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.mpg vs. .avi size when converting to DVD

Discussion in 'MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 encoding (AVI to DVD)' started by stm7b6, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. stm7b6

    stm7b6 Member

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    I tried to search to find this answer but with no luck, so if anyone knows of a thread already covering this--please point me there.

    So the question..I have been converting home VHS into .mpg format and storing them on my Harddrive until I wanted to burn them to DVD. Now that I have a lot of them I went to burn them but am finding that only about 3 gigs of .mpg video files will fit on a DVD before it says it is full. However when I convert miniDV to .avi and then burn them to DVD it can fit a good 16 gigs on one DVD. So is this the way it is going to be or is there anyway I can fit more .mpg files on one DVD.
    Thanks.
     
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    If you are trying to burn playable DVD's it's all about the running time.
    What is the combined running time of those 3 GB's?
     
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    Thank you for your help. Thats where my problem was, I didnt even think about the length; only the size.
     

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