Nero won't burn to DVD- says file is too large

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Wiskerluv

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Hi-

I converted an avi movie file which was 6.8 GBs and want to burn to a DVD. I keep getting a popup that the file is too large to store as ISO and that I should use a different compiliation (UDF) whatever that is....however when I click on that UDF on their dropdown menu, nothing happens. I just wanted to be able to turn my avi. file into a video file which I did so I can play on DVD player. Thank you.

BTW, I used WinAvi to convert the file which worked fine.
 

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Well, a 6.8gig file won't fit on a 4.7gig DVD, so they got that part correct. :) Normal video formats limit the size of the VOB files to 2gig, and a UDF (data) format will obviously only be able to store a file as large as the media.
 

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Thanks for the fast reply, however I am a noobie at this and duh.....I didn't realize that the DVD was only 4.7 G's. Is there a way to compress that large file?
 

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Wiskerluv said:
Is there a way to compress that large file?
There is software available that may do what you want but I am not sure if it can be mentioned here. Some of the programs also allow ripping copy protected DVDs and discussing such programs is against TSG rules.

A double conversion (AVI -> 6.8 GB DVD -> 4.7 GB DVD) may give you very bad results.

According to this page, "When converting to DVD format, you can select video quality, video size, target format, audio bitrate, chapter length."

Your best bet might be do another AVI to DVD conversion in WinAVI with a lower video quality setting. I suspect your video quality is still going to need to take a major hit to get from 6.8 GB to under 4.7 GB.
 

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emoxley can you please tell me how I can burn to a double layer dvd? I am really new at this. Would appreciate it...thanks for replying.
 
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You must have a burner which supports dual layer burning, then you need a dual layer disc.
 

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And note that dual layer media is still pretty expensive... :)
 
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Unless you have a burner that's pretty old, it should handle DL discs ok. But not all burning software handle it very well. IMGBurn will burn DL discs pretty well. Just make sure the setup is for DVD9 (instead of DVD5).

DL discs are still pretty expensive, although the price has come down considerably. Wal Mart sells a 3 pk. for $11.88. Best Buy puts them on sale sometimes for $20, for a 10 pk. Just make sure you buy Verbatim brand DL discs. Other brands tend to be too problematic.
Good luck!
 

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emoxley said:
Unless you have a burner that's pretty old, it should handle DL discs ok
So I guess that these days any computer hardware over three years old is "Pretty old"

May 17, 2004: ... the very first DVD+R DL drive to hit the market
http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1558,1594142,00.asp

I guess that makes my five year old desktop PC at work with just a CD burner a dinosaur. :eek: :eek: :eek:
 
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cwwozniak said:
So I guess that these days any computer hardware over three years old is "Pretty old"

May 17, 2004: ... the very first DVD+R DL drive to hit the market
http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1558,1594142,00.asp

I guess that makes my five year old desktop PC at work with just a CD burner a dinosaur. :eek: :eek: :eek:
Yes..........by today's standards. Isn't the life of a computer considered to be 4 yrs., at the most? Now days, they're obsolete, by the time you get home with it, from the store.
DL burners have been around for awhile, but at first, there were still a lot that didn't burn DL's. I'm not sure if they even build a burner that won't burn DL's now? Also, for a long time, +R DL, was the only ones they burned. Now you see that most burn -R DL's too, although I haven't seen any -R DL media, yet.
 
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Maybe you can try to burn the large file on several discs. That maybe can save some time and money.If you use WinAVI for convert to DVD,you can select disc number and split into several DVD folders.Thant maybe more easier.
Good luck(y)
 

Wiskerluv

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Thanks all for your help!! I solved the problem with ConvertXtoDVD and it worked fine. I don't think the file was as large as I mentioned. I did compress it and it's all okay. I was even able to play it on our home DVD player.
 
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