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size of file to burn to dvd to play in dvd player

Discussion in 'Video to DVD' started by softcream, May 4, 2012.

  1. softcream

    softcream Member

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    i want to burn some videos to dvd to play on a dvd player. alot of dvd-r's later i found out that the vids cant be 4.7gb (or alot under the ones i wanted was about 200mb) and play on a dvd player it has lots of suff to make it play. i was wondering if there was a way to find out how much stuff i can fit on to a dvd-r with out just trial and error and alot of £ later. the vids are .wmv do other formats fit better? or other burners fit more on?
     
  2. cw9000

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    It sounds like you are wondering how to put more than 4.7GB on a dvd. You can put more on a dual layer dvd. 8.5 GB. But you must buy a burner that supports dual layer. When you buy your burner make sure it says it supports DVD+/-R DL or DVD+/-RW DL. This stands for the DVD+ standard or the DVD- standard as well as ReWrite as well as Dual Layer.
    Then you have to make sure you buy dual layer disks. It will either say "dual layer" or "DL".

    A 4.7GB disk is also called DVD-5 and a 8.5GB is also called DVD-9.

    I am having a hard time, myself, making avi conversion to .Vob files that will play on a dvd player. AFAIK, wmv doesnt play on dvd players, maybe special ones, but it certainly isnt a standard for DVD players.

    Your burning software should tell you how much youve put into the queue to be written. Most software has a bar at the bottom that shows you how much more you can put on the disk.

    Also, a 4.7GB disk is 4.4GiB.
    A DVD is 4,700,000,000 bytes

    = 4589843.75 KiB
    = 4482.etc MiB
    = 4.377 GiB
     
    Last edited: May 6, 2012
  3. xboxdvl2

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    might be able to run a simulation burn before burning the files to disc depending on what software your using.
     

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