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Discussion in 'Video playback problems' started by Peppers, Jan 25, 2007.

  1. Peppers

    Peppers Member

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    I don't get why a movie clip that is 700 mb takes up 4GB of DVD space?
     
  2. onya

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    I assume that when you've copied the clip to a DVD disc, you've checked the burned disc to see how much space is left?

    Post more info.... :)
     
  3. mistycat

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    If this is an avi, avi is basically a container holding a compressed file and encoding extracts it. Players are available to burn data DVD.
     
  4. onya

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    mistycat, Yes AVI files are smaller etc..Are you saying 700MB of AVI files "uncompressed" are equal to a 4.7GB disc? (i'm not into avi) :p

    Cheers.
     
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    No, but when you choose to encode that file, you select a bitrate level to encode to or some encoders select it for you and it is bitrate that determines final file size. But, Higher bitrate = better quality but larger file sizes. A bitrate of 3000 would result in an encoded file size smaller than a bitrate of 6000 but of less quality.
     

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