How to put(combine, merge) multiple DVDs on a single DVD?
There are times when your favorite videos are small enough to fit on one disc but they're scattered across several discs. This guide will tell you how to pluck your favorite videos from 2 different DVD discs and combine them on one new playable DVD disc without re-encoding.
Possible uses for this guide:
1. Taking 2 or more different movies and creating 1 DVD out of them
2. Combining 2 or more DVD's to 1 DVD-R or DVD+R
3. Joining a double sided DVD (meaning you have to take the disc out and flip it over to watch the rest) to a single sided DVD-R or DVD+R
Tool: Womble EasyDVD. It's not freeware, but don’t worry because you can try it for a month. You can free download it here. You can also learn the other guides about Womble EasyDVD by following the links below:
- How to create a basic DVD with Womble EasyDVD?
- How to add an intro video to DVD before the main menu shows up?
- How to remove unwanted scenes from DVD movie without re-encoding?
Now transfer your DVDs into your hard drive, insert the blank DVD disc into the drive and run Womble EasyDVD.
Step 1. Create a new DVD project
Click "New" button in the Start stage, then the editor will automatically jump to the Source stage.
Step 2. Import DVD files
The Source stage is where you can add in your input video files, perform some basic editing if needed, and create chapter points.
Before we add in our input video files, you might notice that there are actually two "Add" buttons here. Well, the top “Add” button, with the movie reel icon, is for adding what EasyDVD refers to as “Movies”. The bottom “Add” button with the film strip icon is for adding “Clips”. A “Movie” generally contains one or more clips; and each clip can be a single video file, or a whole or a part of a DVD movie.
Here we click the top "Add" button in Movie Manager(the upper left window), check "Open DVD folder" in the pop-up Open window, then browse to your first DVD file folder and click Open . In the pop-up DVD reader window, select the main movie(which has the longest time in duration) and click OK.
Step 5. Output
When you are ready to export the DVD project, click Output at the top buttons. You will notice that there are some output options on the left.
Folder path is where you want to store the DVD video – the “Video_TS” folder will be created under the path you specify here. Output size is either a single layer or a dual layer disc – this option is useful when you want to reduce the size of the DVD movie to fit a DVD Disc(Please note Womble EasyDVD will either re-encode your video/audio to reduce the file size or it will do a “stream copy” which means the quality stays the same. You cannot “increase” quality by choosing the 7.92 GB option for a single layer project). Action after export is to define the action to execute after export completion – if you want the editor to automatically start burning your DVD after finishing the authoring process, you can set "Start DVD burning" as the "Action after export", but here we will just use the default setting(None) in case of disc waste.
Once all that’s done, click on the “Start” button to start the encoding and authoring process and sit back and wait.
After finishing the export, you can preview the exported DVD folder using a DVD player software such as WinDVD or PowerDVD. If everything worked great, then you can click Burn at the top buttons to enter the final step of your DVD project workflow.
In the Burn stage, choose your DVD burner(You may also choose to output to an ISO file for later burning) and then click on the Burn button to start burning your DVD video to a DVD disc. For the burning speed, it is recommended you burn at the slowest speed available to minimize the burning errors.