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    Newbee...burning larger video files

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    Newbee...burning larger video files
    Hey guys...usually my video files are about 700 mb...lately...most are 1400ish mb...not sure why.

    To "smartfit'' those to a standard 4.7 gb disc...how can I do that?

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    Newbee...burning larger video files
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    I bit more info would help.....

    But surely 3 x 1400mb files will fit on 1 x 4.7gb DVD?
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    Hey...I am using IDVD...and going thru the regular procedures....if its much over the 700ish...it tells me that it won't fit...am I doing something wrong?

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    700MB = CD-R

    Solution: buy a blank DVD disc instead of a blank CD-R disc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chas_m View Post
    700MB = CD-R

    Solution: buy a blank DVD disc instead of a blank CD-R disc.
    Surely it can't be, can it? I'll be dumbfounded if that's the answer!
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    Newbee...burning larger video files
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevriano View Post
    Surely it can't be, can it? I'll be dumbfounded if that's the answer!
    No, I'm sure you're right. It was late and I didn't read the original post very well.

    In a more careful frame of mind, I think what's going on is that the format of his video is highly compressed (like say AVI or MKV et al) and the OP is not considering the TIME of the project, only the FILE SIZE.

    When making a "movie" DVD, the size of your video files is *totally irrelevant* because they will be converted to MPEG-2 in the burning process. What's important is the RUNNING TIME. If it's over two hours, then it isn't going to work.

    Burning a 700MB video file to a DATA dvd = no problem. But if you're trying to burn a "movie" DVD, then it's not the filesize that matters.

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