 13:26
Toast compresses the files, but you need to pay for it. – alimack Feb 18 '10 at 16:11

I do all my burning needs with Disco. If you looking for more features, then Toast is a good alternative. It is rather expensive though.

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