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    Help me with burning a dvd on idvd and shortening it

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    Help me with burning a dvd on idvd and shortening it
    ok, sorry if my forum title post wasnt very clear. heres my problem.
    i have the film se7en on my computer, as an avi file. IT IS LEGALLY GOT.
    so i put it on idvd and it runs fine. now, i want to burn this idvd project to a blank dvd rom.
    2 problems now emerge.

    1, some people are saying that putting an avi file on idvd and burning it to dvd rom means that the dvd rom wont be able to play it. is this true, and if so how can i fix the problem?
    2, se7en is about 2 minutes over 2 hours long in terms of playing time. blank dvd roms can remember up to 2 hours of film. is there some way i can compress se7en so it fits on a blank dvd rom, but is still playable? or can i cut off the credits somehow?

    HELP PLEASE!

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    Help me with burning a dvd on idvd and shortening it

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    this takes me back a while, it can be done, you might have to use a program like Xillisoft Video Convertor. i remember trying different settings to finally get it so i could burn a disc that would play in my dvd player. ofcourse the easy way is to just drag it to a flash drive and have a media player plugged into your tv that will read the devise. is all this legal, i dont know. if you own the original and want to copy it, well again i dont know. what i do for my truck stereo is put all my songs on a flash drive and plug it into my stereo, much much faster and easy. as for dvd,s only taking 2 hours, well again there seems to be a easy solution for that, i dont know it seeing as i stopped burning dvd,s years ago. good luck either way you choose.

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    Help me with burning a dvd on idvd and shortening it
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    Open iDVD and start a new Project. Drag and drop your movie into the main window. Look in the Project Menu>Project Info. You can then adjust the quality or choose to use a dual layer dvd which should enable you fit it on one disc. When happy, click the Burn wheel.

    The dvd should play in DVD Players, but some of them are fussy about home made dvds, so there is no guarantee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by green4 View Post
    ok, sorry if my forum title post wasnt very clear. heres my problem.
    i have the film se7en on my computer, as an avi file. IT IS LEGALLY GOT.
    so i put it on idvd and it runs fine. now, i want to burn this idvd project to a blank dvd rom.
    2 problems now emerge.

    1, some people are saying that putting an avi file on idvd and burning it to dvd rom means that the dvd rom wont be able to play it. is this true, and if so how can i fix the problem?
    2, se7en is about 2 minutes over 2 hours long in terms of playing time. blank dvd roms can remember up to 2 hours of film. is there some way i can compress se7en so it fits on a blank dvd rom, but is still playable? or can i cut off the credits somehow?

    HELP PLEASE!
    Even if you did actually get the AVI version legally, as per this sticky, you are dealing with a commercial movie and trying to copy it to your own media and that's not allowed.

    Thread closed..
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    ...Ashwin



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