How to compress and copy DVD content from DVD-9 to DVD-5

July 24, 2012 / Posted by David Brooks on DVD/Blu-ray Tips

If you have a DVD9 movie which is larger than 4.7 GB (actually 4.38 GB in windows) and you want to copy it to a 4.7 GB blank DVD, you can only compress DVD discs. The compression from DVD9 to DVD5 will lose some quality of the DVD menu to retain as the quality of the main movie as much as possible. This guide is about how to compress DVD9 to DVD5 with less quality loss.

To compress DVD, you need to use a DVD compressor, which acts just like a DVD9 to DVD5 converter to convert DVD9 to DVD5 but retain the original quality of main movie. Leawo DVD Copy could be your first choice to compress and copy DVD9 to DVD5. It could retain the maximum quality of source DVD9 movies. The operation is also very simple and easy. If you are using a Mac OS computer, don’t worry. Leawo DVD Copy for Mac would help you do this. Check the bellow steps to know how to copy DVD9 to DVD5:


Full Guide

Import source DVD files

Click Source drop-down button to load source DVD9 files from DVD drive. You can load DVD discs, DVD folders and ISO image files as you like.

Set Target for output

Click Target drop-down button to set target destination to save output DVD profile on your hard drive.

Do essential settings

Select DVD-5 in Disc type (DVD-9 and DVD-5 available); choose Copy mode from Full Movie, Main Movie and Custom Movie; set Disc Label.


  • When you choose Main Movie or Custom Movie copy mode, you are able to make a preview of source DVD files and select audio and subtitle of source DVD files. Full Movie mode means the entire DVD movie, including the menus, trailers and special features. Main Movie mode means the main movie to be selected for copying, which will save space for you. Custom Movie mode allows you to select subtitles, audio tracks and preview DVD content.

Start to copy DVD files

Click the Start button to start to copy DVD-9 to DV-5 within this DVD Copy program.

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