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    movies don't fit in a DVD
    hi fellas

    I own a McBook 2.0, brand new.

    my problem is that I want to burn .avi movies in a DVD, no more than 700mbs each, but iDVD it recognizes them as 27Gbs!!!

    I used iSquint to convert them into mp4, i let it a whole night to encode but to no avail.

    can someone tell me what to do?
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    It sounds like you're trying to burn multiple movies to a single DVD. The problem is that you are thinking in terms of how big each movie is rather than how long. You can burn them as data and just watch them on computers, but to burn them as video, the computer will convert them to a raw format that takes up a lot more space but is readable by DVD players.
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    My guess would be that 27 GB is actually 2.7 GB.

    700 MB x 4 = 2.73 GB
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    My guess is that iDVD is converting those AVI files to the proper MPEG-2 files need for a DVD. The 700MB per file means nothing. Rather, how long is each movie. iDVD will convert them to some minimum bit rate for the MPEG-2 codec it needs for creating a proper playable DVD.
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    ok guys, i got ur point, but can you give me any suggestions?

    do u mean that i can burn only one (max) movie in DVD using iDVD?

    and the only way to save them as a back up is to copy them to a DVD but only as files, right?
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    I believe iDVD is limited to about 2 hours of time.

    You could just save them in the formats they are now as backups. Correct.
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