Editing video for multiple titles

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#1

ok i have this series i want to burn in a 4.7DVD disk

Title : Densha Otoko
Resolution : 720x450
aspect ratio : 4:9
size : 400mb

all in all it has 11 episodes, but when i try to make a dvd movie using Nero 7, when i put the first episode, it consumed almost 2 Gig of the Disk. so im guessing if i change the its resolution, mayb i might compress all of this title in one dvd.

Can someone point me to the right thread, because i want to burn multiple titles in a DVD. not a Data disk but a media DVD. i tried many stuff, but i failed.


#2

How many hours is in each episode? If you want good quality on 1 dvd, you need to stick to no more than 4hrs max. 2 1/2 is preferred. The other options are to encode to divx or xvid which will give you more info on one dvd with minimum loss, but you have to have a dvd player that will play divx or xvid. You can also encode to mpeg2 1/2 D1 ( I can’t remember the exact specs off the top of my head). You can find all this information by searching and doing a little reading at www.videohelp.com.


#3

aprox 1 hour per episode. and no my player or most players here at my country does not support divx or xvid. i think that is what im looking for, converting my videos to mpeg2 1/3 D1. what program should i use to convert it with?

thanks


#4

You can’t put 11 hours on a DVD-Video disc, more like 2-2.5 hours. And even that is with compression.

I’ll guess that your episodes are in fact 720x480 and 16:9 aspect. That’s DVD resolution, and can’t be changed. I would put 3 on a DL disc, or maybe 2 on a single layer disc.

Hard to say what format they are in now, but I’d wager it’s MPEG-4 of some type.


#5

3 hours of video would be possible to put onto an DVD5, but with crappy resolution and vcd like bitrates…
If you want more stuff onto 1 Video-DVD then either reduce the titles per disc or use DL.


#6

you can compress the file into AVI
and then you burn this avi files in your 4.7DVD disk
you can play it on your dvd player


#7

You can try putting four hours on, and using 1/2 D1 settings, as long as you aren’t trying to play it back on a large screen hi-def monitor, and you may get acceptable quality. The only way you can tell is to run a test and try it. What do you have to lose, besides one dvd, and a few hours. The only person who can decide if the quality is acceptable, is you. I surely would not do this for a client with a video, but for personal use on a small to mid sized tv, it would likely be acceptable.


#8

avi is not avi.


#9

avi is not avi?

i just bought prison break 2 with 15 episodes with menus and stuff. i was like, wat the hell?

vcd quality is ok with me, doesnt matter. i just want to know how the pirates fit 8 movies on 1 dvd9 disk.


#10

avi can be anything, from uncompressed avi to xvid…

You wont know that unless you want become one of them, I believe.
You bought pirated stuff? Case closed.