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Using winavi to Convert to AVI - what files do I use and why is it so big?

Discussion in 'MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 encoding (AVI to DVD)' started by Pcpal001, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. Pcpal001

    Pcpal001 Guest

    I'm using winavi and trying to convert these files below to AVI.
    I'm using the new winavi beta 8. Do I use all of these files?
    One problem is the file is so big at 1,777,18 KB. Most of the AVI files I have are around 750,00 KB

    VIDEO_TS.VOB
    VTS_01_0.VOB
    VTS_01_1.VOB
    VTS_01_2.VOB
    VTS_01_3.VOB
    VTS_01_4.VOB
    VTS_02_0.VOB
    VTS_02_1.VOB
    VTS_03_0.VOB
    VTS_03_1.V
     
  2. attar

    attar Senior member

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    VTS_01_0.VOB is a menu, don't want that.
    VIDEO_TS.VOB is a title set, don't want that.

    You would select these
    VTS_01_1.VOB
    VTS_01_2.VOB
    VTS_01_3.VOB
    VTS_01_4.VOB

    I don't know what VTS_02 or VTS_03 are , they may be extra content.
    You would have click on them and play them to figure out what they are.

    Also you have to make sure that you have the files in numerical order in WINAVI (you can move them up and down once they are imported) also they have to be merged into one.
    Check the help file, it's explained there.

    Personally, I prefer AutoGordianKnot.
    Much simpler and proven reliable (and free)!
     
  3. Pcpal001

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    Thanks, why are most movie files (avi) around 700,000KB and mine are around 1,700,000KB?
     
  4. attar

    attar Senior member

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    Without changing anything (simply accepting the defaults)I can take 2GB of DVD and convert to 486MB AVI.

    Edit:Are you 'Shrinking' the DVD files before converting to AVI?
    If not, you end up with a large file.
     
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2007
  5. Pcpal001

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    I tried using Nero recode and DVD shrink but the file is still large.
     
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    Do I shrink it to the hard drive?
     
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    attar Senior member

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    Yes.The disk is ripped to the hard drive.
    DVD Shrink can compress the files to fit a single DVD.
    You can burn a new DVD with the output from DVD Shrink or take those files and further convert it to AVI format.

     
  8. Pcpal001

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    I used shrink and saved to my hard drive. these are the files I got.
    Each about 1GB a piece. I used winAVI to convert to AVI and it's stil
    the file is around 1,800,000KB

    VTS_01_1
    VTS_01_2
    VTS_01_3
    VTS_01_4
    VTS_01_5

    I don't know what I'm doing wrong.
     
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    What are your current system specs??
     
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    Unless you have purchased Winavi, I would switch to AutoGordianKnot.
    Winavi seems to have conversion to an AVI as an afterthought.
    GordianKnot allows you to select the virst VOB file and automatically bring in the rest.
    At step 3 you can force selection to 1 CD size (700MB).
     
  13. Pcpal001

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    RAM: 2GB Crucial 2600? DDR 400
    Hard drive 1: Seagate 320GB SATA 7200
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    The only thing that i can see that would give u an issue is Vista. I have Vista but have not used Winavi yet with vista yet to suggest anything.
     
  15. Pcpal001

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    As a matter of fact the last few days Vista has really been pissing me off (files that can't be deleted, and slow moving files, and other issues) I was looking for my xp pro disc today and I can't find it. I have xp home but I don't know if I should use it.

    I tried this trial version of Isofer DVD deluxe and for the last 5 hours it's still trying to convert to AVI. I can see it's almost done. I'm sure not buying that crappy software.
     
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