How to fit stuff on DVD's?

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#1

Hey I am new to DVD burning and I am using Nero 6. My problem is I have converted 5 avi files to approx 4.6Gb and its to large to go onto a 4.7 Gb disc. I forgot about the real size of the DVD :o What is a good program to compress this just enough to fit it on one DVD??? Please help

Thanks
JP


#2

Sorry, can you explain better?

Do you have 5 avi files to fit on a single DVD or do you converted 5 avi files into a video DVD format?


#3

Yes I was planning on putting all 5 on one DVD to watch on my standalone player.


#4

if you’re new to dvd authoring [which is what you are now going to need to do] i suggest NeroVision Express [make dvd mode] add files [the avi files], NVE will auto compress them if you want


#5

Please explain better: do you have a divx-compatible standalone player or do you want convert avi in video DVD?


#6

Standalone isnt Divx compatible. Yes I want to burn them all to one dvd. Is there a hard limit not to exceed on compression for video? How much compression is too much?


#7

Depends on how demanding you are, and the size of your screen. If your AVI converted to MPEG2 (DVD) is under 5 GB, it will compress with no visable loss of quality. I would use NeroVision to create a DVD with DVD-9 as the target size. Then import those files into Recode and shrink to DVD-5.

Thee are better tools for converting AVI to MPEG2, and there’s a whole forum here on doing just that, but NeroVision will do fine for a beginner.

There’s no hard rule on how much you can compress, it really depends on the bitrate (quality) of the source material. 80% is too much for some, and 60% is passable for some.


#8

Some standalone players can play also divx movies. They costs a little more than standard dvd players, but exists.


#9

Hi, I suggest Roxio 7.5 EMC it has a program called “Divx to DVD” the program is just a couple clicks and its the best fastest avi. to dvd program out to date. I fit two movies “Constantine” & “The Jacket” on one DVD bolth were avi. dvd rips, the Quality was better than Santa DVD or any other I have ever used and its also really fast beats nero at Trancoding by about 5hours. I now have a philips 645 divx player so I no longer use “Divx to Dvd” if your going to have a lot of avi movie files over the next year I suggest one because 6 avi 700MB dvd-rips on one 4.7 dvd are nice and when the 8.5 are more avalible then it will be twelve.