How to compress DVD content from DVD-9 to DVD-5 without quality loss

January 6, 2013 / Posted by David Brooks on DVD/Blu-ray Tips

“Is there any way to help me shrink DVD9 to DVD5? I would like to store the content in DVD9 into a blank DVD5 disc. Have tried several tools but none succeeded.” It is quite common for people to meet such kind of problem. In fact, this could be difficult if a proper DVD backup tool is adopted.

Leawo DVD Copy is just such kind of DVD9 to DVD5 backup program. This DVD backup tool could help you easily back up DVD discs to your computer or disc for future review and convenient sharing, including to shrink DVD9 to DVD5. Check the following detailed steps to know how to compress DVD9 to DVD5 with lossless quality.


Step 1: Install the program on your computer and launch it. Load source DVD disc to the program by clicking "Source" drop-down button. (Note: Only when you computer includes DVD drive, the program would show you the option to choose DVD disc. Otherwise you can load source DVD files from your computer DVD folder.)

Step 2: Choose output directory by clicking "Target" drop-down button. Choose disc type in "Disc type" drop-down button. As you want to shrink DVD-9 to DVD-5, choose DVD-5 in Disc type drop-down button.

Note: If your computer only gets one DVD drive, you have to firstly copy your DVD-9 disc to your computer folder and then copy the backup DVD-9 folder on your computer to a blank DVD-5 disc with this DVD shrinker in the same way as mentioned above. If you have got two DVD drives on your computer, you can directly choose the blank DVD disc in the other DVD drive in "Target" drop-down button.

Step 3: Do essential settings. You can now choose the DVD-9 to DVD-5 Copy mode and Disc label. There’re three copy modes for you to choose from: Full Movie, Main Movie and Custom Mode. Under 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.

Step 4: Start backup work. Click the "Start" button to start copying DVD-9 to DVD-5.

Note: If you want to copy and shrink DVD-9 to DVD-5 disc on Mac OS computer, you can turn to use Leawo Mac DVD Copy.

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