[QUOTE=Kerry56;2605266]A dvd player is normally restricted to dvd resolutions. This means that the resolution of your video file can be no bigger than 720 x 480 (NTSC) or 720 x 576 (PAL). We use NTSC in the US and Canada, but PAL standards are more common around the world.
It doesn’t matter that your dvd player can upscale to 1080p resolutions. The input file has to be within normal dvd boundaries. That is, unless you have a truly exceptional dvd player. I don’t know of [B]any[/B] off the top of my head that can use higher resolution input files.
Blu ray players are a completely different kettle of fish of course. They are designed for larger resolutions.
Now, on to your other question. Blu ray movies of 1080p resolution are normally anywhere from 18 to 40gb in size (movie only). The H264 codec can do some amazing things in compression, and it is possible to fit a 2 hr movie at 1080p onto a single layer dvd, but you cannot do this without some loss of quality. Converting to 720p to fit onto such a small size disk will help, but even it will not be comparable to the original blu ray movie.
If you want to try to compress a regular blu ray movie to such a small size, I recommend a program called BD Rebuilder. There is a guide to using it in my signature. If you are starting with mkv files or mp4 files, you’ll need a different program…something like Ripbot264 or Handbrake.
And you must realize, the high def files will [B]not[/B] play on the vast majority of dvd players.
You can of course convert to regular dvd video using AVStoDVD, but that will not be high def.[/QUOTE]
My DVD player is the toshiba DR-7 and it can record and play back 1080p video from my camcorder
So you’re saying that a 1080p movie will not fit onto a single 4.7Gb dvd without loss of quality? And if I do burn it to a 4.7Gb dvd, how much quality will be lost? Will the quality still be better than a 720p video, say maybe even an 864p video?
And since you said that it is possible to burn a 720p movie onto a normal dvd, what container should I use since my dvd player supports DivX?