Compression question

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#1

I am currently trying to burn 4 csi episodes from xvid to 1 dvd disc my problem is on the 3rd and 4th the sound goes out on both. I am using nero 7 ultra edition with vision express and cant figure out how to shrink the divx files more before retrying. Is there a good divx shrink program out there that i could shrink eack episode then convert with nero so i can make my own menus? I usually dont get too many problems with nero but this has me stumped. :frowning: I’m desperate here as i really dont want to only place 2 eps per disc as there are so many eps in each season. :confused:
Thanks
Anne


#2

If you try to shrink them more, you will likely have a significant quality loss. Divx and Xvid are already highly compressed.


#3

I happily get 4 episodes on a DVD but I create 1gb mpg files from DVD2SVCD & then author the DVD separately.

You could try setting the output size to a DVD9 & then shrink with Recode or DVD Shrink to fit a DVD5. Worth a try.


#4

I would convert each episode to MPEG2 separately, then proceed with authoring if they are all playing OK. You can also just author to a DL size, then shrink or not shrink depending on the outcome of shrinking.

I also wouldn’t use Nero for anything video, but that’s me.


#5

Thanks everyone i’m off to have a go with some of your answers. Thanks for all the great replys they are much appreciated.


#6

[QUOTE=anxies;1672784]I am currently trying to burn 4 csi episodes from xvid to 1 dvd disc [B]my problem is on the 3rd and 4th the sound goes out on both[/B]. I am using nero 7 ultra edition with vision express and cant figure out how to shrink the divx files more before retrying. Is there a good divx shrink program out there that i could shrink eack episode then convert with nero so i can make my own menus? I usually dont get too many problems with nero but this has me stumped. :frowning: I’m desperate here as i really dont want to only place 2 eps per disc as there are so many eps in each season. :confused:
Thanks
Anne[/QUOTE]
Well that doesn’t make sense. I would try it again and just convert the 2 problem AVIs to make sure [B]they[/B] aren’t the problem.

Is there a good divx shrink program out there that i could shrink eack episode then convert with nero so i can make my own menus?

The size of your source files makes no difference when converting, only running time matters.

With that extended running running time (4 eps) a great encoder is needed.

You could try AVStoDVD (free) which has decent menus and will use HCenc to encode.


#7

Output settings matter, even for DVD.
You can bend many factors of a DVD…