I've been using Nero 7 Premium to burn DVDs lately (single layered ones) and have been recently helping making DVD movies for my friend who doesnt have a DVD burner. The files are all .avi's and I've been able to burn most, but ones that are really long dont seem to work.
The DVDs I have are standard DVD+R single layer, and they say they have a 4.7GB or 120 min limit. I'm wondering if the 120 minute limit is whats getting in the way, as when i try to burn using the DVD maker in nero startsmart, after it is done encoding I get a message that it fill not fit on the disc. I am burning these things from the hard disc.
My main question is if there is a way to fit these longer movies onto a single disc, and if so how? I have heard of DVD shrink but after messing with it I cannot figure out how to open files form hard drive (it wont open up the subfolder which contains the video files).
Ill give an example with all the information i can find about it to give you a clearer picture.
Length - 2h 07m 15s. Video mode- NTSC. Quality - Custom (4529 kbit/sec) Res = 704X480. Video = MPEG-2 Audio=Dolby Digital(AC-3)2.0. quality=good (at bottom it says that) 4.37/4.38GB used
If this movie needs to be shrink, also how bad will the quality get, assuming most of the movies im burning are less than a half hour over the 2 hour mark (most around 140 minutes or less). These also will not be watched on a HDTV at all, so is there any way that quality can be compromised only to the point where it still looks great on normal CRT TVs without all the fancy HD features?
Sorry for the long post and thank you very much for reading and any help you may be able to offer. If theres any more information I can give you feel free to ask, ill try to respond ASAP