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Discussion in 'DVD Shrink forum' started by armywife4, Aug 23, 2004.

  1. armywife4

    armywife4 Guest

    O.K. i downloaded dvd shrink and i go to open my files and i cant find the file folder with my videos in it for one thing they are AVI. and not a dvd format. i tried to reauthor them into dvd but still couldnt open the file folder all my videos are in. all i am trying to do is make 1 movie fit on one dvd+r 5 and the way my files are when i go to burn using My DVD. i am always in the negative by at least 800 mb. I have dr. divx but i am running into problems with that too i can easily make two files but i am confused. I thought i could use dvd shrink and make it work but i cant even display the files. I need major help. i would appriciate any advise i can get.
     
  2. Veblin

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    DVD Shrink cannot work with AVI files. They have to be DVD-Video files or an ISO image of DVD-Video files.

    When you author them in Sonic My DVD does it make a folder with files or a single ISO file? If it makes files select Open Disc and find the VIDEO_TS folder. If it make an ISO then select File > Open Disc Image and find the ISO file.
     
  3. armywife4

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    O.K. it makes and file under my dvds and i open one and i get a Cache file, a Jacket_P file, a soures file, and a mydvd "garfield" file. i try to open them and i dont see ISO or a VIDEO_TS folder either. So what do i do now?
     
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    I am not familiar with My DVD. Do any of the folders have BUP, IFO, VOB files?
     
  5. armywife4

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    No i dont see that anywhere. See i have Dr DIVX and i dont know exactly how many MG I need to set it to make the file and i dont really want the quality to be crappy. and i dont really under stand when i go toburn the file it is so much larger on the dvd. I know this is a pretty basic question but I have just started fooling with all this stuff a couple of months ago and this is new to me but i learn fast. I know that the quality of the audio makes a difference. and i always want the best quality. Thank you for taking the time to help me. I am so confused.
     
  6. michigan

    michigan Guest

    You have Shrink but are you using it? If you want ot use shrink go to this thread for all the info you need to get started.
    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/79846
    (Don't forget to save the ScuberPete guide on your computer and print it out for quick access to help)

    Also go here.
    http://www.dvdshrink.info/guides.php
    This is the web site for Shrink the guide is excellent.

    The guy who wrote the program is a genius and I am forever in his debt (I think he should accept donations)
     
  7. armywife4

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    well i havent been able to use dvd shrink because the files i need to shrink are AVI and will not even show up under the open files and the thing is i am trying to make one movie fit on one 4.7 mg dvd+r. so i thought dvd shrink will work and i cant use it on AVI files then i have Dr. divx but it has stop working all together in the middle of encoding it says dr divx has encountered a problem and has to close. and i cant get any feed back from my divx support forum or from the online chat. so i am stuck. all i need to do is to encode the files to fit on one disk and it wont work to save my life i am just so frustrated. i thank you for the help though. i have no idea what is going wrong.
     
  8. Veblin

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    If you want to convert your AVI files into a DVD-Video, then you need to encode them to a DVD compliant MPEG-2 format and then author them.

    I can't help you with any of the Sonic My DVD software. I don't know it's abilities or how it works. Does it give you the option to save the DVD-Video files to your hard drive instead of burning them to a DVD.

    Many people on this forum use.
    TMPGEnc to encode
    http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/video_tools/tmpgenc.cfm
    TMPGEnc DVD Author to author
    http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/dvd-r_tools/tmpgenc_dvd_author.cfm

    Homepage
    http://www.pegasys-inc.com/

    Many people on this forum use.
    NeroVision Express 2 from Nero 6 Ultra Edition which will both encode and author.
    http://www.nero.com/us/neroue-prog.php

    There is also a new DVD-Video authoring forum.
    http://forums.afterdawn.com/forum_view.cfm/126

    Once you have authored your DVD, then if it is too large to fit on a disc, you can use DVD Shrink to make it smaller.
     
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2004
  9. armywife4

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    thank you so much i got TMPGEnc and that has solved it thank you so for everyones help. i really appriciatethe help.
     

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