DVD creating query

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by che_theking, May 10, 2005.

  1. che_theking macrumors newbie

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    Hi, sorry if this is a simple query but I'm relatively new to macs. I've just acquired a 12" PowerBook with SuperDrive. I've got about 20 .avi files i want to burn on to a DVD to play on my DVD player. The files total about 4GB, so i thought i could just burn them using Toast 6 onto a 4.7GB DVD but it says it's full after just 2 .avi files are dragged to the program.

    What can i use so i can get them all on one DVD?? Thanks
     
  2. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Well, if your files are in AVI format (or any other compressed format) they need to be converted into DVD format to actually make the DVD viewable - otherwise, you'd just be burning a DVD data disc with avi data files on it.

    This is why you can only fit 2 or so of your clips on a DVD - when the conversion takes place, you can only fit so much onto a DVD.
     

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