avi too big to fit on a cd

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  1. brsboarder macrumors 6502a

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    Hey Guys, I have an avi that I wanna play in a dvd player. I was going to make it a vcd using toast, but its over 700mb, what can I do? I have a dvd burner, toast, popcorn, please help!!!
     
  2. wrc fan macrumors 65816

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    I'm not sure what the format your video is, but why not put it on a DVD? If you don't have any DVD-Rs then split the avi (using something like ffmpegx) to fit on to multiple CDs.
     
  3. brsboarder thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    what do u mean by put it on a dvd, i have dvd's but its in avi format, so if i just throw it on as data it wont play in a dvd player will it?
     
  4. Oryan macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not sure about this, but I thought DVDs had to be in mpeg2 format?
     
  5. ChrisFromCanada macrumors 65816

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    If you click on the video tab at the top of toast and drag on the clip then encode and burn it, it will work.
     
  6. wrc fan macrumors 65816

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    avi isn't a format, it is only a container (like mov for instance). What's inside of the avi is what's important. If it is a DivX then there are some DVD players which play DivX, and you could just burn a data CD. If you're gonna make it a VCD, it's format will be converted to mpeg (and I believe SVCD is mpeg2). So like I said it depends on what format the video is. You can also use ffmpegX to convert it to a DVD (check out the how tos for a guide.
     

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