Hunger Games - DVDs excessive size

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by Joachim Linke, Nov 20, 2019.

  1. Joachim Linke

    Joachim Linke New Member

    Hi,

    I've bought the Hunger Games collection (German, 505988 SC).
    The first movie went smoothly. All other DVDs do have extreme large VIDEO_TS folders, e.g. 92.2 GB for "Catching Fire".
    I've read the issues about Region locked and indeed one of my drives wasn't set. Corrected that. Nevertheless the DVD(s) are still shown with such large numbers. Total size in AnyDVD is reported 7681 MB, which sounds more reasonable.
    The main thing is that the DVDs take ages to copy. The last time I tried Handbrake finished in a fraction of a second, so I guess the VOBs are not correct (80 VOBs are 1.048.574 KB large...).
    Are there any suggestions to fix that? That set was quite a deal, I'm not thrilled to buy another copy of them as BluRay...
     

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  2. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

  3. Joachim Linke

    Joachim Linke New Member

    Thank you, I'll try that. That's not my main question. I'm usually copying all DVD-data on my local hard drive before ripping. Is it expectable that sometimes VIDEO_TS folder are ten times higher than the DVD can handle?
     
  4. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    Depends, how are you doing the file copy?

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  5. Joachim Linke

    Joachim Linke New Member

    Via Standard Windows 10 x64 Copy / Paste. If you're telling me that there are DVDs that are not supposed to work on a file based system, I think I'm fine with that. It just the first time I'm stumbling onto this (Using AnyDVD for 10 years at least, first copying DVD / BDMV content to the local hard drive and then using HandBrake on that local folder).
     
  6. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    Yeah that's the problem. Sounds like your problematic discs are protected by what's called 'structural protection'. The point of that is to have multiple fake vob/vts files to confuse the drive. If you were to select all of them and right-click - properties you'd find thee Total size a lot bigger than the maximum a dvd9 can hold (8.5gb). Eg 12-15gb, which is not possible.

    The proper way to do it (regardless if the above protection is present or not) is to right click the fox tray icon and select 'rip video DVD to hard disc'.

    That will strip away the fake titles, optimize the files so that's only the real content is left.

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  7. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    Or use elby CloneDVD2.
     
  8. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    That'll work too

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  9. Joachim Linke

    Joachim Linke New Member

    Thanks very much, especially that part about using the built in Ripping feature was new to me. One ever learn new things. Greatly appreciated!
     
  10. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    glad i could help. It's an often overlooked, but very useful feature :)
     
  11. Spirit Wolfe

    Spirit Wolfe Well-Known Member

    I have always used this feature over the 'Rip to Image' option.

    Would it then be better to FIRST 'Rip Video Disc to Harddisk' and then create an ISO file from there? (BTW, would elby CloneDVD2 create an ISO file after ripping the video disc to the harddisk?)

    In case people are wondering (like myself and for clarification now that I'm thinking about it :D) in which instance is it better to use 'Rip to Image' over the 'Rip Video Disc to Harddisk' Option?
     
  12. Clams

    Clams Well-Known Member

    It's better to NEVER use Rip To Image on a regular DVD with AnyDVD alone. THUS the warning pop-up.
     
  13. Spirit Wolfe

    Spirit Wolfe Well-Known Member

    I agree. So why is it still offered as an option? I am just curious. ;)
     
  14. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    Because for Blu-ray, the image ripper is the recommended option

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  15. mike20021969

    mike20021969 Well-Known Member

    He wasn't referring to Blu-ray though. He was asking why the DVD rip option was still offered...

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  16. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    Well, not everyone uses Clonedvd to do the ripping and we all know what the result is if you rip structurally protected discs with windows explorer

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  17. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    Yes, if you want.
     
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