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Discussion in 'MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 encoding (AVI to DVD)' started by 2wacky, Apr 20, 2007.

  1. 2wacky

    2wacky Member

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    before i put my files into avi2dvd to convert
    them i put them in virtualdub to append both
    havles into one new file. but after that the file
    is as big as both of them on one, how can i reduce
    the size back to 700mb instead of 1.4 gb?
     
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    I've never used Avi2DVD but the file size isn't the determining factor but the runtime of the file. The Bitrate used to encode the file has to be lowered to fit the larger file on 1 DVD5 unless you encode to a DVD9. Bitrate x Runtime = Output File Size Regardless of what size file you have, the runtime is the same.
     
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    thank you, that makes much sense
    but how do i lower the bitrate then?
     
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    Don't know that you can in Avi2DVD, just selecting 4.7 should allow Avi2DVD to encode to that size for you but the quality will be less. bitrate = quality but necver greater than the original. Some encoders can have the bitrate adjusted manually so that the encoded file fits.
     

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