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How to shrink personal videos to fit on a dvd

Discussion in 'Video to DVD' started by Beadsie69, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. Beadsie69

    Beadsie69 Member

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    My son was in football for 3 years and I recorded all of his games with my Sony DCR-SR47 digital video camera. All are fine. However, since each complete season of his games amounts to about 100GB each, I want to burn copies of each game before I remove the video files to an external backup drive for archiving safety. My problem is that often the games exceed 4.7 & even 8.4GB. I need to know if there is a way to strip out all unnecessary data without losing video / audio quality so that they will each fit on a single dvd? I am also trying to find a way to strip the audio and leave the video intact.

    Thank you in advance for any help.
     
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    attar Senior member

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    A standard blank is nominally two hours - but you can probably get three hours of video depending on the source.
    What format is the source video - if it happened to be 720x480 mpeg2 then it's DVD compliant as far as NTSC (North America).
    As to the audio, you don't have to include it in the new DVD compilation.
     
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    when my sony utility downloads the video files from my camcorder they are in 3 pieces 1 mpeg file, 1 .modd file, & 1 .moff file. i can merge video files, but they are over 8.5GB then. I need to shrink the total file size to fit on a dvd that plays in any dvd player. second, i have no way to remove the embedded audio from the video to make it a "silent movie"
     
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    What's the running time of one of these videos?

    You can't have it both ways - the running time of the video has either to be a nominal two hours for a standard blank or four hours for a DL disk.
    If your source material is DVD compliant and it's two hours running time then it can be authored to DVD without any loss of quality, not otherwise.
     
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    A program like Ulead MovieFactory will let you split mpg files but isn't free. Would reencoding the mpg to a Video TS file for either DVD 5 or 9 be an option. DVD Shrink would be another option for DVD 5 from DVD 9 then too,I think. (both are free) There will be some quality loss but maybe not much (hopefully) depending on the bitrate used. Edit: Video Redo also has an mpg editor but quite pricey, don't know how crippled their trial is, excellent tool though as is UMF.
     
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    a program called avidemux should be able to split the video and its free.some dvd burning programs also have the option to split the data burn it to multiple discs.
     

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