How to Burn DVD9 to DVD5 Using Nero Express


Nero Express can be used to create DVD5s from DVD9s, but not without a little help from other software programs. Nero Express can burn DVD5 discs, but it cannot rip DVD9 discs. A DVD-ripping program must first be used to rip DVD9 discs before they can burned to DVD5 using Nero Express. Some of the many programs that can be used to rip DVD9 discs include Magic DVD Ripper, Xilisoft DVD Ripper and AOA DVD Ripper.

Things You'll Need

  • Magic DVD Ripper or another DVD-ripping software program

Ripping DVD9 Discs

  • Open Magic DVD Ripper and insert the DVD9 you want to rip into your computer's DVD-RW. Other software programs can perform the same task as Magic DVD Ripper, but because the process is essentially the same with other DVD-ripping program, instructions will only be included for using Magic DVD Ripper.

  • Select the "Source" of your DVD, which is your DVD drive. Choose where the DVD will be saved to your hard drive under "Destination."

  • Click the circle beside "Split DVD-9 into two DVD-5 discs" under the "Backup" tab. DVD9 discs are able to hold 7.95 gigabytes of data, while DVD5s can only hold 4.38 gigabytes. You will likely need to split the DVD into two parts, and burn each part onto two separate DVD5s.

  • Click "Start" to begin the ripping process.

  • Remove the ripped DVD from the DVD drive.

Burning DVD5 Discs

  • Insert a DVD5-R into the DVD-ROM.

  • Open Nero Express and select "DVD-Video files."

  • Click the "Add" icon to browse through your computer's folders to find your ripped DVD files. Select the "Video_TS" folder in the ripped DVD's folder. Click "Add," then "Finished."

  • Click "Next," then "Burn" to burn the DVD.

  • Repeat the burning process to burn the second half of the ripped DVD9 to DVD5.

Tips & Warnings

  • Ripping and burning copyrighted DVDs is illegal. Ensure you are not breaking any laws when copying DVDs.


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