Can any DVD recordable disc hold 8.72 billion bytes / 8.15 GiB?

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#1

I have a recording (DVB-C/PAL) capture that’s just too big for the usual DVD+R DL discs that I buy (they hold around 8.5 billion bytes / 7.96 GiB). Is there any way for me to use the original files (they are already laid out in the form of a DVD, folder- & file name-wise (\VIDEO_TS, with files split around 1-GiB point - perfect for burning))?

If transcoding (and therefore losing quality) is my only option for getting this to run on a DVD player, can I (losslessly) put the data on a Blu-ray Disc or HD-DVD in the future and run them on the video players that run those discs?

Thanks very much.


#2

DVDShrink will make it fit very nicely with no observable loss of quality.


#3

If quality is an issue use DVD Rebuilder will compress it better than a transcoder.

Or you can always split the file and put it onto two DLs for the future.


#4

Depending on the authoring program you use, it could do the small amount of compression you need with no additional effort. (IE: Adobe Premiere) However, if you are going directly to DVD without any additional work, the above suggestions are quite adequate.


#5

This represents only a 97% compression level, which would be impossible to see regardless of what tool is used.


#6

Just remember not to burn from DVD Shrink - it can not set the layer break correctly. Use ImgBurn instead.

Regards