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DVD Shrink Limit on Compression of Video Files?

Discussion in 'DVD Shrink forum' started by bomberbil, Sep 30, 2004.

  1. bomberbil

    bomberbil Member

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    I have been transferring my home videos onto DVD using TMPGENC DVD author to create a Video File suitable for burning (Video TS and Audio TS). These have been too large for a DVD so I use DVD shrink to shrink them to an appropriate size. The problem I have is I have a 5.5 GB file and DVD shrink will not me compress it enough to fit a DVD. I set the custom ratio and it will not go below 76.1% no matter what I do. Anyone help.
     
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    Re-Shrink.

    Shrink the first time to a Hard Disk Folder, ingoring the error message that it will not fit on a disc. Then use Open Files to select those previously shrunk files and Shrink again.
     
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    Thanks Veblin. Do you know if this is normal, i.e is there a restriction on compression ratio.
     
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    It happens some times. There is a limit to how much Shrink can compress in any one operation. That depends on how large the original is and such things as how much the video changes. Example, a video where the camera moves is harder to compress because there is a larger change to every frame, than if the camera is still and just the subjects move. I guess your home videos would probably have a lot of camera movement and maybe a lot of zooming in and out.
     
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