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What Is DVD5, DVD9 and Blu-ray Disc?

In nowadays, people are getting access to all kinds of media sources. Years ago, you may be a collector of various DVDs due to its abundant video sources and convenient storage function. Gradually, with the high pace of the development of digital technology, Blu-ray Disc, as the best video source output media, has won the competition immediately with its superior video quality and larger storage. However, technically speaking, what are the differences between DVD and Blu-ray Disk? Which one will you choose while purchasing? Concerning DVD, you can frequently find DVD5 and DVD9. Next I will elaborate the difference among DVD5, DVD9 and Blu-ray Disc respectively.
DVD5 is a single-layer DVD which could store 4.7 GB of data. While DVD9 is a dual-layer DVD that can fit up to 8.7 GB. Most commercial video DVDs are using DVD9. Video DVD, DVD-R/W and DVD+R/W support DVD5. But for DVD9, only Video DVD supports it and DVD+R/W do not support this format. The difference between DVD (DVD5+DVD9) and Blu-ray Disc usually lie in the following aspects.

Differences between DVD5, DVD9 and Blu-ray Disc

1.Storage Capacity

Just as mentioned above, DVD5 can store about 4.7 GB of data and DVD9 could store twice the amount of data at 8.7 GB which equals about four hours of movie. For Blu-ray Disc, its storage is approximately 25 GB of data which equals about two hours of HD video. And double layer Blu-ray Disc can hold up to 50 GB of data.

2. Laser Technology

Lasers are used in both media to read the information on the disc. DVD5 and DVD9 use a red laser at 650nm wave length to read DVD discs while Blu-ray Disc uses a blue laser to read the stored information. Blue laser wave length is shorter than the red laser which allows for closer and more precise reading of disc information.

3. Image Resolution

Image resolution represents the number of vertical lines times the number of horizontal lines of light in a picture, like 480, 720 or 1080. The higher the number, the more superior the picture. DVD5 and DVD9 have a standard resolution of 480 or 520. While, Blu-ray Disc has 1080 HD resolution.

4.Player Compatibility

Generally speaking, almost Blu-ray Disc players can play DVDs. But some DVD players can not play Blu-ray Dis because the red laser is too large to rend the tiny grooves in a Blu-ray Disc.

How to Shrink Blu-ray Disc 50 to Blu-ray Disc 25

Since DVD5 and DVD9 are different from Blu-ray Disc, is there any disc copying software shrinking Blu-ray Disc to DVD5 or DVD9 in order to play the Blu-ray Disc on DVD player? Absolutely yes. Leawo Blu-ray Copy can help you to shrink Blu-ray Disc 50 to Blu-ray Disc 25, or shrink Blu-ray to DVD. It offers you the best solution to copy Blu-ray to DVD without quality and 3D effects losses. If you would like to copy a new DVD, for further reference, then you can refer to the tutorial below.


Step 1. Download Leawo Blu-ray Copy and install it.

Step 2. Insert a blank Blu-ray/DVD disc to your computer's disc drive.

Step 3. Import the Blu-ray to the main interface of Leawo Blu-ray Copy . You can click Add Blu-ray/DVD button or just simply drag the file to the interface.

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Step 4. Set the Blu-ray video settings. After loading, you will need to select video mode (Full Mode, Main Movie and Custom Mode), Subtitle and Audio Tracks at the bottom. Most importantly, you can select BD-25, DVD5 and DVD9 to confirm the final output format. During the copying process, the software will automatically shrink the Blu-ray 50 to Blu-ray 25, or DVD5 and DVD9 format.

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Step 5. Start copying Blu-ray to the blank disc. Before copying, you will need to set the "Copy to", "Disc Label", "Save to" parameters. Then click Copy button below to start. Leawo Blu-ray Copy would start to back up Blu-ray file and finally you will get a new Blu-ray disc with 3D effects perfectly retained.


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Moreover, besides DVD, here are top 2 Blu-ray Copy software to copy BD 50 to BD 25 with ease.


Knowing the differences between DVD5, DVD9 and Blu-ray Disc, then you can use Leawo Blu-ray Copy to help you shrink the Blu-ray Disc to DVD to make sure the disc could be played on the DVD player. With such a powerful copy software, you will not be troubled by the difference among DVD and Blu-ray Disc.