How to burn multiple Non-ISO files (DIVX, WMV9, etc.) straight to DVD?

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#1

I need your help. Recently, I bought the external DVD burner: Plextor PX-750UF.

I have a bunch of video files (Divx, WMV9, MPEG2, MPEG4, etc.) stored in the HDD.
And, I want to burn DVD to free up HDD space.

B[/B] Can I burn multiple Divx/other files (i.e., Non-ISO file) straight to DVD disc, just like creating a data CD?

Average size of the video files is 230MB.
I was under impression that 20 of Divx files can be stored in the single 4.7GB DVD disc.
Is this incorrect? (I believe it does not work like that, but, I don’t know)

I tested ImgBurn and Roxio DVD Builder (one that came with the plextor) to burn the DVD.

Neither ImgBurn nor Roxio recognized the Divx as an input.
Roxio DVD Builder was able to recognize WMV9 as input, however,
I could not fit more than two WMV9 files in the DVD.
It appears that the Roxio DVD Builder is reading the media size as
CDROM (max 750mg?) as opposed to 4800MB.

Does anyone know what is wrong here? Is it a Roxio setup or Plextor setup?
How can I make the software to recognize the media size to a DVD disc size?

B[/B] Since burning DIVX straight to DVD did not work, I used AVI2DVD and ImgBurn to make one DVD.

Input DIVX5.0.5 file: 230MB
Output ISO file:1.3GB

DIVX to ISO conversion went fine. Burining the ISO file to DVD disc went well, too.
I was able to play this DVD in the standalone DVD player.

However, here is my problem.
When each input video file (DIVX, WMV9, etc.) results in the average ISO output size of 1.3GB,
that means I can only fit three ISO files in the single DVD disc.
I would like to fit at least 10 video files (ISO or non-ISO) in a single DVD disc.
Is there way to achieve this?

I heard that DVD Shrinkmay be able to reduce the size of ISO file.
Now, I want to try that. And need your advice.
Which is the better way to proceed?

(a) Use DVD Shrink first to reduce the size of the input video file (DIVX, WMV9,…)
(b) Use AVI2DVD to create a ISO file based on the above
© Use ImgBurn

OR

(i) Use AVI2DVD to create a ISO file based on the input video file (DIVX, WMV9, …)
(ii) Use DVD Shrink to reduce the size of ISO file
(iii) Use ImgBurn

B[/B] I would love to watch the DVD in both the standalone player and PC.
What would be the best solution to do so given the situation above?
If things seems difficult, I am considering to create a data DVD
(all files are non-ISO, can play in PC only?) to reduce my time/PC time.

Thanks in advance!!!


#2

Use ImgBurn in the BUILD mode and select your drive.
Shrink will not work on AVI’s.


#3

< Dialysis1

Thanks for your reply.

I am gonna play around with it.
Thanks.


#4

[QUOTE=Dialysis1;2104787]Use ImgBurn in the BUILD mode and select your drive.
Shrink will not work on AVI’s.[/QUOTE]

Thank you! It worked.
I was trying to select the “Foler” instead of “individual video file” in the ImgBurn before.

Now, I can make data DVD. thanks!

I have one more question.

I’ve created ISO file from Divx using AVI2DVD.
The ISO file is too large to fit to the 4.7GB DVD disc.
Is there way to compress ISO file?
So that the compressed ISO will fit to the 4.7GB DVD-R disc?

Can DVD Shrink compress the ISO file (original size) to smaller size ISO?
I have not tested the DVD Shrink yet.

Thanks in advance!


#5

I have one more question.

I’ve created ISO file from Divx using AVI2DVD.
The ISO file is too large to fit to the 4.7GB DVD disc.
Is there way to compress ISO file?
So that the compressed ISO will fit to the 4.7GB DVD-R disc?

Can DVD Shrink compress the ISO file (original size) to smaller size ISO?
I have not tested the DVD Shrink yet.

Yes.
Click on [B]File[/B] and then [B]Open Disc Image.[/B]