I bought a SONY camera that makes up to 10 minute movies. I used it to record some 2 hour classes and would like to merge all of the mp4 files and burn them onto a single DVD. Trouble is they add up to almost 8GB.
I have Moviefactory 6/7 and can burn up to 4+GB of mp4 files onto a DVD, but it apparently doesn’t shrink. Nor can I get it to merge.
I think Nero 8/9 shrinks, but it won’t read mp4 video files (Nero Vision), at least not SONY’s.
I thought about having Moviefactory “burn” onto a virtual drive, and then using something like CloneDVD to compress the resulting “virtual DVD” to exactly 4.7GB, but Moviefactory doesn’t recognize virtual drives for writing its result (and there is no option to create a VIDEO_TS on your hard disk).
Short of burning the thing on a DVD DL and then using CloneDVD to shrink it (which since I cannot reuse a DVD DL would be prohibitively expensive), I can’t find a clean way to solve this problem. Using an intermediate step of converting the mp4 files to avi would probably significantly reduce their quality. And I am not even sure Nero Vision compresses…
Any ideas would be most appreciated.