I have a query that is a little difficult to explain, so excuse me if doesn’t make sense the first time you read it! Here goes:
I have around 80 avi files that I would like to convert, (each of them are about 300megs and all are xvids). I would like to convert them with the “Medium Quality/encoding speed” option in the “Encoding” section of the “Settings” menu.
I do not need the ConvertXtoDVD menu for these files, in fact all I need are the output VOB files from ConvertXtoDVD to create my own DVD’s later on.
What confuses me is the “Target Size” setting in the “Encoding” section. If I set it to DVD-9 (about 8Gb) and add about 20 files to encode, it appears that ConvertXtoDVD tries to adjust the bitrate it uses for encoding to a very low amount to try and get as many files converted to under the DVD-9 disk size limit.
(Most of the VOB files are about 400-500megs or less, instead of the “normal” 700-800megs I would expect with “medium” settings and a source file of about 300megs initially).
This makes sense - as I’d image a lot of people want to have a DVD create that fits first time onto a DVD-9 disk.
If I only convert, say 2 files, and try the same process, ConvertXtoDVD has no worries about breaching the 8GB limit and so just encodes them at it’s medium setting. (Giving me my normal 700-800meg output file).
My question - can anyone tell me how to encode all 80 avi’s using “medium” as the encoding - without ConvertXtoDVD trying to readjust the bitrate to squeeze it into a predefined size? I have tried playing with the “custom size” box, but this seems to max out at “8500 MB” and doesn’t help.
I would like to be able to go away this weekend - click the convert button and come home to find 80 VOBS all around the 700-800meg mark!
I hope this makes sense. I also hope it can be done!