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xvid to dvd-r using mainconcept mpeg encoder.file too large

Discussion in 'DVD±R for advanced users' started by beej, Mar 24, 2004.

  1. beej

    beej Member

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    help,Am trying to convert a 2hr 23 minute xvid to dvd-r,and am getting a projected filesize of nearly 6 gig.Is there a way of reducing the average bitrate like one can with tmpgenc to reduce the filsize.Have read the help files but cant find anything.
     
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    herbsman Moderator Staff Member

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    After MainConcept has finished (worry about file-size later) , then convert to VOB using TMPGEnc DVD Author ... after which you can use DVD2One (is my choice of compression app) to shrink file(s) to 4440Mb ;-)
     
  3. sweepee

    sweepee Guest

    you can reduce the filesize to fit a dvd-r by following these steps
    set mpeg type to dvd
    set audio mode to layer 2
    then click on details
    drag the search method bar up to 11
    drag the search range bar up to 31 (these settings will give you the best quality but take a little longer, it's worth it)
    click on advanced
    click on audio settings
    set audio bitrate to 384
    click on video settings
    under variable bitrate drop the average down to reduce the filesize this is trial & error but you can keep swapping between the ok & advanced buttons untill you get the required filesize (approx 200 kb/s will reduce 200 mb)
    when your happy convert and bob's your uncle
    these adjustments do not seem to reduce quality in any way
    then encode using tmpgenc dvd author and burn using the built in burner

    Hope this has solved your problem, it's a doddle once you've done a couple
     
  4. whassup

    whassup Regular member

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    Easy way:

    Download a bitrate calculator (e.g. DV Tool)
    Enter the duration of the movie and your desired audio bitrate.

    It will automatically calculate your bitrate to fit onto the CD/DVD perfectly. (I always drop it by 100 kbps for headroom.)

    Anyways, change the bitrate in whatever encoder you're using to the calculated one and you're done. You don't have to transcode again.
     
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    Thanks guys for all your advice,am flying now Cheers
     

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