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How do I make it fit?

Discussion in 'Video problems with Mac' started by Taliahad, Sep 21, 2004.

  1. Taliahad

    Taliahad Member

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    Downloaded .avi files too big for 4.7 GB DVD-R.

    I've got a number of downloaded .avi movies around 700MB in size clogging up my hardrive and want to burn them onto DVD-R. Is there any way to compress them so that they'll fit on. If not, can I get bigger DVDs than 4.7GB, 'cos that's all they had down my local Dixons. I've got Toast Titanium but that doesn't have a compress option (obviously).
    I tried downloading ffmpegX but it's quite confusing with loads of options and don't even know if that's the right program for me. HELP!
     
  2. kelbelle

    kelbelle Guest

    I'm not sure how much this would actually compress - but you could always try StuffIt. Stuff them into a folder and burn it that way. Like I said- it really may not compress them as much as you need.

    That's really all I could think of...that or just burn a few DVDs :)

    Sorry if that didn't help much. Good luck!
     
  3. Taliahad

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    Thanks anyway, but I want to burn them so that I can watch them in a regular DVD player, not as data files.
    Anyone else got any ideas?
     
  4. RED_BULL

    RED_BULL Guest

    i had the same problem.I had a movie from 700mb,I burned it with toast and it said that the file was over 6gb.I tried other ways but every time i came on that 6gb.The only thing i could do was to burn it on 2 DVDs.
    This is stupid and it takes A LOT of time to encode the dvds in toast.
    My final solution is dont burn that kind of files on dvds.I rip dvds and then burn it,best quality and fast!!!
     
  5. Taliahad

    Taliahad Member

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    Thanx RedBull. My mate has told me about this guy who sells
    blank DVDs over the net. I read somewhere that they make
    DVDs that go up to 17GBs! If he sells these and they play on a
    regular DVD player then I'll get some of those.
    Still, if anyone out there knows how to fit a 700MB .avi file
    onto a regular 4.7GB DVD please let me know so that I can
    use up the lot I just bought. ;)

    I've just read in this forums glossary that there ARE DVDs that
    are bigger DVD-5 (which is the regular 4.7GB size) DVD-9
    (which is 8.something) and so on. I'll get me some of these (if
    they work on my regular DVD player).
     
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  6. Auslander

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    if you try to buy a 17 gig dvd, you're gonna get ripped off. they don't make them. that simple. lol, you'd need a triple or quadruple layer burner and the accomodating media, and that will probably never be created. the dual layers you speak of will most likely work on your player. mainly depends on age. if the file is only 700 mb, then encode it as a video cd, except with 48000 KHz audio (or whatever the format is) instead of 41000 and it will work on a dvd player if you burn that file to dvd. you can fit several such movies that way.
     
  7. Taliahad

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    Okay. I had a look through ffmpegX and am encoding it using the technique you said. Will reply soon to see if was a success...watch this space ;)
     
  8. RED_BULL

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    .Just go to www.afterdown.com/glossary there you can select all the diffrent dvd's like DVD-9.
    I'm going to buy a dual layer burner from lacie,only 190$,than i can burn dvd-9,that are single sided dual-layer discs from 7,95gb.Never small any dvd's again!!!
    I'm waiting until the price of that discs is going down,
    now it's 7-8$ each disc,no thanks
     
  9. Taliahad

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    Hmm, interesting. So, can I burn those DVD-9 disks in my regular Superdrive then or will I have to by a special burner?
     
  10. RED_BULL

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    No,you cant burn dual layers with a superdrive.Thats why im going to buy one,a dual layer burner (best from lacie).And that burner burns normal dvds 4X,twice faster than the superdrive!!
     
  11. iFix

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    Just thought I'd mention that Red_Bull's superdrive must be older... because most superdrives now burn DVD @ 4x. And the G5's superdrive even burns DVD @ 8x.

    Yet, the new Lacie Dual Layer burner still is gonna woop major ass!
     
  12. RIDE

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    dunno if this is much help... but...
    what i do with avi files to burn dvds out of them is...
    1. Drag the avi file into toast, but instead of burning the dvd make a disk image. (takes a while, but then toast would have to encode the avi file anyway)
    2. Mount the disk image
    3. Use DVD2one or DVD remaster to resize the resulting mounted disk image to the smaller size required (usually 4450mb)
    4. Burn the dvd (VIDEO_TS folder) in toast as DVD-ROM (UDF)
     
  13. Taliahad

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    Aha! I think you may something there. Will try that, too... thank! ;)
     
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    What should I do if when i have burned the dvd when I play it on the dvd player every once in awhile it goes pixely
     
  15. Taliahad

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    Try burning it again, it's probably copied badly. It could also be a bad file. Or a cheap DVD... Try cleaning the disk (like a CD: from the centre to the edge with a microfibre cloth ;)

     
  16. ade_95

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    dvd_9 is the type of dvd u would rent from a video shop or buy from a store like hmv and its easy 2 burn using nero 6 ultra edition
     
  17. Auslander

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    dvd-9 is not necessarily the type of dvd you rent from a video store. about half the movies and most of the games out there are on a dvd-5 configuration.
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  18. Taliahad

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    Will DVD-9 work on a regular DVD player?
     
  19. ade_95

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    yes but dvd-9 holds alot more info thats y 2 put it on a normal dvdwr ur better off usin dvd shrink

    [bold]TRUE OR FALSE??[/bold]
     
  20. Auslander

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    talihad:
    dvd-9's work on MOST dvd players; there's a list here:

    http://www.dvdrhelp.com/

    look around for your player there.



    ade_95:
    for the most part, true. as with all rules, there are exceptions.
     

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