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Video too big for DVD disc

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by Ruddy52, Sep 6, 2003.

  1. Ruddy52

    Ruddy52 Guest

    OK here goes.

    I am new to this so excuse me if you've all answered this a million times already.

    I have a movie to burn to DVD and I have ULEAD, which seems to be a great tool, but...

    The video I want to put on a disc is 4.9GB and there is only 4.4 GB of space on a DVD+RW.

    How do I format the video so that it will fit on the DVD?

    Thanks for your patience.
     
  2. Discmania

    Discmania Active member

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    Use DVD Shrink.
     
  3. Discmania

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    Use DVD Shrink but the files must be DVD video compliant (i.e Video TS/Vobs/Bups), not MPEG. Alternatively just rip the original disc again directly with Shrink.
     
  4. 1CAMP

    1CAMP Guest

    then what do i do with the .vob, .bup, and navigation files? what do i use to burn the disk? thanks
     
  5. Ruddy52

    Ruddy52 Guest

    How do I get .vob or any of the other file types from .avi?

    This has not been ripped from a disc, it is an .avi file given to me by someone else.
     
  6. herbsman

    herbsman Moderator Staff Member

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    Use TMPGEnc to covert .avi to .mpeg2

    Then TMPGEnc DVD Author to make .vob
     
  7. koola

    koola Guest

    You would get a better result with the Mainconcept Mpeg encoder to convert to mpeg2, then use TMPGEnc DVD Author to make the DVD files. Good luck :)
     
  8. anosis

    anosis Guest

    Ruddy52,

    You can do it two ways assuming your original is MPEG.

    1. Use TMPGAuthor or your favorite authoring software to create a compliant DVD directory (contains the .VOB,.IFO files) and then use DVDShrink to transcode it to the correct size - this option is easier but will loose more quality
    2. Use TMPGEnc or Mainconcept MPEG encoder (my favorite) and re-encode the MPEG to a size below 4.3GB. Then use your authoring software to create the DVD compliant files - this is a tad more difficult since you need to know some settings in the encoder, but it will render better quality. It will also take longer to create as re-encoding is time consuming.

    If your original is already in DVD compliant formant (again this would be: .VOB and .IFO files) there is no need to use an encoder, DVDShrink or any other transcoder will do the job.

    Anosis
     
  9. Run4two

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    A 4.9 GB AVI file will easily be under 4 GB when it is changed into an MPeg2 file.
     
  10. Pariah

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    Use DVD Shrink to rip/decrypt/compress. Then use Nero to burn. Nero uses simple drag and drop to get all files burned.
     
  11. herbsman

    herbsman Moderator Staff Member

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    Read before you reply perhaps ; )
     
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    All I can say is if it's an AVI file it must be a bloody long film at over 4Gb!
     
  13. herbsman

    herbsman Moderator Staff Member

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    WORD

    It'd be like....8Gb or so after encoding - [bold]lol [/bold]
     
  14. Ruddy52

    Ruddy52 Guest

    "WORD" Herbsman??

    What exactly does that mean?

    Thanks for the help BTW Herbsman. I couldn't have done it without you.

    In future if you have nothing to say that would help, then don't say anything.
     

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