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How to Fit the Entire 8.5GB DVD to A Single DVD-RW?

Is there a way to fit a dual layer DVD disc (8.7GB) to a single layer DVD disc (4.7GB) without reducing the video quality and removing not necessary elements? Well, this guide will show you how to shrink DVD with 8.5GB capacity completely to a single DVD-RW disc, maintaining all the extras and menus with the disc.


First, you need to have a DVD writer that supports DVD-RW. Second, you need to have a Windows computer. Third, you must have a DVD shrink tool that is able to compress the entire DVD-9 to a DVD-RW.

The most professional DVD copy software CloneDVD supports to compress/shrink DVD-9 to DVD-5 perfectly and quickly. Without complicated settings, CloneDVD auto removes all copy protections (CSS, RC, RCE, UOPs and Sony ARccOS) during the process of copying.

Let’s see the brief steps of shrinking DVD.

Step 1. Insert your DVD-9 into the DVD drive. CloneDVD will show all the information of the disc including titles, release date, subtitle, DVD-Video size, quality, etc.

insert a dvd-9 disc

Step 2. Set the same DVD-ROM as target.

set target

Step 3. Choose copy as DVD and set 4.7GB (DVD-5) as output.

choose 4.7GB dvd-5

Step 4. Choose “Entire disc” and click “Start”.

choose entire disc

Step 5. After finishing, just eject the source DVD, insert a blank DVD-RW into the drive and follow the prompts to finish the compressing process.

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