How can I fit my home movie on one DVD

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#1

Last summer I was invited to my mother-in-law’s retirement party. I brought my digital camcorder along and shot most of the event. After editing, the main movie is about 4.3 GB. I added music, titles and special effect and now I can’t make it fit on one single layer disc (4.7 GB). I don’t want to use two discs. How can I shrink the whole thing on one disc without loosing too much quality. Should I use a double layer disc? Can a double layer disc be played on any DVD player compatible with +R, -R ? I am new at this so I thank you for your patience.

Thank you folks for your help.


#2

ok, DVD disks hold 4.35 GB of data not 4.7. The reason is that they calculate GB differently. Since your’s is 4.3 GB you need to shrink it a little. Do you have your project as VIDEO_TS folders? or what?


#3

Hello kouglizia, welcome to the forum. Rather than going to a double layer disc, I would use a program such as DVD Shrink or DVD Rebuilder to make the video fit on a single layer disc, which is about 4.37 GB, I think.

Double layer disc are, for the most part, compatible with commercial DVD players if they are book-typed DVD-ROM, but you should “shrink” the video to fit on a single layer disc, if at all possible.


#4

Thanks nooby god and Blackwolf for your help. I will give DVD shrink a try. I don’t know if this will make a diffrence but the project is in vts_01 folder.

Thanks again!


#5

a vts_01? It might open in dvd shrink