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Video file shows up huge when burning DVD

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by eddiebrock, Aug 11, 2006.

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  1. eddiebrock

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    I have a tennis match that is 2.19GB that I want to turn into a video DVD. When I go to burn it with ulead DVD Moviefactory it shows up 7.33GB, even though it also shows its only 2 hrs and 23 minutes. I recorded the match at fair quality, so I can't figure out why its taking up so much space.
     
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    That's about right for average/low quality for DVD compliant video.


    Using what format? That would be in the range of divx or WMV which are highly compressed and should not be used for video you intend to burn to a compliant DVD.
     
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    Thanks for the link, I used that Videoinspector program and saw the bit rate was in fact much lower on the original file. I recorded the match in 2003 using an old video card, its an mpg file with 320 x 240 resoluton. Is it a problem to change it to 720 x 480 on the DVD? Are there any programs that will let you manaully change the resolution to something higher?
     
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    Scaling video up always produces poor results but in your case you have no choice, MF will do what you want you only need to adjust the settings. I'm pretty sure when you open it you have choice to set the project settings? Look in the help file, you're going to want to change the resolution to 352x240 ( 352 x 288 for PAL) and use a bitrate of 2000 . That will give you the least quality loss and easily fit on 4.7 GB DVD.
     
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