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Put ~10 40 Min Episodes On One Dvd


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#1 funnytim

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Posted 15 July 2007 - 01:22 AM

Hi, I have some AVI files that I would like to convert to DVD, around 10 files, ~40 mins each.

Currently, I'm using Nero to change to DVD. So far, I've only been able to put 3 files onto each disc. (40minX3files=120min)

however, i heard from my friend that his friend was able to put like 10 files onto a DVD, same length (40minX10files=400min)


Does anyone know how to do that, / what program 2 use?

thxs.

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Posted 15 July 2007 - 01:33 AM

If you have a burner that supports them you can get double layer DVD+R's which hold 4hrs (240min) if I recall correctly.
Don't know of a way to get more than that onto a standard DVD.
If you just save the raw video files as a data DVD you can put on a lot more, but you have to have DVD system that will play your avi/DivX files, which a lot of the new ones do.
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Posted 15 July 2007 - 02:54 AM

dvd flick is better conversion software than nero vision, ~40 min avi's are usually ~350 MB, 10 of them would burn as mentioned before as a data dvd, 4 files would be pushing the limit of conversion to mpeg2 on dvd.

if your dvd player isn't divx compatible then you are stuck with 3 hours or less of video on a single layer dvd

when you approach this limit you are lowering the bitrate of the video to a point where quality is significantly reduced

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Posted 15 July 2007 - 06:08 PM

Yes, I know that if i just burn the raw files onto the disc, i can view a whole lot more.

some programs like DVD shrink can compress a DVD-9 disc (for example), and burn it onto a normal DVD disc, right? then the normal DVD disc will hold more than 120mins of video (not raw files)

is there any program that might be able to compress the files so i can put more onto a disc, like dvd shrink, except i'm not copying the disc, but making a new one?

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Posted 16 July 2007 - 08:45 AM

you could test dvdflick and try to push it past 3 hrs of video, I like to keep the quality high, converting avi to mpeg2 is prone to reduce quality some anyway

another program that's very good is convertx2dvd, functional trial that leaves a watermark
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Posted 20 July 2007 - 12:59 AM

how many hours would i be able to "push" dvdflick to?

Also, i checked my friend's disc, it had 8 45min episodes (totaling ~400min), and it's a "normal" dvd disc (4.7GB)

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Posted 20 July 2007 - 07:30 AM

are they mpeg4/avi or dvd video files?

what did your friend use?
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Posted 20 July 2007 - 03:57 PM

i dont know wat my friend used, but the files i want to make into dvd are avi files.

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Posted 20 July 2007 - 09:49 PM

but the files i want to make into dvd are avi files.


we are going in circles, you stated that in post 1 already

on your friends dvd that has so many titles that run so long, are the files avi's or vob mpeg2?
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Posted 21 July 2007 - 05:10 PM

we are going in circles


whoops, sry ;)


i think They're MPEG2 files (they can be played using a non-divx player)

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