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Discussion in 'Nero discussion' started by Alandvd06, Jan 15, 2007.

  1. Alandvd06

    Alandvd06 Member

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    Hey everyone. right i converted a movie from avi to dvd file and burned it. the movie is only 4.26gb or sumtin and the disc is 4.7GB is their a higher limit can go to? eg 7Gb and use shrink? im trying ta fit 2 dvd's onto a disc. thanks Alan
     
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    binkie7 Moderator Staff Member

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    Hey Alandvd06
    For a single layer - DVD-5 the most it will hold is 4.38 gig - give or take a mb for lead in/ lead out. A little deceiving in how they are advertised.

    To hold more you would need to burn to a dual layer - dvd-9 which holds around 7.95 gig.

    You can add 2 dvd's in Shrink or Recode and have it compress the dvd to fit to a single layer. But quality may suffer.
     
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    Single layer (SL) disks, DVD5s, hold about 4465 MB of burned data. Double layer (DL) disks, DVD9s, hold about 8125 MB of burned data. DL disks costs nearly 8 times what SL disks cost. It is possible to compress 2 titles to fit on a SL disk. However, there is usually a significant loss of video quality in doing so, especially if both titles are fairly large.
     
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    yea but if i compress around 5 or 6gb then the quality will be better if i compress 7 or 8 gb....
     
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    binkie7 Moderator Staff Member

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    You got it - less compression means better quality.

    Since these are avis check the quality of the files before you compress them - some avis are better quality wise than others :)
     

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