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How to copy/compress DVD9 to DVD5 on Mac/Windows?

"How to convert DVD movies from DVD9 to DVD5? I want to copy some DVD movies to single layer DVD (DVD5), but the movies are of bigger size and can’t engrave on 4.7 GB DVD. Is there any software through which is can make the movies much smaller in size so I can copy DVD9 to DVD5?"


Generally speaking, DVD9 holds up to 7.9 GB files and DVD5 for 4.3 GB files. Compress DVD9 to DVD5 can’t be achieved with the right tool. DVD Copy is a professional program which is capable of copying DVD9 movies to DVD5 disc. The tutorial shows the detailed guide.


Step-by-step Guide: Copy/Compress DVD9 to DVD5


Download DVD Copy

Once the download is completed, double click the setup file to install it on your computer. DVD Copy lets you copy DVD9 to DVD 5 on Windows platform, while DVD Copy for Mac is good at compressing DVD9 to DVD5 on Mac, including Snow Leopard, Lion.


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Select Source DVD

Insert your original DVD9 disc into your computer drive. Open this DVD9 to DVD5 copier and click on Source button to select your inserted DVD.



Select Output Target

Click on Target and select DVD as the output target. DVD Copy is also capable of copying DVD to DVD Folder or ISO File. To copy DVD9 to DVD5, select DVD-5 in the Output type.


Copy mode includes "Full Movie", "Main Movie" and "Custom Mode" three options to meet your different DVD copy needs. Select "Full Movie" Mode to copy the whole videos from DVD9; "Main Movie" for the main movie without any other information; or "Custom Mode" to the exact titles.


Compress DVD9 to DVD5

Finished these settings, click on Start button to start the D9 to D5 copying. If the source and the target is the same drive, it will prompt you to insert a new disc after copying the source DVD to the temporary folder. If there are two or more drives, you can select one as source and the other as target.


That’s it. And the process will be done in a few minutes.

1.For Mac users, please check out DVD Copy for Mac to copy DVD9 to DVD5 on Mac.
2.Be aware of the DVD9 to DVD5 could cause quality loss. There is no way to keep the quality exactly as the original DVD, no programs will do that.