Need help with burning files

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  1. CrackedButter macrumors 68040

    CrackedButter

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    I have this 500 meg avi file and i want to make a VCD out of it. If i select VCD its says i need 800megs of disk space, so with that i insert a DVD and select DVD-video but now its says i need 4.8 GB's of space...how come? This is confusing and annoying because i want to have this movie on disk.

    However, if i burn this 500 meg on a data disk it fits on fine on either CD or DVD.

    I'm using Toast btw.
     
  2. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    Basically Toast sucks at converting the file. Use ffmpeg to convert the avi to either an MPEG-1(VCD) or MPEG-2(DVD) file, and then burn that file with Toast.



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  3. CrackedButter thread starter macrumors 68040

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  4. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    You can set the file size of the resulting MPEG file, so it will actually fit on a CD or DVD.



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  5. CrackedButter thread starter macrumors 68040

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    ah thankyou, i have already encoded a file and i am burning it now, hopefully it will work. Just doing a test at the moment however.
     

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