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How make file smaller to fit on one DVD


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#1 mr benn

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 02:09 PM

I want to copy a film onto one single-sided dvd , but the file is too large.

The mpg file is 4.6 gb , which is just too large for a DVD.

I dont mind losing a small bit of quality to save on buying double layered dvd's.

I usually use AVSto DVD to creat my mpg files from AVI, then IMGBurn to copy to DVD.

I think DVD shrink may help ? But not sure how to create the right type of file ?

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 01:22 AM

Could you read this.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD

DVD size is have various size depends on what DVD type that you use.
In this case I think you need to buy another Blank DVD that have space over than 4.6 GB.

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 12:26 PM

You should be able to use DVD Flick to shrink the file, and convert it to DVD format, suitable for burning to disk.
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Posted 10 September 2011 - 02:28 PM

Thanks guys.

For anybody looking at this thread for clues on what to do , I have ended up doing the following .

Using AVStoDVD :

Captured file in AVI format .
Created a mpg file (Output - muxed mpeg2 file )
Output to 'DVD folder structure' - AND in the 'settings' 'video' unticked the option keep mpeg2 compliant .

This created a mpg file that fits a normal 4.7gb DVD.

For some reason when I tried to Burn that file to DVD using AVStoDVD, it did the encoding , but never burnt the disk. So Ive eneded up with another step , by changing the Output to 'DVD structure' , then burning those files.

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 03:25 PM

Thanks for posting back with what worked for you.
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